Beyond the single Pale


I can only imagine what Richard Florida thinks single life consists of, given that the top two Canadian cities he considers best for us to live in are 1. Calgary and 2. — wait for it — Iqaluit. That’s right, Iqaluit, population 7,250. That’s not a city, that’s CityPlace.

I could barely make it through the Globe excerpt (not available online) from his foreword to the new Canadianized paperback version of Who’s Your City — my brain shuts off when “creativity”, “talent” and “entrepreneurship” are repeated too often in a newspaper column — so I won’t be buying the book, but if anyone has the book and could let me know what the criteria is for a city to be “best for singles,” I’m curious…