The latest RE/MAX survey conducted by Leger found that when it comes to choosing a home, besides affordability and financial factors, liveability factors—the qualities that give each homeowner true satisfaction of his/her home within the context of a neighbourhood—take top priority. In fact, 89% of Canadians would recommend their neighbourhoods to others.
According to the report, access to shopping and dining (62%), and green spaces and parks (40%) takes top priority for Canadians when it comes to where they live. Other factors including, proximity to green spaces (31%), easy access to bike lanes and/or walking paths (23%), proximity to public transit (36%), work (30%) and preferred schools (18%), as well as cultural and community centres (18%) follow.
How did Toronto rank on each liveability factor?
Toronto ranked high in the categories of Availability of big and small retail stores, Population growth, and Access to healthcare facilities.
However, Toronto only ranked medium when it came to Availability of work/access to employment opportunities, Availability of public transit, Access to green spaces and parks, Economic development, Number of top rated/preferred schools, Easy access to bike lanes and/or walking paths, and low in Housing supply and Housing affordability.
The neighbourhoods that rated highest for access to green space and parks—Rosedale, Leaside and The Beaches—are also the most expensive. Conversely, Toronto’s most affordable neighbourhoods include parts of Scarborough and East York.
How did other cities rank?
Brampton on the other hand, ranked high in 7 out of 11 categories, including Availability of work/access to employment opportunities, Availability of public transit, Access to green spaces and parks, Availability of big and small retail stores, Economic development, Population growth, and Easy access to bike lanes and or/walking paths.
Mississauga ranked high only in 3 categories: Availability of work/access to employment opportunities, Economic development and Population growth.
In the west, Calgary also ranked high in 7 categories, ranking only a medium on Availability of public transit, Availability of big and small retail stores, Economic development, and Access to healthcare facilities.
Source and Image: Source:https://blog.remax.ca/canada-liveability-report/
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