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Burlington Ranks Among Top 10 Small Cities to Live in Across Halton, Ontario & Canada

Burlington Ranked Top 10 Small City in Canada - TW

Burlington has received top marks once again – making the No. 1 city among Halton’s municipalities ranked; No. 4 among Ontario’s small cities (populations under 200,000) and named No. 7 best small city to live in across Canada!

Burlington was described as having “small-town charm and safety in a strategic location in the heart of a booming mega region…the city is distinctly livable with some of the most sprawling green spaces of any city in the province.”

Our waterfront park, Niagara Escarpment trails, and world-class Royal Botanical Gardens got special mention in the report too, as did our Joseph Brant Hospital, that was the first in Canada to create a pandemic response unit in 2020 to respond to the impact of COVID-19.

Another excerpt from the report:

“The leading metric in our own most recent favourable ranking of the city is Safety: few spots in Canada can top the serenity of Burlington, which is a bonus, given the many opportunities to be out and about in a place that has some of the most sprawling green spaces of any city in the province (1,436 acres of parkland, to be exact).”

The rankings are for and the report was done by Resonance Consultancy, a global consultancy and leading advisor in real estate, tourism and economic development.

To read the full report, click here:

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