Good News For New Yorkers Who Travel Into Canada
For travelers in New York who head over the border into Canada, there is some very good news.
One of the most popular travel destinations for New Yorkers is also one of the safest.
The city of Toronto was recently named the "Safest City in Canada" in a new study. The study was conducted by the Canadian website Money.ca using Canadian crime stats from the Canadian Crime Index.
The ranking was based on the number of offenses for each crime, like arson and robbery, and calculated per 100,000 of the population. Based on those numbers, Toronto was named the safest city in Canada.
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Here is a look at the Top 10 safest cities in Canada.
1. Toronto - 286.9 offenses per 100k
2. Quebec - 301 offenses per 100k
3. Ottawa-Gatineau, QC - 318.8 offenses per 100k
4. Sherbrooke - 327.4 offenses per 100k
5. Ottawa-Gatineau, ON - 333.9 offenses per 100k
6. Montreal - 356.7 offenses per 100k
7. Barrie - 356.7 offenses per 100k
8. Trois-Rivières - 366.2 offenses per 100k
9. Saguenay - 396.3 offenses per 100k
10. Hamilton - 420.6 offenses per 100k
Many people in New York, especially in Western New York head into Canada to visit Toronto often since it is just a short drive away from Buffalo.
The other major city a lot of New Yorkers visit, Montreal, was named the 6th safest city in Canada.
If you do plan on crossing over the border into Canada this year, you will need a couple of things.
If you are over the age of 16, you will need a valid U.S. passport, passport card, enhanced New York license, or NEXUS card. Children under 16 only need proof of U.S. citizenship including a birth certificate.
You can learn more about what you need to cross into Canada HERE.
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