There are 17 ‘Walker’s Paradises’ in TORONTO. Believe it!

MONTYPYTHON<Ministry of Silly Walks, Monty Python’s Flying CircusOf 1200 Canadian neighbourhoods surveyed by WALKSCORE, http://www.walkscore.com, 30 of them were tagged ‘Walker’s Paradises’, scoring 90% or higher.  TORONTO has 17 of them.  VANCOUVER 3.  (Naw, couldn’t be.  Could it?)The Walkscore website rates Canada’s Top 10 most walkable large cities
1. Vancouver (Walk Score = 78)
2. Toronto (Walk Score = 71)
3. Montreal (Walk Score = 70)
4. Mississauga (Walk Score = 59)
5. Ottawa (Walk Score = 54)
6. Winnipeg (Walk Score = 53)
7. Edmonton (Walk Score = 51)
8. Hamilton (Walk Score = 51)
9. Brampton (Walk Score = 48)
10. Calgary (Walk Score = 48)WALKABLE BENEFITS:
* Toronto Public Health study recently found overwhelming consumer preference for walkable neighbourhoods with easy access to public transit.  Futhermore, people living in walkable neighbourhoods have lower body weights and walkable neighbourhoods contribute to better air quality and traffic reduction.
* People who live in walkable areas are 2.4 times more likely to get the required daily amount of physical activity (Government of Canada).
* One point of Walk Score adds up to US$3,000 in home values according to independent research conducted by CEOs for Cities.

2 thoughts on “There are 17 ‘Walker’s Paradises’ in TORONTO. Believe it!

  1. Edmonton doesn’t feel very walkable in the winter. And there are only so many places worth walking 😉 But I do miss living downtown Toronto. I walked absolutely everywhere and, on occasion, took the train. I was walking at least an hour a day, usually more and it was so easy to fit in exercise. I’m not surprised it is considered one of the best cities for walking in Canada.

  2. I’m a big walker too. Toronto has some amazing areas to explore on foot or bike. I never get tired of it. Torontonians should get out there and get to know this fine city.

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