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Posted July 5, 2017

Money Sense magazine's 14th Annual Best Places to Live in Canada rankings unveiled yesterday, placed Essa Township at 156 out of 417 communities, tops among the five south Simcoe municipalities.

New Tecumseth came in at 170th; Adjala-Tosorontio, 191; Innisfil, 270; and Bradford West Gwillimbury, 278. Isolated by Ontario only, Essa 65 out of 150; New Tecumseth, 68; Adjala-Tosorontio, 107; and Bradford West Gwillimbury, 112.

Money Sense used a scoring grid of a total 101 points, apportioning points to each of the following: Demographics, unemployment, income/wealth, affordability, taxation, mobility, crime, weather, health care, amenities, and culture/community.

Ottawa took the top spot. Orillia, at 33rd, was highest among Simcoe County communities. Barrie, 70th; Springwater 95, and Collingwood, 98, cracked the top 100.

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