Toronto needs love, but Vancouver is forever

Feb 05, 2014, 13:02 ET from

'Cities We Love' survey shows the destinations tapping into Canadian heartstrings

TORONTO, Feb. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - We all love something, whether it's family, friends, pets, food or, if you're a traveller, a certain city. In honour of the season of amour, the travel experts at® took a look at Canadians' love affair with cities around the world. According to the 'Cities We Love' survey, these popular destinations continue to woo us:

City that needs the most love: Toronto

  • The biggest city in Canada has had a rough year - from antics of its colourful mayor to the intense ice storms in January which left thousands of Torontonians without power. The runner up is Albertan city, Calgary, which also experienced Mother Nature's wrath with devastating floods last summer.

City to stay in 'til death do us part: Vancouver

  • If you're going to stay forever, most people say the west coast is the place. With its laid back lifestyle and mild climate, what's not to love? Following behind this green-living city are Toronto and Paris.

City that's hardest to break up with: Paris

  • Ooh la la! Maybe it's the blinding romantic nature of this city that makes you hold on, but whatever it is, the City of Light kept its grip on our hearts and was the first choice for Canadians.

City to not introduce to the parents: Las Vegas

  • With its 24-hour nightlife and 'What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas' slogan, this city doesn't come off as the most trustworthy companion, making the destination a clear leader with half of the votes.

City with the most charm: Montreal

  • When you're looking for a little slice of Europe but don't have the vacation time, Montreal is the perfect alternative oozing culture, cuisine and charisma - and who doesn't love the accents? Not surprisingly, Paris was a close runner up.

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About the Survey: Conducted by Google Consumer Surveys between January 31 - February 4, 2014. Each question sampled at least 1,200 unique, randomly sampled internet users across the Google Consumer Surveys publisher network.

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