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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Ranking Toronto

In the past few years, the city of Toronto has risen in several prominent global rankings.

Liveability. In 2014, The Economist ranked Toronto the fourth most liveable city in the world on its annual "liveability index". The index considers 30 factors related to things like safety, healthcare, educational resources, infrastructure and environment in its assessment of which cities around the world provide the best or the worst living conditions.

Population. With the annual population growth rate rising steadily over the past decade, Toronto officially became North America's fourth largest city in 2013. According to the National Post, Toronto narrowly edged out Chicago in the rankings. While Toronto had an estimated population of 2,791,140, Chicago was not far behind with an estimated population of 2,707,120. However, if the ranking included each city's metropolitan areas, rather than just the city proper, Chicago would outrank Toronto by several million people. The top three populated cities in North America are Mexico City, New York and Los Angeles.