Maclean's ranks Mississauga 256th in their "Best Communities in Canada 2019" list

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In an article published on August 8th, 2019, Maclean’s ranking of Canada’s Best Communities sees Burlington grab the top spot.
Grimbsby ranked second, followed by Ottawa, then Oakville, then New Tecumseth, and Salmon Arm, which round out the top six spots.

Here’s the point value breakdown:

Wealth and Economy: 20 points
Affordability: 20 points
Demographics: 6 points
Demographics: 6 points
Commute: 10 points
Weather: 10 points
Health: 11 points
Amenities: 2.5 points
Culture and community: 5 points


Mississauga, out of 415 communities that had data gathered on them, ranked 256th.

Here’s how Maclean’s did their evaluations and rankings, according to their article:

“Many intangible things that determine quality of life can’t be quantified and measured, but a lot of tangible things can be. We gathered data on 415 towns and cities across the country and compared them in the following categories: Wealth and economy, affordability, population growth, taxes, commute, crime, weather, access to health care, amenities and culture. Environics Analytics was an invaluable partner, providing a significant amount of data about each community that can’t be found anywhere else. Please see the methodology page for more details.”

Here’s a link to the interactive full rankings page for all 415 communities.

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