Best Places in Canada for Trick or Treating

Toronto is now officially the best place for trick-or-treating, according to urban theorist Richard Florida. Florida is director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto.

Florida and his number crunchers put Canadian cities to the Trick-or-Treat Index test, using the same criteria he’s used to rate U.S. cities.

“Remember, we are doing this in the fun-filled spirit of the holidays,” said Florida. “Of course there will be great neighborhoods for trick-or-treating in all of these great metros, but we thought we would put some numbers to the test.”

The test criteria were: number of kids, average income (“the haul is likely to be better where people have more money”), walkability (density, adults who walk to work) and percentage of artists, designers “and other cultural creatives.”

So, without further ado, here are the results. Windsor made the list!

The Trick or Treat Index for Canada’s biggest cities:

  1. Toronto
  2. (tie) Ottawa–Gatineau and Guelph
  3. Victoria
  4. Vancouver
  5. Kitchener
  6. Calgary
  7. Oshawa
  8. Montreal
  9. Hamilton
  10. Edmonton
  11. Halifax
  12. Barrie
  13. London
  15. Regina
  16. Winnipeg
  17. Kingston
  18. Saskatoon
  19. 19-20. (tie) Quebec, Peterborough

Source: The

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