August 13, 2019 10:31 am

Quebec, Ontario cities rank among 2019 top 10 list of best communities in Canada to raise families

Children play a game of ball hockey in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
A A

Cities in Ontario and Quebec dominated Maclean’s list of best Canadian communities in which to raise families in 2019.

Of the top 10 cities on the list of 100, seven were in Ontario while three were situated in Quebec.

READ MORE: We’re No. 250 — Kelowna slumps in national ranking of ‘Canada’s Best Places to Live’

In its research, the magazine gathered data on 415 Canadian towns and cities, comparing wealth, economy, affordability, population growth, demographics, commute times, crime, weather, access to health care, amenities and culture.

WATCH: The most popular places to pop the question


Story continues below

To discover which cities were best suited to raising families, additional data were included, such as the percentage of the population under the age of 15 and the percentage of families with children, awarding more points to cities with lots of kids.

Also factored in were the cost and availability of child care as well as access to higher education.

READ MORE: Weyburn named best place to live on the Prairies

Among the reasons that communities in Ontario ranked so well, according to Maclean’s, were the fact that the province “has Canada’s lowest health-care wait times, and its small towns have the least crime in the country.”

WATCH: Google top 10 list of searches in Canada for 2018

The top 10 communities in Canada to raise families in 2019 are:

  1. Burlington, Ont.
  2. LaSalle, Ont.
  3. Oakville, Ont.
  4. Blainville, Que.
  5. Milton, Ont.
  6. Russell, Ont.
  7. Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que.
  8. Deux-Montagnes, Que.
  9. Aurora, Ont.
  10. Ottawa, Ont.

Check out the full list here.

© 2019 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

Report an error

Comments

Want to discuss? Please read our Commenting Policy first.