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New Monopoly board features Canadian cities

The hottest place to own property in Canada these days is in Chatham-Kent, Ont. — at least if you're playing Monopoly.

Not on board: Maritimes, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, N.W.T., Yukon, Nunavut

Supporters of Chatham-Kent's bid to take top spot on the new Canadian Monopoly board cheered the announcement that their community took the coveted spot of Boardwalk. ((CBC))
The hottest place to own property in Canada these days is in Chatham-Kent, Ont. — at least if you're playing Monopoly.

The classic board game has redrawn boundaries and renamed streets for its new Canadian edition, out in time for Canada Day.

Canadians decided which cities landed prime real estate on the 75th anniversary edition by voting in an online poll.

More than a million votes were cast in a six-week period, narrowing a pre-determined field of candidate cities from 65 to 20, with two extra spots reserved for wild-card communities.

The coveted Boardwalk spot goes to Chatham-Kent, Ont., population approximately 110,000, located in southwestern Ontario. Nearby Windsor, Ont., and Sarnia, Ont., also made it on to the board.

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., took the second most expensive location of Park Place.

The following 22 cities earned spots on the Monopoly board, listed with the highest rent properties first:

  • Dark Blue: Chatham-Kent, Ont., Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Que.
  • Green: Calgary, Sarnia, Ont., Edmonton.
  • Yellow: Windsor, Ont., Quebec City, Trois-Rivières, Que.
  • Red: Medicine Hat, Alta., Gatineau, Que., Shawinigan, Que.
  • Orange: Kawartha Lakes, Ont., Chilliwack, B.C., Montreal.
  • Magenta: Kelowna, B.C., North Bay, Ont., St. John's.
  • Light Blue:  Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver.
  • Brown: Beauceville, Que., Banff, Alta.
Monopoly was invented by Charles Darrow in 1935. The new Canadian edition goes on sale June 28, for $39.99. ((Aaron Harris/Canadian Press))
Notably missing from the new edition of the game invented by Charles Darrow in 1935, were any cities from the Maritimes, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, the Yukon and Nunavut.

The board will also feature updated Chance and Community Chest cards that Monopoly owners Hasbro said will "highlight events and culturally relevant scenarios from Canada."

The new Monopoly Canada Edition goes on sale June 28 for $39.99.

 

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