Burling­ton sec­ond on Best Places list

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL - THE HAMIL­TON SPEC­TA­TOR

Burling­ton is the best mid-sized city in Canada and the sec­ond best On­tario city in which to live, ac­cord­ing to an an­nual list by MoneySense Mag­a­zine.

The 14th edi­tion of the Best Places to Live ranked 417 cities in 2017 — nearly dou­ble the num­ber of com­mu­ni­ties looked at last year.

Burling­ton scored well when it came to crime rates, weather, wealth and in­comes, ac­cord­ing to a press re­lease from the city. It is also con­sid­ered a “top place” to re­tire and a wel­com­ing place for new Cana­di­ans. Over­all, it ranked ninth in Canada. “There are many mov­ing parts that go into cre­at­ing a city, from eco­nomic pros­per­ity to cul­tural vi­brancy, from pre­serv­ing his­tory to build­ing healthy com­mu­ni­ties,” Burling­ton Mayor Rick Goldring said in a me­dia re­lease. “This is an ac­knowl­edge­ment of all of the peo­ple, past and present, who have worked to make Burling­ton the great city it is to­day.”

Hamil­ton placed 61st on the list of On­tario’s best cities in which to live, and 145th in Canada.

Ac­cord­ing to this year’s list, the top places to live in On­tario are: 1. Ot­tawa 2. Burling­ton 3. Strat­ford 4. Oakville 5. Saugeen Shores 6. Rus­sell 7. Hal­ton Hills 8. LaSalle 9. Kin­car­dine 10. Water­loo

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