Friday, April 30, 2010

MoneySense: Best Cities

MoneySense evaluated 179 Canadian cities and towns with populations over 50,000 using different criteria than tourists might choose. Whereas visitors might seek out the most beautiful towns, this ranking looked at a city's "livability", such as its cultural offerings, its schools and its year-round weather, explained MoneySense editor Duncan Hood. Story is here MoneySense portal here.

This year, the Top 10 broke down like this:

  1. Ottawa-Gatineau
  2. Kingston, Ont.
  3. Burlington, Ont.
  4. Fredericton, N.B.
  5. Moncton, N.B.
  6. Repentigny, Que.
  7. Brandon, Man.
  8. Victoria, B.C.
  9. Winnipeg, Man.
  10. Levis, Que.
I always find it funny how surveys can be manipulated by giving select criteria more significance. I live in Oakville next to Burlington so this is not "envy".

I am interested based on my web traffic if they their city should be in the Top Ten or the criteria is not consistent with priorities that make sense. Will run a Poll on this.

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