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Лучшие места, чтобы жить: Canada’s Top 10 Города (2011)

Передано on April 28, 2011 – 2:40 вечера11 Comments

New condos rise above Ottawa's ByWard MarketГде лучшие места для проживания в Канаде?

Каждый год, Money­Sense maga­zine weighs in on the best-places-to-live ques­tion, и этот год не стал исключением.

The Money­Sense 2011 Лучшие места, чтобы жить sur­vey оценивалось 180 Cana­dian com­mu­ni­ties with at least 10,000 resi­dents, com­pa­ring such fac­tors as cli­mate, доходы, job pros­pects, доступ к медицинской помощи, home affor­da­bi­li­ty, уровень преступности, and ove­rall lifestyle.

And for the second year in a row, the top city was… Оттава, Cana­da’s capital.

Why Otta­wa? Otta­wa’s major bene­fit was its consis­ten­cy, с приличным, if not stel­lar, ratings in all categories:

Есть рабочие места , которые будут иметься, hou­se­hold incomes and real estate are not dras­ti­cal­ly misa­li­gned, doc­tors are acces­sible, и crime is bare­ly a concern. Tem­pe­rate sum­mers make up for the bone-chil­ling winters…There are plen­ty of museums and galleries…to keep the culture-lover occupied.

Конечно, much of the city’s suc­cess is due to the fact that it is home to the fede­ral govern­ment. Bureau­cra­cy, for all of its unsexi­ness, означает рабочие места, heal­thy incomes, local busi­ness deve­lop­ment, и услуги.

Ran­ked second, des­pite the high cost of hou­sing, было Виктория, Bri­tish Colum­bia, which ear­ned points for its impro­ving job mar­ket and its com­pact, wal­kable city cen­ter, as well as its com­pa­ra­ti­ve­ly mild climate.

But it’s not just tem­pe­rate B.C. that sco­red well for wea­ther. In Sou­thern Onta­rio out­side of Toron­to, Bur­ling­ton sco­red third, pai­ring high incomes and res­pec­table job pros­pects, with a low crime rate and (sur­prise!) a gene­ral­ly decent climate.

Here’s the com­plete Money­Sense Top 10:

  1. Otta­wa-Gati­neau, ON
  2. Виктория, Ð”о н.э.
  3. Bur­ling­ton, ON
  4. King­ston, ON
  5. Санкт-. Альберт, AB
  6. Fre­de­ric­ton, NB
  7. Bran­don, MB
  8. Edmon­ton, AB
  9. Repen­ti­gny, QC
  10. Win­ni­peg, MB

In gene­ral, smal­ler cities and sub­ur­ban com­mu­ni­ties sco­red higher than Cana­da’s lar­ger cities, с Торонто ran­ked #88 и Монреаль в #123. For many people, хотя, par­ti­cu­lar­ly new­co­mers to Cana­da, the vibrant cultu­ral life and ove­rall career pros­pects in the major cities out­weighs some of the drawbacks.

Among the bet­ter-sco­ring large cities, за Наверх 10, были Лондон (ON) в #14, Cal­ga­ry в #16, Hali­fax (NS) в #21, Que­bec City в #25, и Van­cou­ver в #29.

Что вы думаете? Would you rather live in a large city, des­pite the hassles of urban life? Or do you think that new­co­mers fare bet­ter in smal­ler communities?

Please leave a com­ment and share your opi­nion. Благодаря!

And for more infor­ma­tion on the Money­Sense sur­vey, проверить Лучшие места, чтобы жить 2011 перечень и rela­ted articles.

Plan­ning to relo­cate to Cana­da? Get help plan­ning your move with our free refer­ral ser­vice.

New condos rise above Otta­wa’s ByWard Mar­ket Pho­to © Caro­lyn B. Хеллер

11 Comments »

  • Adam говорит:

    Hi,
    I cur­rent­ly reside in Toron­to for the past few years, I stu­died at HUMBER busi­ness school. I think job mar­ket in Toron­to is not very good. Its just a wel­come house for new comers.Toronto is filled with people who likes to do labor jobs. Howe­ver Toron­to is real­ly good to live, expen­sive pubs and rapid growth of popu­la­tion, com­pe­ti­tion, Crimes occur at only cer­tain places example. Jane and finch. Per­haps Toron­to has mix­ture of city life and rural life­styles. The govern­ment changes rules very often and is now strin­gent in giving per­ma­nent resi­dents. Lots of wai­ting lists. At Hum­ber school for inter­na­tio­nal stu­dents the fee is 6000$ a semes­ter and if an inter­na­tio­nal student fails in just ONE SUBJECT he needs to pay a fee of 1200$, which is real­ly bad. Car insu­rance is expen­sive. Govern­ment increases bus fare often.
    Thus I would say Toron­to is a love­ly place to han­gout, safe but in long term set­tle­ment this is not the right option. Please give your sug­ges­tions on good place to set­tle in Cana­da no mat­ter the tem­pe­ra­ture but fac­tors like house affor­da­bi­li­ty and highest income/hourly pay. Благодаря.

