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Economy, Immigration & Refugees, Society

Toronto: The fastest growing city (and region) in N. America

The area that stretches around the western end of Lake Ontario has long been known as “the golden horsehoe”, an industrial and economic powerhouse of Canada, with Toronto at the centre and with rich agricultural lands around it, especially in »

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Society

New city tops Amazon Canada’s list of most romantic cities

For those getting ready for Valentines day, Amazon Canada has released its list of the most romantic cities in Canada. The most romantic in Canada this year is the city of Fort McMurray in Alberta.  This is the first time »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Health, International

How many days of your life are you losing stuck in traffic?

A new study by TomTom has ranked 416 major cities in 59 countries around the world by the amount of time spent stuck in traffic jams. TomTom is Dutch multinational developer & creator of location technology and consumer electronics such »

Economy, International, Society

Toronto climbs on world list of expensive cities, Vancouver still number 2

Toronto Ontario is Canada’s largest city. With suburbs and expansion now extending even to Hamilton, the so-called ‘Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is now being  called the GTHA, is the most densely packed area of Canada. It, along with Vancouver, have »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Twelve Canadian cities will host more than a hundred citizen actions this Saturday : be part of it!

All over the world, many active citizen projects are taking place every day: from fighting pollution to simply organising a yoga class in a park. The founders of 100In1Day took this idea of active citizenship at the heart of social »

Economy, International, Society

Canada: World’s best cities, but perhaps not so for residents

Top ten cites: three are Canadian, except… Three of Canada’s major cities made the annual “top ten” list of the world’s most liveable cities by the Economist magazine. Calgary Alberta came in fourth, Vancouver British Columbia was listed as sixth, »

Economy, Society

Canadian income inequality is a city phenomenon

Increasing income inequality is a concern around the world, but a new report suggests that in Canada, rising inequality is mostly an urban phenomenon affecting people in the largest cities. It is not something felt evenly across the country, according »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Cities face a possible 8C increase: study

As temperatures rise around the world due to climate change, a new study predicts they will increase even more in cities. The study published in the journal Nature Climate Change says that one quarter of the world’s most populated cities »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Montreal is latest to declare itself a ‘sanctuary city’

Montreal is the latest Canadian city to declare itself a ‘sanctuary city’ for undocumented refugees, reports CBC. While the designation means these refugees will have access to local services, critics say the move is largely symbolic. The advocacy group, Solidarity »

Health, Society

Three Canadians cities are tops in health ranking

The cities of Saskatoon, Calgary and Winnipeg have been given an “A” grade in a ranking of health performance of 10 Canadian cities. This is the first time the Conference Board of Canada has compared cities in this way. The »