‘Ottawa’ Capital Facts: Congrats, Ottawans — you’re Smart
In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, the Citizen is rolling out one fact each day for 150 days until July 1, highlighting the odd, the fascinating and the important bits of Ottawa history you might not know about.
Ottawa boasts it is the best-educated city in Canada — at least as of 2011. The National Household Survey for that year shows the Ottawa-Gatineau region leads the country for the percentage of population aged 15 and older with a university degree, at 31.5 per cent. Toronto (29.9 per cent) and Calgary (28.8 per cent) placed second and third.
— Spencer Van Dyk