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The Economist has Canada owning top 3 of 5 cities worldwide.

Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:17 am

Say what you want about Canada, having the top 3 of 5 'worlds most livable cities' says something about our country.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/bri ... e14011755/

"Vancouver has been ranked as the world’s third most-livable city in an annual survey by an independent business associated with the Economist magazine.

Toronto and Calgary placed fourth and fifth, but Melbourne took the top spot for the third year in a row in a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit."


Also, here is a link to the actual survey.

https://www.eiu.com/public/topical_repo ... bility2013

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Re: The Economist has Canada owning top 3 of 5 cities worldw

Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:54 am

NO arguments here...I LOVE living in Vancouver :mrgreen:
 
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Re: The Economist has Canada owning top 3 of 5 cities worldw

Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:52 am

NO arguments here...I LOVE living in Vancouver :mrgreen:
Nice. A little positivity on these boards. :wink:
 
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Re: The Economist has Canada owning top 3 of 5 cities worldw

Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:07 am

Where is Sun Peaks on that list? :mrgreen:

I love Vancouver too. I think 3 of the top 5 just shows that this country is one of the best, if not the best to live in worldwide.
 
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Re: The Economist has Canada owning top 3 of 5 cities worldw

Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:21 pm

lets ignore vancouver's low wages , zero career opportunities ...lets shiver in the cold rain, join hands and sing ..vancouver world class paradise we got mountain views and the CFL, come shiver in the cold rain, all you losers in Santa Monica wish u lived in world class vancouver
 
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Re: The Economist has Canada owning top 3 of 5 cities worldw

Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:58 pm

lets ignore vancouver's low wages , zero career opportunities ...lets shiver in the cold rain, join hands and sing ..vancouver world class paradise we got mountain views and the CFL, come shiver in the cold rain, all you losers in Santa Monica wish u lived in world class vancouver
so much for the positivity :?
 
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Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:08 pm

positivity in Vancouver?? Vancouverites are horrible rat-like wretched people...if there was an award for worlds most unfriendly city, Vancouver would win hands down
 
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Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:26 pm

positivity in Vancouver?? Vancouverites are horrible rat-like wretched people...if there was an award for worlds most unfriendly city, Vancouver would win hands down
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Re: The Economist has Canada owning top 3 of 5 cities worldw

Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:49 am

"The world's most livable cities is an informal name given to any list of cities as they rank on a reputable annual survey of living conditions. Three examples are the Economist Intelligence Unit's "Liveability Ranking and Overview", "Mercer Quality of Living Survey", and Monocle's "Most Livable Cities Index". Liveability rankings are designed for use by employers assigning hardship allowances as part of job relocation."
Followed by...
"There have been numerous arguments over the expansion of livability rankings for other purposes."
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Re: The Economist has Canada owning top 3 of 5 cities worldw

Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:26 am

The bottom line ...


http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-c ... ouver.html

"Metro Vancouver has the highest number of luxury vehicles per capita in North America, according to a local car expert.

Craig Stowe, president of the Luxury & Supercar Weekend show which takes place Sept. 7 and 8 in Vancouver, says people with money are drawn to the city.

"It's one of the nicest, cleanest, easiest places to live in the world. So people are buying second homes here and with that buy a second car," Stowe said. "So they have a tendency to buy something spectacular."

The locals seem to be doing okay too. That is, the ones not living on welfare or living in basement suites.

:roll:
 
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Re: The Economist has Canada owning top 3 of 5 cities worldw

Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:38 am

The bottom line ...


http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-c ... ouver.html

"Metro Vancouver has the highest number of luxury vehicles per capita in North America, according to a local car expert.

Craig Stowe, president of the Luxury & Supercar Weekend show which takes place Sept. 7 and 8 in Vancouver, says people with money are drawn to the city.

"It's one of the nicest, cleanest, easiest places to live in the world. So people are buying second homes here and with that buy a second car," Stowe said. "So they have a tendency to buy something spectacular."

The locals seem to be doing okay too. That is, the ones not living on welfare or living in basement suites.

:roll:
The amount of super-cars in this city is mind blowing. Lamborghini's, Ferraris, Bentleys, MacLarens, everywhere!

Sitting at a cafe not too long ago we played a game, the ratio of Porsches to Civics on the West Side. In a few minute window more Porches drove by than Hondas, absurd but true.

Definitely lost touch with what an expensive car is, considering every other vehicle on the road is a $60,000+ BMW, Merc, or Audi - these don't even turn heads anymore.

Crazy city we live in.
 
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Re: The Economist has Canada owning top 3 of 5 cities worldw

Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:08 pm

obviously you've never been to Southern California , likely the wealthiest place on earth, it makes vancouver look third world
 
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Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:07 pm

obviously you've never been to Southern California , likely the wealthiest place on earth, it makes vancouver look third world
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Re: The Economist has Canada owning top 3 of 5 cities worldw

Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:26 pm

Craig Stowe, president of the Luxury & Supercar Weekend show...
Car shows; the most authoratative source of economic insights. Good shoes?
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Re: The Economist has Canada owning top 3 of 5 cities worldw

Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:46 pm

The bottom line ...


http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-c ... ouver.html

"Metro Vancouver has the highest number of luxury vehicles per capita in North America, according to a local car expert.

Craig Stowe, president of the Luxury & Supercar Weekend show which takes place Sept. 7 and 8 in Vancouver, says people with money are drawn to the city.

"It's one of the nicest, cleanest, easiest places to live in the world. So people are buying second homes here and with that buy a second car," Stowe said. "So they have a tendency to buy something spectacular."

The locals seem to be doing okay too. That is, the ones not living on welfare or living in basement suites.

:roll:
The amount of super-cars in this city is mind blowing. Lamborghini's, Ferraris, Bentleys, MacLarens, everywhere!

Sitting at a cafe not too long ago we played a game, the ratio of Porsches to Civics on the West Side. In a few minute window more Porches drove by than Hondas, absurd but true.

Definitely lost touch with what an expensive car is, considering every other vehicle on the road is a $60,000+ BMW, Merc, or Audi - these don't even turn heads anymore.

Crazy city we live in.
What's even more mind boggling are most of these drivers who you see in Richmond are still in college.

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