  • Caroline говорит:

    Hel­lo,

    I have been loo­king through the past com­ments and have obtai­ned some good information.

    I was won­de­ring howe­ver where the best place to migrate to from the UK. I cur­rent­ly live in the sub­urbs of Lon­don and enjoy being close enough to expe­rience city life but far enough away to not be inv­lo­ved. Obvious­ly in Lon­don it is not half as cold has the tem­pe­ra­tures can reach in Cana­da but I am open to deal with the cold.

    I will be visi­ting Cana­da next year and hope to migrate in the coming years.

    I would appre­ciate any com­ments or advice, благодаря.

  • Logan говорит:

    I Live in Fre­de­ric­ton, NB, and love it here. Beau­ti­ful sce­ne­ry and nice people. i went on a trip to Otta­wa before and i very much enjoyed the city, but nothing is like home. In my opi­nion Fre­de­ric­ton should be #1 (Not to be biest). Oh and Mon­treal is a slum…

  • Ruth говорит:

    I nomi­nate King­ston, Onta­rio. It’s gor­geous here. Right on Lake Onta­rio, loads of things cities this size don’t nor­mal­ly have espe­cial­ly with regard to the arts. Very wal­kable. Small but, yet large enough to have good shop­ping and MANY restaurants…more per capi­ta than any other Cana­dian city. Easy access to the bor­der. So many advan­tages. It’s about equal dis­tance to Otta­wa, Toron­to or Mon­treal too. I’ve lived in Otta­wa and Toron­to too and like it here best of the three cities. I’m quite sur­pri­sed it was not on the list this time as it has been before.

  • bob levert говорит:

    I would stron­gly advise against living in Que­bec, per­iod! I retur­ned to Que­bec for per­so­nal rea­sons about six years ago. My parents migra­ted to Cali­for­nia in 1957, I was only one year old. I retur­ned in 2004. After six years, I’m now plan­ning to move to Onta­rio, Otta­wa to be pre­cise. Почему? Because the Pro­vin­cial, as well as the munic­pal govern­ments (espe­cial­ly Mon­treal), are by far the most cor­rup­ted bunch of human debris that I’ve ever seen in my life!!! The Prime minis­ter of Que­bec is in bed with the Mafia, the Unions, big Oil Indus­try, and of course the total­ly cor­rup­ted construc­tion com­pa­nies. There is some­thing about the French Que­be­cor’s men­ta­li­ty that strikes me very wierd. They have this big chip on their col­lec­tive shoul­der, and they have a low self esteme issue. They blame all their pro­blems on the english, or the Fede­ral Govern­ment. Que­bec was rated the most cor­rup­ted pro­vince in Cana­da a couple of years ago by Mclean’s maga­zine! We are the most hea­vi­ly taxed pro­vince in Cana­da, have the worst school sys­tem in Cana­da, the worst health sys­tem in Cana­da, we are the poo­rest pro­vince in Cana­da. Que­bec lit­te­ry gives away it’s natu­ral resources, while char­ging it’s own citi­zen sky high prices! Think about this, Монреаль, has more govern­ment wor­kers (for as small as it is), than Toron­to, or New York!!!! Twen­ty percent of the popu­la­tion in Que­bec, work for the govern­ment. Of course eve­ryone knows about the condi­tions of our roads, the worst, unkept, pat­ch­jobs in all of Cana­da!! I’ve seen bet­ter roads in Mexi­co! Because of the cor­rup­tion in Mon­treal’s muni­ci­pal govern­ment, and it’s self ser­ving Mayor, the infra­struc­ture of Mon­treal is lit­ter­ly fal­ling apart!! We have three bridges that are fal­ling apart because of negli­gence. Cir­cu­la­ting by car in Mon­treal is a true night­mare, this coming from a guy that lived in Sou­thern Cali­for­nia! I’m sure that Que­bec has it’s good points, and visi­tors may actual­ly enjoy them selves for a few days while on vaca­tion, but visi­ting a place for vaca­tion, and actual­ly living here, is a whole dif­ferent ball game. Que­bec is far from being « World Class », as far as I, and many people I know, Que­bec would be the grea­test place to live, but only if the Cor­rup­ted Muni­ci­pal, and Pro­vin­cial govern­ments, the syn­di­cates-orga­ni­zed crime, and the socia­list men­ta­li­ty were abo­li­shed. There are of cource worse places to live on this pla­net, like Hai­ti, Ban­gle­desh, Sibe­ria, Mexi­co, ect., но, if anyone plans on migra­ting to Cana­da, please for the love of God, stay very far away from this cri­mi­nal’s para­dise known as Que­bec. In clo­sing, I per­so­na­ly can not wait to get the hell out of this twi­light zone of a place. Однако, what is real­ly sad to me is the fact that indi­vi­dual­ly, the Que­be­cors are great warm, and cha­ri­table people. I just can’t for the life of me unders­tand how, or why they per­mit­ted these cri­mi­nals in govern­ment ruin this place. Sin­ce­re­ly, Ð‘об

