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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, …

What’s Different in Canada? A Guide for Americans
July 10, 2013 – 2:28 pm | Comments Off on What’s Different in Canada? A Guide for Americans
What’s Different in Canada? A Guide for Americans

“Mom, there’s a word that peo­ple use here that means ‘hat,’” my 10-year-old daugh­ter told me one day dur­ing our first win­ter in Vancouver. 

“It sounds like ‘tunic.’”

“Tunic?” I asked. “A hat? Are you sure?”

If you’re …

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 a grow­ing …

Top 10 Places to Retire in Canada (2013)
April 15, 2013 – 10:20 am | Comments Off on Top 10 Places to Retire in Canada (2013)
Top 10 Places to Retire in Canada (2013)

When you’re think­ing about where to retire, are you think­ing about Canada?

Canada may not come to mind as read­i­ly as, say, Mexico, Costa Rica, or the south of France, but plen­ty of peo­ple do

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 …