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Cities’ Downtown Cores Are Hollowing Out, But Small Towns and Suburbs Tell a Different Story

Nov 23, 2022, 10:02 AM by The Globe and Mail

Environics Analytics data show substantial decreases in people returning to offices in Canada's major cities


The downtowns of most major Canadian cities are still facing a substantial dip in foot traffic compared with pre-pandemic norms – but the opposite is true of smaller towns and suburbs within commutable distance of those cities, a new study shows. In collaboration with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s Business Data Lab (BDL), Environics Analytics (EA) developed a set of demographic and business data dashboards showcasing the rate of return to offices across 16 CMAs in Canada, as well as select downtown business district cores.


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