Muskoka’s Huntsville and Gravenhurst land on 2019 top 25 Canadian growth cities list; U-Haul report


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According to a U-Haul data report those who have been priced out of the GTA real estate market are migrating north it seems. Muskoka’s Huntsville and Gravenhurst have made the top 25 list of Canadian growth cities and towns to which people are moving to.

Moving truck rental company U-Haul has used its own data and listed the top cities and towns that Canadians migrate to when they can no longer afford housing in urban centres.


U-Haul’s report surveyed millions of the company’s transactions from more than 22,000 centres across Canada last year. U-Haul spokespeople say that the current pressures of urban growth — such as increased cost of living — have driven many residents to the growing cities and towns around regions like Vancouver and Toronto.


North Vancouver, B.C. topped the "Canadian growth cities" list for 2019, while Ontario towns like Huntsville, Collingwood and North Bay fell into the first 15 of the list's 25 spots.

The list, in full, is as follows:


1. North Vancouver, B.C.

2. Trenton, Ontario

3. Saint Thomas, Ontario

4. Brockville, Ontario

5. North Bay, Ontario

6. Sherbrooke, Quebec

7. Stratford, Ontario

8. Collingwood, Ontario

9. Levis, Quebec

10. Chatham, Ontario

11. Salmon Arm, B.C.

12. Hanover, Ontario

13. Nepean, Ontario

14. Hunstville, Ontario

15. Sarnia, Ontario

16. North Perth, Ontario

17. Lindsay, Ontario

18. Peterborough, Ontario

19. Elliot Lake, Ontario

20. Merritt, B.C.

21. Gravenhurst, Ontario

22. Victoria, B.C.

23. Strathroy, Ontario

24. Wasaga Beach, Ontario

25. Belleville, Ontario

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