Think tank: Moncton is Canada's most Canadian city
The hub of the Maritimes can lay claim to another title this Canada Day: The Canucky-est of all Canadian cities.
Moncton was named the most Canadian of all Canadian cities Friday by The Martin Prosperity Institute (a University of Toronto think-tank).
The institute said they ranked so-called ‘quintessential Canadian metrics' per 100,000 residents, with Moncton coming out on top.
Those factors included how many Tim Hortons were located in each metropolis, the number of breweries and syrup producers, as well as the distribution of French and English speaking people.
Moncton Mayor George Leblanc told CTV Atlantic that he's pleased with the honour, although not completely surprised.
"I've always thought that Moncton was representative of the country," he said. "It's a secret we've kind of kept to ourselves so it's nice to see Moncton being recognized."
"Moncton is an officially bilingual city, with a very hardworking workforce. We have a very prosperous and great quality of life, plus we're getting more and more multicultural."
Owen Sound, ON and Rimouski, QC took second and third places respectively in the rankings.
As for other Maritime cities ranking near the top of the list, Halifax cracked the top 10 placing seventh while Bathurst, N.B. landed at number 12.
The institute said they looked at data from a total of 144 Canadian cities.
With files from CTV Atlantic's Nick Moore