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5 Canadian Cities Hit Top 25 in World Survey, Vancouver #1

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5 Canadian Cities Hit Top 25 in World Survey, Vancouver #1

Post Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 6:32 am

Hi All,

Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Calgary also in the Top 25...

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.

In terms of health and sanitation, Calgary scored top points as the
cleanest city in the world, followed by Ottawa in fourth place,
Montreal and Vancouver tied for 10th and Toronto at 21st.

The survey scores were determined by how they stacked up against one
"base city," in this case New York, which was assigned a base score of
100.

By comparison, the scores for the Canadian cities were:

* Toronto at 15th place, 105.4 points.
* Ottawa at 18th place, 104.8 points.
* Montreal at 22nd place, 104.3 points.
* Calgary at 24th place, 103.6 points.

Info Source: www.cbc.ca/canada/


Any questions at all, just lt me know.

Regards,

Paul-F


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Re: 5 Canadian Cities Hit Top 25 in World Survey, Vancouver #1

Post Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 10:33 pm

hi paul,
why do you think vancouver did so well exactly? i read that it has to do with the health care system and the weather, are there other things involved and what are they in your opinion, i've asked in another post about public transportation, the school system and crime, are these things taken into account?

thanks,
koshechka

 

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Re: 5 Canadian Cities Hit Top 25 in World Survey, Vancouver

Post Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:48 am

liza:

Read the line at the bottom about...............

Every Canadian city scored better than ANY American city in the survey.

To me that says it all.

Pual may be on vacation, so be patient, for his reply.

Jim B.

 

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