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Which Canadian city would be safest in a zombie apocalypse?

Edmonton would be the safest place in Canada to survive a fictional zombie apocalypse. Ranking Offered by Rentola, an online rental portal.

Five factors, including vulnerability, hideouts, supplies, safety, and mobility, were analyzed to determine the best and worst cities to live in if the undead marched through the streets.

Vulnerabilities include population density and health. Hideouts take into account average household size, green space, and vacant homes. Commodities focus on access to food, water and medicine. Safety takes into account crime and weapons data. Mobility takes into account not only roads, but also walking, jogging and cycling scores.

Rentola ranked 35 metropolitan areas based on analysis across five categories.

Edmonton achieved relatively high scores overall, leading to the #1 ranking.

Saskatoon ranked second, behind Edmonton.

Guelph Ont. Calgary took her third and her fourth followed by Regina. Guelph ranked first in terms of supplies.

Meanwhile, St. John, New Jersey was identified as the worst city to live in if you wanted to survive a zombie outbreak, and ranked lowest in terms of hiding and safety.


The cities ranked are:

1. Edmonton

2. Saskatoon

3. Guelph, Ontario.

4. Calgary

5. Regina

6. Winnipeg

7. Kelowna, British Columbia

8. Greater Sudbury, Ontario.

9. Kingston, Ontario.

10. Abbotsford, British Columbia

11. London, Ontario.

12. Windsor, Ontario.

13. Oshawa, Ontario.

14. Ottawa

15. Peterborough, Ontario.

16. Brantford, Ontario.

17. St. Catharines Ontario.

18. Halifax

19. Hamilton, Ontario.

20. Barry, Ontario.

21. Thunder Bay, Ontario.

22. Vancouver

23. St. John’s

24. Quebec City

25. Kitchener, Ontario.

26. Victoria

27. Lethbridge, Alta.

28. Moncton, NB

29. Toronto

30. Saguenay, Que.

31. Sherbrooke, Que.

32. Montreal

33. Quai Trois Riviere.

34. Belleville, Ontario.

35. St. John, NB


Coverage for this article was paid for through The Afghan Journalists in Residence Project funded by Meta.

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