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Delta ranks #13 in Canada’s top 25 places to live in 2015!

Jun 03, 2015

Mayor Lois E. Jackson, Delta Council and CAO George V. Harvie are happy to announce that The Corporation of Delta has been ranked #13 in MoneySense Magazine's “Canada’s Best Places to Live 2015.”

To come up with the ranking, MoneySense gathered myriad quantifiable data and ranked the municipalities against their peers in terms of population, weather, crime, amenities, health care, culture, taxation and many other categories.

Although we have no control over weather, our staff and community work hard to continually improve and maintain the highest standards possible. Our financial prudence and commitment to no new borrowing is not only keeping us on track for a debt-free Delta by the end of this Council's term, it is also helping to make us one of the most desirable places to live.  

However, our financial prudence does not come at the expense of projects and infrastructure improvements. From our Neighbourhood Road Improvements Plan to our Seniors Bus transportation commitment and upgrades to our recreation and community facilities we continue to invest directly in our community. These projects and initiatives not only create accessibility and enhance our community services, but also foster our economic development and bring jobs to Delta. 

Delta is a safe community. Public safety has always been our first priority and we strive to set a high level of service and continue the Delta Police Department's “no call too small” mandate. To enhance the already superior service Delta Fire & Emergency Services provides, preliminary planning for a new fire hall, training facility and emergency operations centre at Boundary Bay Airport to replace Fire Hall 4 is underway.

All this work has helped Delta move up an incredible 35 spots compared to its rank last year of #48. The trees in North Delta’s parks, Burns Bog’s unique ecosystem, the historic Ladner Village, and our beautiful beaches in Tsawwassen combine together to make Delta one of the most livable communities in Canada. 

Once they figure how to measure our beautiful sunsets, the rare birds that flock to perch on the logs in Boundary Bay, the freshness of our local produce, and the happiness during our parades and community events, Delta will certainly be in the top 5! 

We invite you to explore Delta and see what we have to offer.