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The Best Places to Live in Toronto: Ranking the City’s Neighborhoods
August 15, 2013 – 8:49 am | No Comment
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 | No Comment
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 …

Why Move to Victoria? It’s the Imagination Economy, Stupid
June 6, 2013 – 9:32 am | No Comment
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 …

Top 10 Places to Retire in Canada (2013)
April 15, 2013 – 10:20 am | No Comment
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 | No Comment
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 …