Orillia Ranked 33rd Best Place To Live In Canada, Barrie Placed 70th

Mayors Clarke and Lehman Weigh in On Rating

A little sibling rivalry on the provincial scale: a Moneysense Magazine article has ranked Orillia as 33rd Best Place to Live in Canada. Barrie came in at number 70 on the list. Music to the ears of Orillia Mayor Steve Clarke.

Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman had a different take.

This marks MoneySense’s 14th annual list, with 417 entries on it. The relatively unscientific rating measures such factors as the weather, arts & culture, along with more tangible measurements on property taxes, access to healthcare, and crime rate.  Mayor Clarke says there’s one thing that set Orillia apart.

Barrie used to be higher on this list, but Mayor Jeff Lehman says there’s good reason the city fell to 70th place.

You can take a look at the rankings, from first place Ottawa ON, to last place Colchester Subdivision C, NS, right here.