Even while he was ranking the best U.S. cities to trick-or-treat in, Richard Florida was thinking how “very special” Toronto is, compared with them.

The urban theorist who now makes Toronto his home compiled his list for the online site The Daily Beast, creating rankings based on number of children, ability to walk around safely, level of income (“You get a better haul of candy”) and a “bohemian” index (“better costumes”).

Top of the U.S. list is Stamford-Bridgeport in Connecticut.

Still, he says, Toronto is the only place that still does Halloween the way it’s supposed to be done: “toddlers to tweens, with a mosaic of races that make up Toronto.”

See the full Trick-or-Treater Index here.

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