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5 CITIES IN CANADA THAT ARE VERY CLEAN

It is possible that you might have visited Canada before and liked it. Maybe you have family and friends there. Maybe you also have done some research and felt it is a city that is quite appealing because of what it tends to offer in terms of cleanliness, amenities, environment and climate. Well, Canada is a great and diverse country that has different provinces and municipalities that create a variety of Canadian experience that depends on the city you are located. If you are still thinking about the cities, you might want to explore what the different municipalities have to offer and what you are looking out for. If cleanliness is what you want, you can know a lot more about the cities at the upcoming Living in Canada Online Fair at www.medicinedirect.co.uk . In Canada, there are a lot of cities that are popularly known to be green and very clean. The major cities take pride in their ability to efficiently manage waste services, offer educational programs on the environment and community spirit. For proper waste management, they offer green and blue bin solutions. The cities considered as cleanest in Canada are Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa and Calgary.

Toronto

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Industrial actions of recent have mandated residents in Toronto to wisely deliberate their waste management programs. The city was in a national spotlight when it hosted the Clean Canada expo in 2010. It was not discouraged by the strikes then. The expo had featured a wide variety of exhibitors coming out with green and waste solutions for homes and businesses. This city tries to encourage the residents to compost, making sure they have extensive training on how they can reduce household waste effectively.

In addition, they also offer Green and Blue Bin solutions to make sure every waste is managed effectively. Toronto is a nice place to live if only the residents don't take the city for granted. Sometimes it requires the taking in of new immigrants to serve as a reminder of how good the city is. These immigrants have come from regions that lacked basic infrastructure, culture and good living standards. They appreciate their newfound settlement and thus remind the vets of why immigrants choose Toronto as a major destination.

Vancouver

As a green frontrunner, Vancouver is one of the cities in Canada that does not have a major expressway running inside its CBD. It is notably known for its green ethos, as it promotes the use of public transportation and roof-top gardens. Gregor Robertson, their mayor, in February 2009, launched rebates on car share resourcefulness and justifiable commuting so that Vancouver can be the world greenest city. Well done Vancouver! Vancouver city is one of the major destinations for Canada newcomers especially those that have come from the Asia-Pacific States. It should not come as a surprise given that it is one of the most beautiful and habitable cities in Canada. This is a credit to the remarkable natural settings, mild climate and diversity that is found in one developed metropolitan city.

Montreal

This city has clear skies. Because of the value, they place on clear skies they have implemented a substantial smog-reduction program. This program mainly targets motorists encouraging them to leave their cars at home or change their driving style for a positive effect on the air environment. They also promote energy efficiency at home and ask residents to avoid the unnecessary use of lights, appliances and toxic chemicals. Montreal is the second largest city in Canada, after Toronto. Toronto has overtaken it as the commercial capital, but it is still an essential centre for commerce, architecture, arts and culture.

Ottawa

They are global leaders in spring cleaning. Over 65,000 residents in Ottawa had come together to make Spring Cleaning the Capital 2009, the most fruitful campaign till now. In the beginning of this year, volunteers in the community have come together for the cleaning of 1,000 Ottawa's green spaces, roadways and parks.

These volunteers collected about 112,500kg of waste in these regions, thus bringing it back to near perfect condition.

Ottawa council spends a lot of money, about $7.9 million every year in cleaning up litter. The council also tries to keep cars off the road especially in the winter and encourage people to skate to work instead.

The city is multicultural reflecting both the rich cultures and traditions of English and French Canada.

Ottawa is bilingual and nearly half of its residents are English speaking. About 30 percent of the remaining half is French-speaking with the rest speaking other languages.

Calgary

Calgary is a city in the province of Alberta that is diverse and thriving. It is located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where two rivers (Bow and Elbow) meet. It is surrounded by mountains and rivers, gardens and passageways, fresh air and open spaces. Calgary gets the most of the sunshine in a day than any other major city in Canada. Although Calgary is famed for natural resources, its Light Rail Transportation system is what makes it different from other Canadian cities. The system is solid and ecologically friendly with a properly planned, grid-like structure. Calgary residents are always encouraged to recycle. They have an advanced waste management system that they implement to sort materials that are recyclable and biodegradable that residents have omitted. Such thorough implementations by their council have resulted to a Clean Calgary Association, which aims to educate the residents with a green ethos. To know more there are various workshops on environmental education. They offer good networking opportunities to support community and business relations. The thing that makes Calgary the cleanest city in Canada is that its residents think global and act locally while spreading the eco-message.