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Toronto ranked 2nd unhappiest Canadian city

Last Updated Apr 21, 2015 at 1:46 pm EST

The Toronto city skyline is pictured moments after the start of Earth Hour on March 26, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Could it be the weather, congested streets or cost of living?

According to this study by Statistics Canada, Torontonians are unhappy in the concrete jungle.

A sample of 30,000 Torontonians were asked to rank their satisfaction from “0” very dissatisfied to “10” very satisfied about how they feel about their life as a whole right now.

A total of 340,000 people all aged 15 or older who reside in 10 provinces were pooled for the study.

Toronto ranked the second lowest Metropolitan area in “average life satisfaction” with 7.818 out of 10.

Vancouver beat out the cries from Toronto and was ranked the worst life satisfactory score with 7.808.


Following behind Toronto in third place was Windsor with 7.850.

So where might be the happiest place to live?

The answer is Saguenay, Quebec at 8.245 out of 10, followed by Trois-Rivières, Quebec with 8.176 and St. John’s., Newfoundland and Labrador with 8.174.

The study did not examine the reason why people are “very dissatisfied.”

Toronto doesn’t always get a bad rap.

In 2015 Toronto was ranked the best place to live in the world by The Economist.

Rankings compiled by The Economist.

Toronto also ranked 8th out of 50 cities in the new urban safety report by The Economist Intelligence Unit and the University of Toronto puts us on the map as having one of the world’s top universities.