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The Best Places to Live in Toronto : Ranking the City’s Neighborhoods
August 15, 2013 – 8:49 am | Comments Off on The Best Places to Live in Toronto : Ranking the City’s Neighborhoods
The Best Places to Live in Toronto : Ranking the City’s Neighborhoods

Toron­to Life maga­zine has relea­sed what they call a « most­ly scien­ti­fic » ran­king of the city’s 140 neighborhoods.

Wor­king with resear­chers from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, they eva­lua­ted fac­tors like hou­sing costs, tran­sit access, crime rates, …

Why Move to Victoria ? It’s the Imagination Economy, Stupid
June 6, 2013 – 9:32 am | Comments Off on Why Move to Victoria ? It’s the Imagination Economy, Stupid
Why Move to Victoria ? It’s the Imagination Economy, Stupid

Bri­tish Colum­bia’s capi­tal city of Vic­to­ria used to be dub­bed a des­ti­na­tion for the « new­ly wed and near­ly dead. » Yes, it was – and still is – popu­lar among both new­ly­weds and reti­rees, but with …

Vancouver Ranks #1 in Quality of Living Among Cities in the Americas
December 4, 2012 – 3:39 pm | Comments Off on Vancouver Ranks #1 in Quality of Living Among Cities in the Americas
Vancouver Ranks #1 in Quality of Living Among Cities in the Americas

Cana­dian cities took four out of the top five spots among cities in the Ame­ri­cas in the 2012 Mer­cer Qua­li­ty of Living sur­vey, an annual assess­ment that com­pares the qua­li­ty of life in 221 urban …

Quality and Cost of Life in the US versus Canada
November 12, 2012 – 6:29 am | Comments Off on Quality and Cost of Life in the US versus Canada
Quality and Cost of Life in the US versus Canada

Is it chea­per to live in the U.S. or Cana­da ? And which coun­try offers a bet­ter qua­li­ty of life ?

A recent Inves­to­pia post, U.S. Or Cana­da : Which Coun­try Is Best To Call Home ?, consi­de­red a varie­ty …

Fluoride in the Water : Comparing Canada, the U.S., the U.K., and Australia
October 29, 2012 – 7:42 am | Comments Off on Fluoride in the Water : Comparing Canada, the U.S., the U.K., and Australia
Fluoride in the Water : Comparing Canada, the U.S., the U.K., and Australia

My daugh­ter came back from the den­tist the other day and repor­ted that Van­cou­ver does not fluo­ri­date its water sys­tem.

Having grown up in the Uni­ted States, where water fluo­ri­da­tion is quite rou­tine, I …