According to MoneySense.ca, Ottawa is the BEST place to live in Canada. Orillia came in at number 33, Barrie came in at 70 and Collingwood is on the list at 98 out of 400 towns, cities, and even villages in Canada.
So why is Ottawa number 1? According to MoneySense, “Ottawa is a safe and affordable city that hasn’t been caught up in the real estate frenzy that’s afflicted B.C. and much of the Golden Horseshoe. It offers great access to health care and boasts a thriving cultural scene.” Ottawa also has the lowest unemployment rate at 5% and is more affordable than other big cities in Canada.
Don’t worry Barrie, believe it or not, Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal are not that high on the list either. You can check out the full list HERE.