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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 …

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 …

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 …