Moneywise has once again released their annual list of the best places to live in Canada. The Canada’s Best Places to Live 2012 compiles, weighs and ranks 190 cities and towns in Canada by 22 categories. Each category is given a certain number of points depending on the important of that category. The cities were scored out of 105 points.
WALK/BIKE TO WORK: 7 points
WEATHER: 18 points
AIR QUALITY: 2 points
POPULATION GROWTH: 10 points
UNEMPLOYMENT: 10 points
HOUSING: 15 points
HOUSEHOLD INCOME: 4 points
DISCRETIONARY INCOME: 4 points
NEW CARS: 4 points
INCOME TAXES: 2 points
SALES TAXES: 1 point
CRIME: 5 points
DOCTORS: 6 points
HEALTH PROFESSIONALS: 4 points
TRANSIT: 5 points
AMENITIES: 3 points
CULTURE: Bonus points(up to 5 points)

For the third year in a row, our capital Ottawa has topped the list. What’s so great about Ottawa? I mean the Parliament building is beautiful and they do have the best Beaver Tailsaround but why do they continually grab the top spot? This is mainly due to its consistent scores. You’ll notice that they don’t receive abnormally high scores, but what they do have is higher than average scores across the board.

What do you think about the scoring? How would you rank the city you live in?