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Charlottetown, prince edward island
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

There are sustainable features in urban, suburban and rural neighbourhoods across Canada. In urban areas, sustainable neighbourhood features are likely to be found in "urban villages" like the Kitsilano area in Vancouver, Corydon Village in Winnipeg, the Beaches in Toronto, the Plateau Mont-Royal in Montréal and Spring Garden in Halifax.

McKenzie towne, calgary, alberta
McKenzie Towne, Calgary, Alberta

In suburban areas, they are places like McKenzie Towne in Calgary, Cornell in Markham, Ontario and Bois-Franc in Montréal.

In rural areas they are small towns like Nelson, British Columbia, Sackville, New Brunswick and Perth, Ontario.

These features are particularly appealing if you want:

  • a secondary apartment in your home to help with mortgage payments
  • a smaller home and yard, requiring less maintenance
  • close, convenient access to work, shopping, restaurants, schools and so on
  • a friendly, neighbourhood atmosphere
  • less time spent in traffic getting to work and driving the kids around

Nelson, british columbia
Nelson, British Columbia

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ontario
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario



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