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This WikiProject was formed to foster better articles covering communities in Canada with a spirit of cooperation. This page and its subpages contain suggestions on formatting and layout of articles as well as to do lists for communities and settlements of  Canada.

Scope[edit]

This project covers the creation and editing of articles related to Cities of Canada and sub-topics such as:

Communities by provinces and territories
  • Municipalities
  • Towns
  • Villages
  • Hamlets
  • Neighbourhoods
  • Indian reserves
  • Ghost towns

It aims to expand Wikipedia's resources on Canadian communities and settlements in a fair and accurate manner.


Relations[edit]

Parents
WikiProject Canada WP Canada Logo-.svg
Main page: List of Canadian WikiProjects

Participants[edit]

To do[edit]

{{WikiProject Canada|community=yes|[province mnemonic]=yes|class=???|importance=???}}

Current status[edit]

Rank Municipality Province Population 2006 Stub Start C B GA FA
1 Toronto Ontario 2,503,281        
2 Montreal Quebec 1,620,693          
3 Calgary Alberta 988,193        
4 Ottawa Ontario 812,129        
5 Edmonton Alberta 730,372          
6 Mississauga Ontario 668,549        
7 Winnipeg Manitoba 633,451          
8 Vancouver British Columbia 578,041        
9 Hamilton Ontario 504,559            
10 Quebec City Quebec 491,142      
11 Brampton Ontario 433,806        
12 Surrey British Columbia 394,976        
13 Halifax Nova Scotia 372,679      
14 Laval Quebec 368,709      
15 London Ontario 352,395          
16 Markham Ontario 261,573        
17 Gatineau Quebec 242,124      
18 Vaughan Ontario 238,866    
19 Longueuil Quebec 229,330      
20 Windsor Ontario 216,473        
21 Kitchener Ontario 204,668      
22 Burnaby British Columbia 202,799        
23 Saskatoon Saskatchewan 202,340        
24 Regina Saskatchewan 179,246        
25 Richmond British Columbia 174,461        
26 Oakville Ontario 165,613        
27 Burlington Ontario 164,415        
28 Richmond Hill Ontario 162,704        
29 Greater Sudbury Ontario 157,857        
30 Sherbrooke Quebec 147,427    
31 Saguenay Quebec 143,692    
32 Oshawa Ontario 141,590        
33 St. Catharines Ontario 131,989        
34 Lévis Quebec 130,006    
35 Barrie Ontario 128,430        
36 Trois-Rivières Quebec 126,323    
37 Abbotsford British Columbia 123,864      
38 Cambridge Ontario 120,371    
39 Kingston Ontario 117,207        
40 Guelph Ontario 114,943        
41 Coquitlam British Columbia 114,565          
42 Whitby Ontario 111,184      
43 Thunder Bay Ontario 109,140        
44 Saanich British Columbia 108,265        
45 Chatham-Kent Ontario 108,177      
46 Kelowna British Columbia 106,707        
47 Cape Breton Nova Scotia 102,250        
48 St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador 100,646          
49 Waterloo Ontario 97,475        
50 Delta British Columbia 96,723        
51 Terrebonne Quebec 94,703    
52 Langley British Columbia 93,726    
53 Brantford Ontario 90,192    
54 Ajax Ontario 90,167    
55 Pickering Ontario 87,838    
56 Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Quebec 87,492    
57 Red Deer Alberta 82,772        
58 North Vancouver British Columbia 82,562        
59 Strathcona County Alberta 82,511    
60 Niagara Falls Ontario 82,184    
61 Kamloops British Columbia 80,376        
62 Nanaimo British Columbia 78,692    
63 Victoria British Columbia 78,057        
64 Clarington Ontario 77,820  
65 Repentigny Quebec 76,237    
66 Sault Ste. Marie Ontario 74,948    
67 Peterborough Ontario 74,898        
68 Lethbridge Alberta 74,637            
69 Kawartha Lakes Ontario 74,561      
70 Newmarket Ontario 74,295        
71 Sarnia Ontario 71,419      
72 Brossard Quebec 71,154  
73 Prince George British Columbia 70,981      
74 Chilliwack British Columbia 69,217      
75 Maple Ridge British Columbia 68,949    
76 Saint John New Brunswick 68,043        
77 Drummondville Quebec 67,392  
78 Moncton New Brunswick 64,128          
79 Saint-Jérôme Quebec 63,729    
80 Norfolk County Ontario 62,563    
81 New Westminster British Columbia 58,549      
82 St. Albert Alberta 57,719        
83 Caledon Ontario 57,050    
84 Medicine Hat Alberta 56,997        
85 Halton Hills Ontario 55,289  
86 North Bay Ontario 53,966    
87 Milton Ontario 53,939    
88 Port Coquitlam British Columbia 52,687        
89 Shawinigan Quebec 51,904    
90 Saint-Hyacinthe Quebec 51,616  
91 Wood Buffalo Alberta 51,496    
92 Fredericton New Brunswick 50,535        
93 Welland Ontario 50,331    
94 Dollard-des-Ormeaux Quebec 48,930    
95 Belleville Ontario 48,821    
96 Granby Quebec 47,637    
97 Aurora Ontario 47,629    
98 Grande Prairie Alberta 47,076      
99 Blainville Quebec 46,493  
100 Cornwall Ontario 45,965    
  • current as of August/2011
no subcategories


