Published online at GlobalTVEdmonton.com on February 7, 2011.
Linda Hoang, Global News: Monday, February 7, 2011
Edmonton lags behind in romance
Edmontonians aren’t that romantic, according to a list ranking the Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in Canada, released on Tuesday.
The list is compiled by Amazon.ca and is based on sales data of romantic novels, sex and relationship books, romantic comedy DVDs and Michael Bublé CDs since Jan. 1 of this year, in cities with more than 100,000 residents.
Edmonton ranked #13 on the list falling behind Regina at #6, Saskatoon at #4, and Calgary at #3.
Victoria, B.C. took the top spot in the list but also wins in the category for “biggest consumer of romantic books.”
Calgarians were also named the most consistent consumers of romantic products, landing in the top three of every category surveyed – though never reaching the top spot.
And it looks like the country’s big cities of Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal all failed to even place.
This is the second year Amazon.ca has compiled the data in time for Valentine’s Day.
The Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in Canada are:
1. Victoria, British Columbia
2. Guelph, Ontario
3. Calgary, Alberta
4. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
5. Oakville, Ontario
6. Regina, Saskatchewan
7. Kingston, Ontario
8. Kelowna, British Columbia
9. Nepean, Ontario
10. Burlington, Ontario
11. Winnipeg, Manitoba
12. Richmond Hill, Ontario
13. Edmonton, Alberta
14. London, Ontario
15. Kitchener, Ontario
16. St. Catharines, Ontario
17. Burnaby, British Columbia
18. Thunder Bay, Ontario
19. Richmond, British Columbia
20. Ottawa, Ontario