Four Canadian Cities Among 25 Best


Cosmo
#1
Bit of good news ... nice to be ranked high in the world!
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Four Canadian Cities Among 25 Best
OTTAWA — Vancouver, site of the 2010 Winter Olympics, has won a bronze medal rating as the third most livable city among 215 cities assessed in an annual study.

The four other Canadian cities in the study finished in the Top 25, according to a quality of life survey being released today by Mercer Human Resources Consulting.

Toronto climbed to 15th spot from 16th last year. Ottawa moved up three to 18th place. Montreal and Calgary maintained last year’s ratings, finishing 22nd and 25th respectively.

 
glossprincess
#2
That's awesome!! Well done

I've lived in Zurich, I guess it is a pretty damn great place to live, very very very safe! But pretty boring to be honest! And VERY expensive!

But where's Sydney in the list??
 
Finder
#3
Toronto is actually a good place to be? lmao.. wow. Always thought Vancover was pretty nice compaired to Toronto but having gone to Montreal I'd rate it higher then Toronto but I would have to say they lose a lot of points for being snotty so they do deserve to be under Toronto...
 
I think not
#4
Vancouver definately deserves it, what a beautiful city, I'm actually shocked in didn't come in first place.
 
#juan
#5
Not even a mention of Nanaimo...
 
Semperfi_dani
#6
Can i ask..im too lazy to click on the link ( :P ) ...what were the criteria for choosing a city?
 
the caracal kid
#7
The key is what are the miminum requirements for a city to even be considered for the ranking.
 
Semperfi_dani
#8
Cuz like i would suggest Edmonton..good sports/arts town, great shopping, reletively cheap to live compared to the "big cities", and nice green river valleys.

But i betcha Montreal would be awesome too.
 
the caracal kid
#9
I would put victoria (downtown/fairfield/james bay/oak bay areas - not the sprawling burbs) and whistler as great places to live (for different reasons). I find vancouver lumped together misleading because while the downtown, kitsilano, false creek are nice parts of van proper, and the north shore is great, the coquitlams/surreys/richmonds of the lower mainland are the pits.
 
Zan
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by Semperfi_dani

Cuz like i would suggest Edmonton..good sports/arts town, great shopping, reletively cheap to live compared to the "big cities", and nice green river valleys.

But i betcha Montreal would be awesome too.

well good on ya fer promotin' our fair city, Semperfi, but really... as much as I love Edmonton - it is my home after all - I honestly don't think I could place it in the same league as some of the more metropolitan cities that were on that list... but I kinda like it that way.

Victoria though - now that is a gorgeous little city to live in...
 
Semperfi_dani
#11
Hahah..well yah..it can't compete with the big 5 in Canada..but if we are talking about good living standards, we have it pretty sweet in Edmonton. The only thing is that Edmonton can be realllly freaking boring in winter..when you would want it to be the most exciting.

But i would love to spend some time in Ottawa or Montreal...
 
Kreskin
#12
I'll stay in Campbell River, overlooking Discovery Passage from my front window, at one-third the cost of a garage in East Vancouver.
 
Zan
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by Semperfi_dani

The only thing is that Edmonton can be realllly freaking boring in winter..when you would want it to be the most exciting.

heh yeah - but that's what forums are for loll... but ya gotta love summer in Edmonton... our festivals rock!
 
Semperfi_dani
#14
Yes they do! I can barely keep up in the summer. The winter, im a freaking zombie..grr argh.

Although there is much to be said for standing in line for 30 mintues in skirt in -30 weather in the middle of February trying to get into a bar. Hahaha.
 
Hank C
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by #juan

Not even a mention of Nanaimo...

remember, its cities, not villages
 
Hank C
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by Semperfi_dani

Cuz like i would suggest Edmonton..good sports/arts town, great shopping, reletively cheap to live compared to the "big cities", and nice green river valleys.

don't feel bad, 2 hours in your car and you still can be in a world class city
 
the caracal kid
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by Hank C

Quote: Originally Posted by Semperfi_dani

Cuz like i would suggest Edmonton..good sports/arts town, great shopping, reletively cheap to live compared to the "big cities", and nice green river valleys.

don't feel bad, 2 hours in your car and you still can be in a world class city

Jasper didn't qualify, Hank
 
Zan
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by Semperfi_dani

Yes they do! I can barely keep up in the summer. The winter, im a freaking zombie..grr argh.

Although there is much to be said for standing in line for 30 mintues in skirt in -30 weather in the middle of February trying to get into a bar. Hahaha.

hmmmm wonder if we ever stood in line together lollll ... which bar?
 
Hank C
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by the caracal kid

Quote: Originally Posted by Hank C

Quote: Originally Posted by Semperfi_dani

Cuz like i would suggest Edmonton..good sports/arts town, great shopping, reletively cheap to live compared to the "big cities", and nice green river valleys.

don't feel bad, 2 hours in your car and you still can be in a world class city

Jasper didn't qualify, Hank

......Jasper .......cmon everyone knows its all about Banff
 
Hank C
#20
and for the record i was referring to loyydminister.....(sry can't remember how to spell it)
 
Zan
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by Hank C

don't feel bad, 2 hours in your car and you still can be in a world class city

Quote:

Jasper didn't qualify, Hank

......Jasper .......cmon everyone knows its all about Banff

cmon - everyone knows it's at least 4 hours to Banff!
 
glossprincess
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by Semperfi_dani

Yes they do! I can barely keep up in the summer. The winter, im a freaking zombie..grr argh.

Although there is much to be said for standing in line for 30 mintues in skirt in -30 weather in the middle of February trying to get into a bar. Hahaha.

Are you serious?? I was actually wondering that lol....I'm gonna sound like an idiot now but what DO you wear clubbing in winter?? I was counting on everyone looking equally dorky in 10 layers of clothes for when I come over in winter!!
 
Finder
#23
Most of the girls I've seen in Toronto where just a winter coat if that and normal clubbing clouthing. As the Toronto Winter isn't really all that bad. We also have an extensive puplic transit system which keeps you out of the cold too. Besides waiting for it to come. But if you can find a place by the subway thats an even bigger plus.
 
glossprincess
#24
I'm really gonna die!! I hardly even go out in winter here and that's like 15 degrees! Just too damn cold for the stuff I wanna wear so I just avoid it completely :P
 
Finder
#25
Bah Winter here in Toronto isn't that bad really. We barely had any snow at all here, we didn't even have an inch before xmas.
 
glossprincess
#26
Well I'm gonna be in Banff where I know its damn cold so I am NOT going to wear mini skirts out lol!! Dorky or not, it'll be those 10 layers of clothes for moi :P
 
Hank C
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by glossprincess

I'm really gonna die!! I hardly even go out in winter here and that's like 15 degrees! Just too damn cold for the stuff I wanna wear so I just avoid it completely :P

If you are coming in during the winter months, you best not visit Canada at all.....its insanely cold.

I would suggest Nevada, Texas, California, Florida.......the northeast US is not as cold, but icestorms and snowfall can get pretty ugly.
 
FiveParadox
#28
Hank C , winter in the Province of British Columbia isn't too bad; it's insane in Eastern Canada, and cold in the dry prairies, but I have never found it to be too harsh here in B.C.
 
Hank C
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by FiveParadox

Hank C , winter in the Province of British Columbia isn't too bad; it's insane in Eastern Canada, and cold in the dry prairies, but I have never found it to be too harsh here in B.C.

yes the mildest Canadian winters would be in BC.....but she said that 15 degree celsius is cold for her. In the winter vancouver daytime highs are around 6 and they drop to 0 at night so they are not really that warm unless compared with the rest of canada.
 

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