Table 1 
Population and population growth rate of primary downtowns, 2016 to 2021 

Population and population growth rate of primary downtowns, 2016 to 2021
  Population in 2016 Population in 2021 2016 to 2021 Population growth rate
  numbernumber %
All primary downtowns 1,155,685 1,281,474 10.9
St. John's 9,431 9,760 3.5
Halifax 20,267 25,555 26.1
Moncton 7,837 8,708 11.1
Saint John 7,552 8,221 8.9
Fredericton 11,007 11,813 7.3
Saguenay 6,349 6,252 -1.5
Québec 29,788 29,547 -0.8
Sherbrooke 12,427 13,171 6.0
Trois-Rivières 7,858 8,533 8.6
Drummondville 9,486 9,563 0.8
Montréal 88,169 109,509 24.2
Gatineau 9,877 11,685 18.3
Ottawa 62,725 67,169 7.1
Kingston 8,288 9,630 16.2
Belleville 12,340 13,119 6.3
Peterborough 15,948 17,032 6.8
Oshawa 16,055 17,379 8.2
Toronto 237,698 275,931 16.1
Hamilton 48,510 53,236 9.7
St. Catharines 14,442 15,363 6.4
Kitchener 27,092 30,018 10.8
Brantford 11,134 12,093 8.6
Guelph 13,497 14,705 9.0
London 23,220 26,034 12.1
Windsor 11,633 12,263 5.4
Barrie 13,343 13,943 4.5
Greater Sudbury 12,590 13,809 9.7
Thunder Bay 10,818 10,847 0.3
Winnipeg 42,394 44,061 3.9
Regina 18,520 18,220 -1.6
Saskatoon 12,101 12,425 2.7
Lethbridge 4,862 4,837 -0.5
Calgary 38,663 46,763 21.0
Red Deer 8,247 8,079 -2.0
Edmonton 55,997 55,387 -1.1
Kelowna 13,415 16,605 23.8
Kamloops 5,922 6,600 11.4
Chilliwack 11,996 12,684 5.7
Abbotsford 24,238 27,109 11.8
Vancouver 113,516 121,932 7.4
Victoria 41,229 46,309 12.3
Nanaimo 5,204 5,575 7.1
Note(s):
Populations and population growth rates of secondary downtowns are shown in Table 2.
Source(s):
Census of Population, 2016 and 2021 (3901).
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