Charlottetown Tied for First as Best Community

Small but Mighty: Charlottetown Tied for Top Spot on Maclean’s Best Communities in Canada
Posted on 04/23/2021
Charlottetown has tied for first place in Maclean’s recently published Best Communities in Canada ranking, which this year focused on the best communities in the country to live now that it is much easier for Canadians to work or study from home. The ranking, which is determined based on several criteria such as affordability, taxes, crime, weather, health, amenities, and other factors which are essential to a better quality of life, saw Charlottetown sharing the top spot with Halifax.

“Charlottetown’s tie for the top spot on this list confirms what many of us have known for a long time: that Charlottetown is a magnificent place to live, work, learn and play,” said Charlottetown Mayor Philip Brown. “The City’s continued attractiveness to youth, families, and business investment on a national and international level is the result of a collective effort that we can all be proud of.”

Charlottetown’s top three features, according to the list, are internet access, amenities, and population growth. In the 2019 list, Charlottetown ranked 233, where the top features included amenities, demographics, and commuting time.

“While we are pleased with the result, we recognize that there is always more to be done. Charlottetown City Council is committed to continually improving the city that we love,” said Mayor Brown. “As we take a moment to celebrate this success, City Council acknowledges the hard work of the business community, our educators, healthcare workers, frontline staff, and, of course, our residents, for making Charlottetown what it is.”

Other factors which contributed to Charlottetown being tied for first include community engagement and significantly lower infection rates throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The full list, as well as accompanying articles and a description of the methodology, can be found here: