MoneySense Names 2015’s Best Large Canadian Cities to Live In

Another day, another Canadian city ranking.

This one, though, is about as comprehensive as they come.

MoneySense recently unveiled their version of ‘Canada’s Best Places to Live in 2015’, based on 10 metrics that are much more important in measuring a city’s quality of life than what similar rankings tend to use.

Low unemployment, high incomes, affordable housing, healthy population growth, access to health care, low taxes, low crime, ease of walking/biking/taking transit, a strong arts/sports community, and good weather were used to rank over 200 cities across the country.

And while we tip our hat to Boucherville, Quebec (population: 40,000) for taking the crown of best city to live in, we’re more interested in how our country’s major urban centres stacked up.


Among 15 “large” cities, these are the best places to live this year:

1. Ottawa
2. Quebec City
3. Calgary
4. Winnipeg
5. London
6. Edmonton
7. Toronto
8. Hamilton
9. Vancouver
10. Laval
11. Mississauga
12. Halifax
13. Surrey
14. Brampton
15. Montreal