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As the Canadian population grows and climate change continues to have devastating impacts across the globe, a city that can function without the use of cars can be a move in the right direction when it comes to reducing carbon emissions. While it’s easy to say—less cars means less pollution—there are many other benefits to highlight.

Why are Canadian cities making the shift to car-free?

“Today, there seems to be a consensus around climate change that it is a challenge, and we need to do more to reduce our carbon footprint as mankind,” says Cam Forbes, a REALTOR®, Toronto-based broker, and Chief Operating Officer at RE/MAX Realtron. 

Cars are the obvious culprit; transportation is one of the largest sources of carbon pollution in Canada,…

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Monitoring our carbon footprints is more important now than ever before. As we develop new technologies, learn about greener solutions to past ways of life, and become more aware of the impact our actions have on the planet, more and more people are looking for cities that align with their personal green goals. 

GreenScore, a non-profit foundation dedicated to “economic and environmental harmony,” uses their GreenScore City Index to rank cities across Canada based on their environmental footprint. They use more than 20 indicators ranging from city size and recycling percentage, to domestic water usage and natural land percentage. They also use data collected from Environment and Climate Change Canada, Statistics Canada, the Federation of Canadian…

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Climate change risk disclosure

Governments prioritize updating national flood maps, to help Canadians buying or selling a home assess climate change-related risk more comprehensively

RE/MAX Canada’s latest report looks at the Canada real estate market through a lens of climate change and the risks to homebuyers, which include displacement due to extreme weather events, higher insurance premiums and compromised liveability, and are already being felt by homeowners from coast to coast.

According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, the estimated trend of the overall costs of catastrophic losses has increased from approximately $1 billion in 2005 to almost $2.5 billion in 2021.

“These climatic stresses are increasingly colliding with federal and…

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