Template talk:Largest metropolitan areas of Canada

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Based on template: Template:Largest cities of Canada Produced to reflect the more useful and descriptive nature of metropolitan areas as opposed to artificially created municipal boundaries. For example, see Vancouver and Surrey as well as their low ranking in the non-metropolitan ranking. naturalnumber (talk) 08:53, 14 July 2008 (UTC)[reply]

From the previous incarnation[edit]

The following is directly from the previous incarnation of this template.


Wouldn't it be more elegant to have different pictures for metropolitan areas and largest cities? As it is, the reader is treated to pictures of Toronto and Montreal one after another and both are the same. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:42, 26 August 2008 (UTC)[reply]

I think it would be nice if the number were at least increased to a typical 3. Vancouver being the only other city real size (by which I mean of substantially more then a million), being very unique, pretty, important, and in the west (to promote regions here) it would be lovely to add it too. naturalnumber (talk) 16:46, 4 January 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Added more pictures. :) naturalnumber (talk) 17:26, 4 January 2009 (UTC)[reply]

There isn't a better one for Ottawa? Quite small, oblong, and quite indistinguishable. (talk) 03:47, 16 October 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Metropolitan areas[edit]

I believe that the largest metro areas should be listed on the template as well. MTLskyline (talk) 18:52, 14 May 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Implemented as Template:Largest Metropolitan Areas of Canada as this is far more useful. naturalnumber (talk) 08:55, 14 July 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Core city[edit]

The term core city refers to the central city or the city proper of a metropolitan area (as such, New York City is, obviously and evidently, the core city/city proper of the New York Metropolitan Area). Since this is a table of Canadian cities, and since the population figures refer to those of cities and not to those of metropolitan areas, it doesn't make sense to have the second column labeled as "core city", instead of simply "city". I suggest that it be changed accordingly. --the Dúnadan 16:59, 5 June 2008 (UTC)[reply]

First, St. Catharines does not have a population of 390,000. Second, Brampton, Ontario is quickly becoming one of the largest cities in Canada, and should be included. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:28, 4 April 2009 (UTC)[reply]


The number that is listed for Ottawa's population is the population of the National Capital Region, which includes Gatineau, QC. I realize that it supposed to be Metropolitan population, but in all other cases on this page, they are limited to one province. Should there be a mention of Quebec as the province as well? Or is it only concerned about the core cities location? (talk) 21:54, 15 January 2009 (UTC)[reply]

I agree. This is a list of metropolitan areas, not cities. The Ottawa metro area is located in Ontario and Quebec and I have edited the entry to reflect this. (talk) 02:06, 24 February 2009 (UTC)[reply]
But the city of Ottawa is in the province of Ontario, and if you are glancing through this article like I just was, it sticks out as a glaring mistake to list Ottawa as part of both ontario and quebec. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:33, 29 May 2009 (UTC)[reply]

CMA, metro regions, and core cities[edit]

I think they should all be distinct categories on the template. --Kevlar (talkcontribs) 23:23, 14 April 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Some cities were listed as their city propers, others were listed as their metro/regions. I changed the few that weren't consistent with the others. UrbanNerd (talk) 22:28, 15 December 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Was the original source of the metro area names the official StatCan CMA names? If so, Quebec City should be Quebec and Kitchener-Waterloo should be Kitchener. The remaining 18 are consistent with the official StatCan CMA names. Hwy43 (talk) 06:06, 16 December 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Here is the source for the StatCan CMA name change of "Kitchener" to "Kitchener–Cambridge–Waterloo" (shout out to Moxy and UrbanNerd for providing numerous sources to confirm). This just leaves the name of Quebec City's CMA as incorrect. The name of its CMA is simply "Quebec", not "Quebec City".[1][2] Notwithstanding WP:COMMONNAME, I will revise this to align with StatCan since everything in this list is based on StatCan information. Hwy43 (talk) 15:15, 15 July 2011 (UTC)[reply]


Question: Why is Victoria below Halifax and Oshawa while, according to the template, the population is greater than Halifax and Oshawa? David Agnew (talk) 22:15, 13 June 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Should be listed as Greater Victoria. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:15, 15 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]


Hi,i added pictures of largest Canadian Cities.I also reduced the cities.I kept 6 cities,because it's less large. Thank you! (talk) 19:25, 20 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]

This Picture section skips Ottawa in 4 th place and bumps everything else up a spot. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:19, 22 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]

The IP 74.* is a self-admitted IP sock of banned user Caro 08, who has a lost history of problematic image-related edits. Any such edits should be reverted. --Ckatzchatspy 02:48, 21 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Can someone else who isn't banned add some small images ? It may help improve a somewhat bland template to add some color. Yes, no, maybe so ? UrbanNerd (talk) 19:00, 8 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]


Question: how can Mississauga the 6th largest city in Canada be grouped with Toronto. I would not classify it as a "suburb", as it it is home to many fortune 500 companies and has a growing downtown core. This makes absolutely no sense. Mississauga has a population greater then 734,000 people please change this. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Samiam9911 (talk) 15:18, 4 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

I totally agree with the above. Mississauga should definetly become separated from Toronto, Mississauga is huge! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:45, 8 May 2012 (UTC)[reply]

This template is based on the boundaries of census metropolitan areas defined by Statistics Canada. StatCan includes the City of Mississauga within the Toronto CMA. If you can convince StatCan to split the Toronto CMA into a separate Mississauga CMA and a smaller Toronto CMA, then the template can be revised accordingly. Hwy43 (talk) 21:49, 4 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Linking to city articles[edit]

The links to the cities articles was going to the city propers articles. A user changed it to link to the metropolitan articles which I agree with, but unfortunately some of the metro articles are for areas much larger than the CMA. The Calgary Region for example is a vast area much larger than the CMA. The London metro was linking to the Middlesex County article. And some cities just don't have a metro article. There must be a better way to fix this. Maybe keeping them linked to the city proper articles is best for now ? UrbanNerd (talk) 04:11, 15 July 2011 (UTC)[reply]

I agree that the city articles should be the wikilinked articles until such time there is an article, or section within an article, dedicated to the city's CMA defined by StatCan. For an example, the more appropriate wikilink alternative to Calgary Region would simply be its CMA section (Calgary Region#Calgary CMA). However, this is moot until cities, such as Regina, have articles or article sections dedicated to their CMAs. We could nudge the respective provincial WikiProjects to see if they would be willing to create these for those CMAs that are not yet respresented. If there is no action, I suggest the city articles remain the wikilinked articles. Hwy43 (talk) 05:03, 15 July 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Any Pictures?[edit]

Does anyone know how to place pictures of some the cities in this table? --Zurkhardo (talk) 06:25, 17 August 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Request for comment[edit]