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Realtor.ca now sporting Walk Scores

Walkability ratings available for 300 Canadian cities and 1,200 neighborhoods

Realtor.ca -- the Canadian equivalent of Realtor.com -- and other Canadian real estate sites including RoyalLePage.ca are now displaying "Walk Scores" generated by the Seattle-based real estate technology developer of the same name.Walk Score says its rankings are the only international, quantitative rankings of walkability. Cities and neighborhoods are ranked on a scale of 0-100, with locations receiving a score of 90-100 deemed a "Walkers' Paradise.""Buyers are factoring in what's nearby in their search for properties," said Marc Lafrance, the Canadian Real Estate Association's director of product management, in a statement. "Adding Walk Score to Realtor.ca provides homebuyers with valuable insight into the location of a property and has been well received by our users. Walk Score's new Canadian city and neighborhood rankings are a great new resource for people deciding where to live."Residents of Toronto may not be seen strolling along the sho...