Vancouver leads Canadian cities in world survey
Last Updated: Monday, April 2, 2007 | 10:43 AM ET - CBC News
Not only do Vancouverites live in the world's third-best urban centre, but they also enjoy the highest overall quality of life in Canada.
So says an annual international survey published Monday that ranked 215 cities around the globe, based on 39 criteria measuring such quality-of-life determinants as personal safety and social, economic and environmental conditions.
Vancouver — which tied with Vienna, Austria, at 107.7 points — fell just short of top-ranked Swiss cities Zurich (108.1 points) and runner-up Geneva (108 points).
But Vancouver was not the lone Canadian city to crack the top 25.
Mercer Human Resource Consulting, which conducted the survey, also included Toronto at 15th, Ottawa at 18th, Montreal at 22nd and Calgary at 24th. Every Canadian city scored better than all the U.S. cities surveyed. (Emphasis mine.)
Just more reasons for us to move to our future home . . . . Guess the secret's out, eh?