Stouffville Recognized as one of the "Most Livable Cities in Canada" by the Globe and Mail

The Town of Stouffville is proud to announce its recognition as one of Canada's most livable cities.

In a ranking developed by the Globe and Mail, Whitchurch-Stouffville was named the 79th “most livable city” in Canada, representing the 18th highest Ontario community and the 3rd most desirable place to live in York Region.

“This recognition echoes what we as residents have known all along, Stouffville is an incredible place to live, work and raise a family,” said Stouffville Mayor Iain Lovatt. “We are honoured to be on this list alongside so many other beautiful communities across the country. I am so grateful for the dedication and commitment of everyone in Stouffville who help create a welcoming and thriving community for all.”

According to the Globe and Mail, the assessment considered 43 variables within 10 different categories. The categories include economy, housing, demographics, health care, safety, education, community, amenities, transportation, and climate. These categories were chosen because they “mirror the key factors people prioritize when looking to relocate to a new community.”

Using the same criteria, Stouffville was named the 32nd best place in Canada to retire, and the 88th most livable city for newcomers.

“This honor underscores Stouffville's commitment to fostering an exceptional quality of life for its residents and is a true testament to the collective efforts of our community,” Lovatt said. “Council, staff, businesses, and residents continuously contribute to making Stouffville a vibrant town.”

To learn more about the Globe and Mail’s listing of Canada’s Most Livable Cities for 2023, including its methodology, visit

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