‘Liveable cities’ report gives top marks to Canada’s cities in many key areas.
A new report has found, once again, that many of the world’s dream places to live are located right here in Canada.
Vancouver, Toronto, and Calgary lead the way for Canada in an annual study which examines which cities are the most ‘liveable’. They finished in third, fourth, and fifth place respectively in research by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
Melbourne and Vienna took the top two positions.
The study ranks cities based on their social and civil stability, access to healthcare, cultural and environmental activities, educational opportunities, and infrastructure.
Canada and Australia perform especially strongly in the research. It suggests that mid-sized cities, located in wealthy countries with a low population density, tend to do best.
“These can foster a range of recreational activities without leading to high crime levels or overburdened infrastructure. Six of the top ten scoring cities are in Australia and Canada, which have, respectively, population densities of 3.1 and 3.9 people per square kilometre… compared with a global (land) average of 57,” the report says.