Big 7 Travel released a ranking of the friendliest cities and towns in Canada, and Montreal seems to be considered a lot friendlier than Toronto.\nToronto ranked #24 while Montreal got the third place - can you guess which city ranked #1?\nSee the full ranking below!\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\n\nAh, the sweet rival continues. Big 7 Travel released a ranking of the friendliest cities and towns in Canada, and Montreal beat Toronto by a long shot. Although Big 7 Travel didn't tell us exactly how they got these statistics, besides saying they asked their audience, they're enough of a trusted travel publication for me to trust their judgement.\nToronto got outed in the intro of the article, with the author saying the city "juuuust made it into the Top 25…" But don't worry Torontonians, we know you belong in the list.\nAlthough all the Hallmark movies seem to claim that it's the small towns with the friendliest people, this list shows that there are good people out there no matter what size of the city or town they live in.\nPlease remember when you're reading this, don't shoot the messenger. I'm just a proud Montrealer who's relaying the info about my favourite city getting the recognition it deserves for its friendly population.\nI made sure to include the entire ranking, so you can compare yourself to the rest of your family around Canada!\nDear Montrealers, we did not win first place, so don't let your heads get too big.\n\nToronto's ranking at #24 comes with the explanation that "Toronto’s progressive atmosphere makes it an enjoyable city to visit, with some of the friendliest people in the country to boot." Not wrong, not wrong at all.\n View this post on Instagram Use your smile to change the world, don't let the world change your smile ✌ • • • • • • #batmanmsharif #toronto #canonphotography #travel #shotzdelight #nature #naturephotography #traveling #newyear #way2ill #visualsoflife #happynewyear #gramslayers #moodygrams #explorecanada #igerstoronto #blogto #positivity #curiocityto #theimaged #illgrammers #streetsoftoronto #lensbible #wanderlust #earthpix #exploretocreate #instagood #reflection #streetphotography #streetshared A post shared by Nadia Sharif (@batmanmsharif) on Jan 2, 2019 at 5:55pm PST\n\nBig 7 Travels continues to describe Toronto as being "family-friendly and safe, with heaps of culture and makes visitors soon feel like locals. You’ll get an instant feel for the friendliness here."\nPeople from all over Canada choose to move to Toronto, so there has to be a good reason for that, right?\n\nBut it seems Montreal, our beloved city, has a friendlier population than the city we always seem to be in competition with (Toronto).\nAccording to Big 7 Travel, "Montreal is a charming place. Visitors will be welcomed in both English and French, and locals are always on hand to recommend a hidden gem to eat or drink."\n View this post on Instagram Crescent street and Leonard Cohen. View from Stogies. #montreal #mtlmoments A post shared by @ evablue on Dec 12, 2019 at 11:48pm PST\n\nI can definitely vouch for that one! Even though I don't like generalizing, the majority of us Montrealers get excited about meeting tourists who are here to discover the city we already know and love. \n\nI must point out that we can't let Toronto's lower-ranking taint Ontario's whole image.\n View this post on Instagram Easter weekend in NOTL 🐣 warmer weather on the way ☀️ // 📸: @galaxys5shooter A post shared by Niagara-on-the-Lake (@niagara_onthelake_ontario) on Mar 30, 2018 at 2:40pm PDT\n\nThe Ontario cities and towns of Brampton, Peterborough, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ottawa, Stratford, and Huntsville all made it onto Canada's friendliest places list.\nSo, we can easily say that it's quite a friendly province!\n\nHere are the 25 happiest cities and towns in Canada according to Big 7 Travel:\n25th. Fredericton\n24th. Toronto\n23rd. West Kelowna\n22nd. Fernie\n21st. Winnipeg\n20th. Brampton\n19th. St. Albert\n18th. Peterborough\n17th. Sault Ste. Marie\n16th. Charlottetown\n15th. Saint John\n14th. Dartmouth\n13th. Victoria\n12th. Saskatoon\n11th. Edmonton\n10th. Niagara-on-the-Lake\n9th. St. John’s\n8th. Ottawa\n7th. Stratford\n6th. Tofino\n5th. Calgary\n4th. Huntsville\n3rd. Montreal\n2nd. Halifax\n\nAnd finally, which city was ranked friendliest in all of Canada? Vancouver. "The city [with] an amazing multicultural community who band together to make visitors feel welcome and safe at all times."\n View this post on Instagram How are you spending your last Sunday of the decade? 😎 Photo: @erikandersen A post shared by VANCOUVER 🇨🇦 (@vancouver) on Dec 29, 2019 at 9:05am PST\n\nHonestly, after having spent time exploring Vancouver, I am totally on board with Big 7 Travel's ranking. I love Montreal, but Vancouver locals have to be some of the sweetest people I've ever met. \nCongrats, Vancouver!