Is Toronto still the Center of the Universe? In fact, Ottawa is the number one top and best place to live in Canada.
While Torontonians like to think that Toronto is the center of the Universe but needless to say it’s not. Though it gained its name as financial capital of Canada and cultural capital of English Canada, still, it didn’t make the city to top the list as the “Best Place to Live in Canada’. In fact, it rank to 85th place in 2010.
Mayor David Miller is very proud to say that the city is the envy of the world, the Money Sense (Canada’s Financial Website) proven that it’s okay to be proud unless it beats Ottawa-Gatineau as the number one best place to live in Canada. Prosperity wise, some people pick Ottawa rather than Toronto. In 2009, Toronto rank to 79th place and step down to 85th.
Personally, I live in Toronto. Would that make me a Torontonians even if I‘m just holding a permanent resident card? If you ask me if I am proud to live in Toronto? Yes, I am. Though it rank as the 85th best place to live in Canada but who’s ranking? In terms of employment rate, that may be one of the problems that Toronto city is facing. However, which city did not suffer from unemployment status? If you compare Toronto which has 2.48 million people (5.5 million in the GTA- Greater Toronto Area) to Ottawa which has only over 1 million population, would that make sense? Numerically, the denominator is greater than the numerator and in order to find the whole number, you have to do the math (Well, that’s what statistical data suggesting, isn‘t it? ) On that note, statistics are sometimes bias to its results. Who knows about how good is it to live in Ottawa while other people live in another city?
Basically, the best place to live with depends on the person itself. I don’t know how is it to live in another city? I don’t know how much prosperity does Ottawa (#1 place best city in Canada to live) can give me or make me prosper. I just know right now that even if Torontonians are facing too much troubles about the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission), unemployment problems, higher rates of housing and complicated healthcare? I know deep down in my core that Toronto city is still the center of the universe.
Obviously, because I live here.