Ok. I am going out on a limb on this one. A Maple tree limb that is; being Canadian and all.
Although I am no Canadian expert, I have lived in 7 cities in Canada, and 7 other countries so moving and me are a little like peanut butter and bread; at least in our house.
So here I am walking out on that limb; wobbly as it is and I am going to declare:
Cobourg is the friendliest place to live in Canada.
From the dentist who has a VW bug in his office to the natural health store to the grocery store to the salesclerks at the local mall to the high school to the dog walkers to the second hand stores to the beach goers to the staff at the hospital to the local gym to the curling club to the drivers even, this is hands down the friendliest place I have ever lived in Canada.
Charming, quaint, down to earth, how towns used to be back in the day.
As I glance at the dog walkers, baby strollerers, cyclists, skateboarders, walkers, runners; this is a place that people roam freely and safely; comforted in the knowledge that they too have chosen the friendliest, the most peaceful place to live in Canada.
My photos are limited as apparently it is not cool to take pics of the town you live in when walking with your mom and your dog. Someone might see you! – according to my teen daughter, Jade who now sports purple hair and gets plenty of attention for that fact alone!
While taking a few pictures, we ran into a lovely couple who walk daily by the beach and a gentleman who was concerned about the hood of my car and if it was properly latched. Random friendly acts of kindness are not so “random” here for which I am very grateful.
(Cobourg is a small town located about one hour east of Toronto. We moved here primarily because it is located right on the shores of Lake Ontario so we have a gorgeous beach one block from downtown. Coming from the east coast of Canada, this appeals to us. The super friendly factor we did not know. We just lucked out. 🙂 )
I would love to know where is the friendliest place you have ever lived? Why?