CITY LIVING makes sense.
That’s less opinion than statistic. For decades, urban centres in Canada and around the world have been gathering up more and more new immigrants and once-rural families — and not just because goods and social services are handier. Cities are where it all comes together on its grandest and most variegated scale: design and the arts, cultures and communication, technology, economy and government. Without downplaying the big challenges wrapped up in big cities, the late great Italian architect Paolo Soleri went so far as to call them “the necessary instruments for the evolution of humankind.”
Agree or disagree, from Vancouver and Iqaluit to Toronto and St. John’s, our cities are growing in size, complexity and importance. So show off your street smarts by answering these 25 hard-as-the-pavement questions about Canada’s urban places and urbanites.