According to the World Bank, almost 82 per cent of Canadians now live in urban communities — jumping from less than 70 per cent in 1960. This makes us one the world’s 50 most urban nations — ahead of many western European countries like United Kingdom, Italy and Germany.
~from the David Suzuki Foundation Notes from the Panther Lounge.
So, fewer than 1 in 5 Canadians now lives a rural existence. That is indeed a pity – because there are few things more impressive than a crisp clear starry night or a misty meadow coming awake in the sun.