From the “Forest City” to the “Cozy City”? Expedia.ca just released a list of the 55 Coziest Cities in Canada and London made the list.
The list was released as a way to reflect on cities across the country that provide warmth, community, and relaxation. They describe it as a place that tells visitors, “You’re family here.”
Tourism London General Manager, John Winston, was happy to be included on the list, but thinks the term “cozy” may confuse some people.
“I think that the more appropriate terminology would be that it London one of the friendliest cities in the country.”
The list includes 55 cities, in no particular order, which has at least 100 reviews on the site, and a comfort rating of 3.5 stars or higher.
Expedia.ca says London offers something for everyone and anyone. Winston knows this to be true.
“We have a wide variety of things to do in the city… it’s a treasure trunk of things you can do.”
“People who live in those areas are very much attached to their identity. You know, they identify themselves within the context of the city. They’re Londoners, but they have a certain area of the city that they feel is unique.”
He adds that all places represent their neighbourhoods respectively, but at the end of the day, they all related by the London values that they share.
Winston says that if he had to choose one thing for visitors to do when they visit our cozy and friendly city, he couldn’t pick.
“It all depends on the individual. We have great restaurants, we have great shopping, and we have great facilities… the experiential aspects in the city are varied by nature.”
While there is a variety of options for Londoners to do, it is the people who run them that make London as cozy as it feels.
“People who take great pride in what this community offers. They want to make people feel at home and that’s one of the great attributes that London possesses.”