More people are moving to Kingston according to U-Haul

by Steve Randall07 Jan 2019

Kingston, Ontario, has topped the list of cities showing net migration gains in 2018.

That’s according to an analysis of U-Haul moving truck transactions to determine the top 25 Canadian Growth Cities. The rankings are calculated by the net gain of one-way U-Haul trucks entering a city versus leaving that city during a calendar year.

Kingston rose 12 spots in the rankings to become the number 1 growth city, with a 9% increase in arrivals of one-way trucks – to 52.8% of all one-way traffic for the city - while departures were up only 2%.

"Kingston is a healthy and bustling city," stated Antony Grocott, U-Haul Company of Eastern Ontario president. "It's in close proximity to Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. People priced out of major cities can still easily commute to their jobs while having a livable and diverse community like Kingston."

Victoria took second place, beating Trenton, Halifax, and Ottawa which was last year’s number one.

"Victoria's growth can really be seen in the outskirts," noted Michelle Benson, U-Haul Company of Vancouver and Vancouver Island president. "All the land you could see from the highways has been developed to satisfy the growing populations."

U-Haul Canadian Growth Cities for 2018

1. KINGSTON

ON

2. VICTORIA

BC

3. TRENTON

ON

4. HALIFAX

NS

5. OTTAWA

ON

6. BELLEVILLE

ON

7. BROCKVILLE

ON

8. HANOVER

ON

9. MONTREAL

QC

10. MIDLAND

ON

11. WASAGA BEACH

ON

12. KELOWNA

BC

13. KAMLOOPS

BC

14. SPRUCE GROVE

AB

15. PETERBOROUGH

ON

16. PERTH

ON

17. NEPEAN

ON

18. LISTOWEL

ON

19. PENTICTON

BC

20. INNISFIL

ON

21. THUNDER BAY

ON

22. ALLISTON

ON

23. HAWKESBURY

ON

24. HUNTSVILLE

ON

25. LEDUC

AB

 

 


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