Structure guidelines[edit]

Shortcut:

A complete article about a Canadian community should have the following elements and sections:

Infobox - {{Infobox Settlement}}
Lead - Context (what and where), summary of the article, total population, name origin, see also Wikipedia:Lead section
  1. History - Historic events, incorporation history²
  2. Geography - Geographic setting, geographical features, climate, communities/neighbourhoods
  3. Demographics - Use Canada 2011 Census data where available (2011 Census Profiles)
  4. Economy - Dominant industries, agriculture if applicable, major employers
  5. Arts and culture - Cultural venues, festivals and significant cultural events
  6. Attractions - Museums and other points of interest, parks (local, regional, provincial parks), recreation venues
  7. Sports - Sport teams and significant athletic events
  8. Government - Governing body (council, mayor)², administrative bodies, political representation, police and crime, military facilities
  9. Infrastructure - Transportation, utilities, health care, amenities
  10. Education - Schools, colleges, responsible organizations
  11. Media¹ - Local newspapers, TV, and radio stations
Other topics may include sister cities, notable residents
12. See also - Related wikipedia articles, if not already detailed in other sections
13. References - Citations per Verifiability, see Citing sources, use {{reflist}}, also books and further external sources
14. External links - Official link of the community only, be aware of Wikipedia:External links
15. Footers - The following optional entries per wp:Footers:
Geo box - optional, use {{Geographic Location}}
Navigational box(es) - see available templates, only relevant navigational boxes, be aware of Wikipedia:Avoid template creep
Coordinates - use {{Coord|display=title|region:CA_type:city}} to geo-tag articles
Categories - don't over-categorize
Stub tags - for new sketchy pages that should be subsequently expanded, see available tags
¹ For larger cities, this should be little more a link to a separate "Media of City" article. This section should only list media which are locally based.
² For incorporated places only

Templates[edit]

Infoboxes[edit]

Navigational boxes[edit]

Subdivision templates by province and territory
Provinces
Territories
Neighbourhoods

Map templates[edit]

Location[edit]

Linked[edit]

Stub tags[edit]

Talk pages[edit]

Tag talk pages with {{WikiProject Canada|community=yes|[province mnemonic]=yes|class=|importance=}}

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Volunteer recognition[edit]

{{subst:The Maple Leaf Award| ... }}

A Barnstar!
The Red Maple Leaf Award

Award for editors that contribute to Canada, and Canadian communities related projects and topics.


Resources[edit]

Tools[edit]

Main tool page: toolserver.org
  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.

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