    • Каролин B. Хеллер говорит:

      It sounds as if Bob likes the people of Que­bec but has had nega­tive expe­riences with the govern­ment and public ser­vices. Anyone else want to share your expe­riences with life in Mon­treal, Que­bec City, or other places in Quebec

      The Money­Sense sur­vey put Que­bec City at #25 and Mon­treal at #123 on its Лучшие места, чтобы жить Список. How do you think they rank among Cana­da’s best places to live? Is govern­ment cor­rup­tion affec­ting the qua­li­ty of life?

      Rea­ders, what do you think? Please post a com­ment и дайте нам знать.

    • marg говорит:

      I can relate. I was born in Los Angeles in 1957 but have lived
      here in Mon­treal since 1978. My Mother was French Cana­dian but
      pre­fer­red to stay in Sou­thern Cali­for­nia because of the weather.
      What else. It cer­tain­ly has been hard to live here but moving back to the States after all these years seems a daun­ting task.
      At our age it is good to have socia­li­zed medi­cal care even with
      all the wait times.

      In the past few months Mon­treal has become a night­mare to
      get around bet­ween the crum­bling all at once infra­struc­ture and lack of will of the powers that be to get it all orga­ni­zed. One
      feels like one is in a bana­na repu­blic. I know there is probably
      a dif­ferent set of pro­blems eve­ryw­here I would go but « go » is cer­tain­ly on my mind too. Now about the climate.…

  • Ray Stephen говорит:

    And yes i to agree with the others on this page Otta­wa is the nicest big city in cana­da hands down so if you have yet to go you should check it out for yourself!

  • Ray Stephen говорит:

    So for my opi­nion new­co­mers com­ming to cana­da they would much rather a smal­ler city in the middle of cana­da or east­coast of cana­da the land is way nicer there is more water, more trees, tons of wild­life, and lots of recrea­tio­nal stuff, the smal­ler citys are easy to move to the people who live there are nicer its not so fast living where that would bring bad dri­vers like the dri­vers in abler­ta (some of the worst in cana­da) it is just easier to get comf­terble in a small nabou­rhood than a big city plus there is less crime bet­ter schools easier to go to doc­tors, line ups to eve­ry buis­ness are always shor­ter its just more relaxing your hou­sing is bet­ter spa­ced out unlike edmon­ton and all of alber­ta your house wont be 3 feet from your nabours house par­king lots and eve­ry­thing out in alber­ta are just big clus­ters of bad dri­ving people who cause car acci­dents dai­ly. also crime rate are way lover in small places there has alrea­dy been 22 homi­cides in edmon­ton this year and we are only 1/4 into the year we will be hit­ting record highs some even mat­ching US cities now that is so bad this is cana­da people come on learn to get a long.

  • Zhu говорит:

    Living in Otta­wa, I’m not sur­pri­sed to see it #1. Otta­wa is a very stea­dy place, sur­pri­sin­gly affor­dable for a capi­tal (and a large city by Cana­dian stan­dards). It’s also very green and fami­ly-friend­ly… plus the loca­tion is conve­nient since it’s close to the US, Mon­treal and Toronto.

    • Каролин B. Хеллер говорит:

      Hi, Zhu,
      Thanks for your com­ment. I spent some time in Otta­wa in March, and it remin­ded me what a nice city it is.

      I was espe­cial­ly impres­sed with Otta­wa’s food scene. I had excellent meals at Zen Kit­chen (deli­cious vegan ravio­li!), Allium, и Cor­don Bleu Otta­wa, plus a yum­my Chi­nese BBQ pork taco at the Side Door. Also atten­ded a great din­ner, orga­ni­zed by Sav­vy Com­pa­ny и Thyme & Again, with seve­ral local food people, and got to take an abbre­via­ted ver­sion of the C’est Bon Cooking « Foods of the ByWard Mar­ket » tour.

      I can see why a city with so many great food expe­riences gets high marks for qua­li­ty of life!