Monopoly Canada, Getting Vancouver its Space

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Monopoly is coming out with Monopoly Canada and its up to the public to vote where each major city will reside on the famed playing surface.

The highly coveted Boardwalk position seems to be the most popular and there are even campaigns across the nation to get hometowns into that prestigious piece of real estate.

65 Canadian cities have been pre-selected and they’re looking for the top 20 which will have spaces on the game board. You can cast your ballot for up to three cities each day until February 7, 2010. The city that gets the most votes will then slide into place at Boardwalk.

I’ve been contacted a few times about this and it’s been brought to my attention that Vancouver is slipping in the polls. Here are the top 10 rankings as of 11:45am on Thursday January 21st, 2010:

Image via CBC

#1 Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu 5.4%
#2 Calgary 4.7%
#3 Chatham-Kent 4.1%
#4 Quebec City 3.4%
#5 Trois-Rivières 2.8%
#6 St. John’s 2.7%
#7 Kawartha Lakes 2.6%
#8 Medicine Hat 2.6%
#9 Montreal 2.5%
#10 Sarnia 2.4%

You can find a list of all eligible cities here and there’s also a wildcard ranking which you can find on the current standings page.

Monopoly and Vancouver have gone hand in hand for quite a while now. I remember playing Vancouveropoly growing up, passing over Dr Sun Yat Sen Gardens on my way over to the Vancouver Aquarium then passing by Monk’s.

If you would like to see Vancouver on the Monopoly Canada game board, be sure to cast your vote each day. Vote now, vote often, and if you vote for Surrey to go in the Baltic Avenue position, I may not speak to you again.

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  1. DarrenThursday, January 21st, 2010 — 12:09pm PST

    Hilariously, I haven’t heard of three of the towns on the top ten list. This feels like a deeply bad idea by the game creators–they’re going to have to disappoint several towns across the country who rallied voters to the cause.

  2. WillThursday, January 21st, 2010 — 12:28pm PST

    With already the most expensive real estate in the country I’m not surprised Vancouver is not in the top ten… Who needs a game when we’re living the real thing?

    I would love to see Sarnia on Boardwalk. Ha! That would be a right proper laugh. Where’s Surrey? Not as funny as Sarnia but that would be funny all the same. Abbotsford for Park Place. Mission for Marvin Gardens. etc…

  3. WillThursday, January 21st, 2010 — 12:32pm PST

    Ha! Surrey got shafted. Abbotsford is there but Surrey cannot even be nominated.

  4. Kelly KirchFriday, January 22nd, 2010 — 2:52pm PST

    Monopoly brings back lots of memories of my child hood! I play on the computer every now and again, and I have the iPhone application. Bascially i’m just a monopoly addict! Great post though thanks!

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