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Canada’s most cultured cities

Who in Canada are the big readers, show-goers and museum patrons?

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City Learning to Be Score Per cent who spent on reading Per cent who spent on the performing arts Per cent who spent on museums
Victoria* 7.6 84.6 49.1 43.2
Saskatoon 7.4 80.7 55.3 36.0
Regina 6.9 77.3 45.8 37.7
Calgary 6.8 81.9 39.3 42.8
Halifax 6.5 78.6 43.9 37.0
St. John’s 5.9 71.8 48.1 28.1
Edmonton 5.6 70.3 39.8 26.4
Fredericton* 5.5 83.8 43.9 25.5
Winnipeg 5.5 77.3 39.1 30.7
Toronto 5.4 68.7 36.1 33.9
London* 5.4 67.1
Charlottetown 5.1 75.4 47.0 22.9
Vancouver 5.1 64.1 40.7 27.6
Québec* 4.6 81.8 39.7
Moncton* 4.4 74.8 35.8 29.3
Saint John 4.3 75.8 35.1 19.7
Montréal 4.0 71.5 35.9 25.5
Cape Breton* 4.0 70.7 27.0

Source: Statistics Canada, special tabulation, unpublished data, Survey of Household Spending, 2008. Unless indicated, data reflects Census Metropolitan Areas.
* Data for these cities only available at the economic region level.

CLI Measure: Proportion of Canadian households reporting annual expenditures on printed reading material.
CLI Measure: Proportion of Canadian households reporting annual expenditures on live performing arts.
CLI Measure: Proportion of Canadian households reporting annual expenditures on admissions to museums and other activities.