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41. MONTREAL

Canada’s exotic French heart was hit hard with COVID-19. But a return to brighter days is never far here, mes amis.

PREVIOUS RANKING: 45

POPULATION
METRO: 3,625,000

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Outgoing, two-cheek-embracing, convivial-above-all-Montreal took a hard, early hit as the pandemic struck. Deaths in residences for the elderly exposed the ugly underbelly of an underfunded industry and brought about a reckoning for both governments and families in terms of the meaning of care. Montreal’s global ranking of 184 out of 263 in the number of coronavirus cases per million residents put the city at the head of Canada’s outbreak and on a par with cities like Seattle. Despite the cancellation of iconic programming like the Grand Prix, the city acted swiftly to turn major streets into creatively-styled outdoor hangouts with art and music, and vastly increased bike lanes. The summer of 2020, as ever in the city, was deliriously enjoyable and tragically short—not for nothing does Montreal rank 25th in the world for the number of quality activities, shows and events. Montreal also ranks 31st for its number of foreign-born citizens, and 30th for the percentage of residents with higher education. Universities are highly rated—highly respected McGill climbed in the rankings—and Université de Montréal has become a hot spot of the Artificial Intelligence kind. Montreal’s growing tech expertise hasn’t put the city out of reach: it hit #22 in our Gini coefficient ranking for inequality. But it’s becoming increasingly clear: the city’s future may be more dependent on its growing brains than on its considerable heart.

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il y a 5 minutes, IluvMTL a dit :

https://www.bestcities.org/rankings/worlds-best-cities/

 

41. MONTREAL

Canada’s exotic French heart was hit hard with COVID-19. But a return to brighter days is never far here, mes amis.

PREVIOUS RANKING: 45

POPULATION
METRO: 3,625,000

HIGHLIGHTED RANKINGS

PROGRAMMINGPEOPLE

See Methodology

Outgoing, two-cheek-embracing, convivial-above-all-Montreal took a hard, early hit as the pandemic struck. Deaths in residences for the elderly exposed the ugly underbelly of an underfunded industry and brought about a reckoning for both governments and families in terms of the meaning of care. Montreal’s global ranking of 184 out of 263 in the number of coronavirus cases per million residents put the city at the head of Canada’s outbreak and on a par with cities like Seattle. Despite the cancellation of iconic programming like the Grand Prix, the city acted swiftly to turn major streets into creatively-styled outdoor hangouts with art and music, and vastly increased bike lanes. The summer of 2020, as ever in the city, was deliriously enjoyable and tragically short—not for nothing does Montreal rank 25th in the world for the number of quality activities, shows and events. Montreal also ranks 31st for its number of foreign-born citizens, and 30th for the percentage of residents with higher education. Universities are highly rated—highly respected McGill climbed in the rankings—and Université de Montréal has become a hot spot of the Artificial Intelligence kind. Montreal’s growing tech expertise hasn’t put the city out of reach: it hit #22 in our Gini coefficient ranking for inequality. But it’s becoming increasingly clear: the city’s future may be more dependent on its growing brains than on its considerable heart.

Toronto 13

Vancouver 34

Why are we so far behind ?

Also Metro population : 3 625 000 ? 

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2021 WORLD’S BEST CITIES


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Toutes ces listes sont hyper-subjectives selon les critères choisis. Il faut voir aussi la méthodologie et qui sont les commanditaires. Je n'accorde donc aucune véritable attention à ces répertoires, qui peuvent varier grandement selon l'ajout ou le retrait d'une ou plusieurs références.

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Il y a 3 heures, acpnc a dit :

Toutes ces listes sont hyper-subjectives selon les critères choisis. Il faut voir aussi la méthodologie et qui sont les commanditaires. Je n'accorde donc aucune véritable attention à ces répertoires, qui peuvent varier grandement selon l'ajout ou le retrait d'une ou plusieurs références.

Pourtant je t’ai vu plusieurs fois encenser ce genre de listes (positives) en disant qu’elles montraient un engouement nouveau pour Montréal et que c’était positif. On ne peut pas prendre que celles qui nous classent favorablement et rejeter celles qui nous placent derrière. C’est pas comme ça qu’on s’améliore selon moi. 

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Il y a 9 heures, Ousb a dit :

Pourtant je t’ai vu plusieurs fois encenser ce genre de listes (positives) en disant qu’elles montraient un engouement nouveau pour Montréal et que c’était positif. On ne peut pas prendre que celles qui nous classent favorablement et rejeter celles qui nous placent derrière. C’est pas comme ça qu’on s’améliore selon moi. 

Comme je l'ai déjà dit, tout dépend des critères appliqués et du nombre de ces derniers. Ainsi plus on ajoute d'éléments (donc de variables), plus on risque de fausser les résultats au bout du compte, en ouvrant la porte à toutes sortes d'interprétations subjectives. Il faut aussi savoir qui est l'auteur de ces listes (commanditaire) et les objectifs visés, car plusieurs de ces listes ne sont finalement que des campagnes de marketing déguisées.

A mon avis les meilleures listes sont élaborées par des organismes officiels reconnus. Elles se contentent d'évaluer les villes sur un seul critère de comparaison ou un nombre limité de sujets généralement reliés entre eux. Elles sont aussi normalement basées sur des faits et des analyses de la part de spécialistes (et non sur de simples perceptions populaires), donc plus facilement vérifiables.

En d'autres mots, on peut faire dire ce que l'on veut avec des chiffres et plusieurs n'hésitent pas à les manipuler à leur avantage, d'où leur crédibilité souvent douteuse. 

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1. San Francisco  

Guess the author hasn't been to SFO in the last 4 years.  Its turned into a dump with rampant homelessness.  I go at least 4 times per year for business (even during the pandemic) and the city has visibly fallen apart in a short amount of time.

 

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