Toronto and Montreal are always at the top of the list of best places to live. With the beautiful sights and an easy-going, accepting, and supportive President (Justin Trudeau), Canada is a great place to live.
Life in Canada
It is a nation that boasts beautiful countryside, interspersed by modern cities. The people are friendly and polite, there’s a clear lack of discrimination, and the healthcare is free.
Many expats find that the cost of living and housing prices are much lower than in their home country. There is also a very low crime rate and great air quality (rated 3rd cleanest in the world).
Business in Canada
Their strong economy allows them to accept more expats from around the world than any other western nation, and the legal requirements for people from the UK and US are more straightforward than other locations. They recognise that skilled immigrants are important for economic growth.
Where to go, what to see
One of Montreal’s most beautiful sights is the Basilique Notre-Dame. It was built between 1824 and 1829 and features a stunning medieval-style interior, including stained-glass windows, walnut-wood carvings, gold stars in the blue ceiling and a large Casavant organ. Hidden behind the altar of this Catholic church are fine art paintings and the impressive Chapelle du Sacre-Coeur.
Toronto’s highlight is the CN Tower, which now includes EdgeWalk, a thrilling hands-free walk around the outside of the 1,815 feet tall tower. The tower is an engineering marvel, an exquisite dining and entertainment venue, and a fun challenge for adrenaline junkies.
Yearly Events/ Festivals
January/ February (Montreal) – Igloofest – A large winter rave featuring the best international DJs. An electronic dance festival which attracts tens of thousands of visitors – who traditionally dress in one-piece ski suits!
January/ February (Toronto) – WinterCity Festival – Two-week winter celebration of food, culture, and outdoor events.
February/ March (Montreal) – Montreal High Lights Festival – 900,000 visitors attend each year to watch the entertainment (musical acts, live theatre, jugglers, and acrobats) and participate in a night of unique events.
March (Montreal) – St Patrick’s Day Parade – Starting the fun off with a giant replica of St Patrick, the parade weaves through downtown Montreal with floats, marching bands, and participants dressed in bright green.
June/ July (Toronto) – Gay Pride – One of the largest Pride festivals in the world, Toronto celebrates their sexual diversity and gender identities with 1.2 million participants. Even the Canadian president, Justin Trudeau, joins the fun!
July (Montreal) – Just for Laughs Festival – Featuring hilarious gala performances, theatre, club shows, comedy films and TV specials.
July/ August (Toronto) – Caribana – Celebrating the diversity of the city, this event features music, dance, food, and cultural costumes.
September (Toronto) – Toronto International Film Festival – Film buffs get the first look at a wide range of upcoming films. Top movies such as ‘Chariot of Fire’ and ‘The King’s Speech’ premiered at the festival.
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