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Ain’t Vancouver pretty? It’s also the third most livable city in the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit

 

Just because Vancouverites are used to living in one of the best cities in the world doesn’t mean they don’t like getting frequent reminders of the city’s desirability.

This time the pat on the back comes from the Economist Intelligence Unit, which awarded Vancouver third prize on its 2013 liveability ranking after Melbourne and Vienna.

It’s Vancouver’s third year in a row with the bronze after it slipped from its decade-long reign at the top in 2011.

The city got top marks for culture and the environment, what with its “greenest city” goals, but slipped when it comes to infrastructure.

The survey did note, however, that the Evergreen Line and apparent plans to build more transit will have long-term benefits. (Did ya hear that, TransLink?)

While the ranking isn’t based on hockey teams, Canucks fans won’t be surprised their hometown beat Toronto and Calgary, which ranked fourth and fifth.

It must be noted that on the EIU separate ranking of the world’s “best” cities that includes factors such as connectivity and cultural assets, Toronto placed 8th and Vancouver fell out of the Top 10.

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