Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton and Montreal all ranked in the top 10 for green space, according to the green-building data company GreeningCanada.com, a project of the World Bank.
Toronto came in at No. 4, while Hamilton was at No, and Montreal was No. 10.
Ottawa was ranked in 18th.
While Ottawa is one of the country’s largest cities, Greening Canada notes that most of the green space is on the south side of the city, with some of the worst-performing areas near its downtown.
But that’s not all: Ottawa also has the best green space of any Canadian city.
That ranking was based on green-space metrics including: trees, shrubs, parks and recreation, green roofs, stormwater and wastewater management, and green-floor and roofing.
Toronto and Ottawa have the second- and third-best green spaces, respectively, in Canada.
Ottawa ranked No. 1 on Greening’s list of the world’s best green cities.
That’s thanks to its extensive public transit network, which connects neighbourhoods to the downtown core.
The city has been rated the green best in Canada for many years, Greenlining, a Canadian advocacy group that promotes green growth, says.
While the city does have some of its greenest neighbourhoods, it’s the south-side areas, like the North End and East Village, that are the most attractive.
Greening says the data from Greening can be used to help planners and planners-in-training make better decisions about green development.
For example, if an area’s green space improves, it might be better to add a park or walkway to the existing park.
“If we look at green spaces that are less dense and less green, they are less attractive for the green development,” said Laura Bélanger, a professor of urban planning and planning policy at the University of Toronto and an expert on urban development.
“So we have to look at those in terms of their potential to contribute to green development, and their capacity to do that.”
In addition to a variety of green initiatives, Toronto has a lot of open spaces.
That makes it a good choice for green-housing projects, as the city has the largest amount of green space in the country.
BéLanger noted that Toronto has also been among the world leaders in greening public spaces, with more than 4,000 spaces, most of which are public spaces.
There are some public green spaces in the downtown area, such as the Scarborough Spadina Trail, a green pathway that cuts through the heart of the Toronto Centre and the Yonge Street streetcar line.
Other green spaces include the Eglinton Crosstown LRT station, which runs from Bloor-Yonge Station to Yonge and Dundas.
And Toronto’s green infrastructure also includes the city’s greenway network, as well as green roofing and the Greenbelt.
Green-building and urban planning can go hand-in/hand Greening has also created a ranking of the Canadian cities that offer the most green space.
The rankings were based on a wide variety of factors, including a variety, like public transportation, that could influence a city’s score.
While many cities have green infrastructure, many are not, Greenling says.
That means that, in some cases, there is a mix of green and public infrastructure, and not a clear distinction between the two.
In Hamilton, for example, a lot more public green space than public transportation means that green infrastructure is considered more green.
That is one reason why the city scored higher than other Canadian cities.
However, Toronto is not one of those cities that does not have a good mix of public and private green spaces.
“Green spaces are really the only areas of Toronto that are really really really green,” Béling said.
“There is a really clear green space and a lot public space in Toronto, so it’s really the mixed-use areas that are going to be greenest.”
Hamilton ranked first on the Greening ranking, while Montreal was in the bottom five.
Green spaces in Montreal are not always green.
The Greenbelt is a belt of parks and green spaces along the downtown waterfront, which include the Harbourfront Park, the city park and a large park on the waterfront.
The park was created in 1999 to preserve green space around the waterfront and to provide a place for pedestrians to walk, bike or take public transit.
It was later expanded and is now home to the cityscape plaza, a series of green spaces including the riverfront.
The public green area in the centre of the park has been expanded over the years.
It has been a favourite of pedestrians, cyclists and the city.
The greenbelt has also served as a refuge for those affected by flood waters during recent flooding.
Bárcenas says that there are some good examples of green infrastructure in the city but that there is much more to do in terms for the city to be truly green