ReMax recently put out its Best Places to Live: Canada Liveability Report based on many factors and it turns out Mississauga was one of the best places to live in the country. The survey revealed that six out of ten Canadians put easy access to shopping, dining and green spaces at the top of their liveability criteria.
Other criteria include proximity to public transit, work and to preferred schools, as well as cultural and community centres.
According to the report, these factors are so important that Canadians spend more than two-thirds of their time in their neighbourhoods. This rate is higher among baby boomers compared to Gen Z, millennial and Gen X Canadians.
According to the report’s livability index, Mississauga met many requirements for livability with medium marks. The city achieved high scores on availability of work/access to employment opportunities, economic development, and population growth. On the transit, shopping, green space, school, housing supply, affordability, healthcare, and walking and cycling trail files, it earned medium scores.
In the report, ReMax points out that Mississauga boasts plentiful green space, parks, cultural and arts attractions. The fact that more than 60 Fortune 500 companies have their headquarters in this city has not gone unnoticed.
Mississauga’s explosive growth in recent decades has been attributed to its proximity to Toronto, although it has undoubtedly become a destination and a world-class city in its own right.
The survey also found the most desirable neighborhoods to live in Mississauga are Port Credit, Streetsville and Cooksville. They ranked as the top three neighbourhoods in Mississauga for access to green spaces and parks, walkability, retail and restaurants and the ease of getting around/public transit.
In the same Leger survey, 60 per cent of Canadians put easy access to shopping, dining and green spaces at the top of their liveability criteria. Proximity to public transit (36 per cent), work (30 per cent) and to preferred schools (18 per cent), as well as cultural and community centres (18 per cent), fall out of the top five neighbourhood wants and expectations.
According to the survey, Lakeview ranks as the top hidden gem neighbourhood, while City Centre, Erin Mills and Cooksville rank as the top three neighbourhoods for affordability and a good supply of housing inventory. -CINEWS