St. Johns lands on monopoly board

Staff ~ The Telegram
Published on June 22, 2010

It's more expensive to buy property in St. John's than it is in Toronto or Vancouver - at least in the latest edition of Monopoly: Canada.
After a Facebook campaign to get votes in its favour, St. John's is one of 22 Canadian cities to have a home on the new Monopoly: Canada Edition game board.
The city occupies a magenta spot, next to Kelowna, B.C. and North Bay, Ont.
Chatham-Kent, Ont. now represents the Boardwalk spot, with Saint-Jean-Sur Richelieu, Que. capturing Park Place.
Over one million votes were cast during a six-week period earlier this year.
"We are thrilled to celebrate Canada Day with this new all-Canadian edition of the world's favorite family game brand featuring cities voted by Canadians," said Michelle Sinclair, Brand Manager of Games and Puzzles for toy and game-maker Hasbro Canada. "We hope that Canadian Monopoly fans will enjoy playing on a game board that includes an interesting mix of our cities featuring all of the dynamic cultures, sights and history of this country."
Along with the 22 property spaces, the game will include updated chance and community chest cards that highlight events and culturally relevant scenarios from Canada. It will be available in stores on June 28.

The following 22 cities earned spots on the game board. They are listed with the highest rent properties first:

- Dark Blue: Chatham-Kent, Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu
- Green: Calgary, Sarnia, Edmonton
- Yellow: Windsor, Quebec City, Trois-Rivieres
- Red: Medicine Hat, Gatineau, Shawinigan
- Orange: Kawartha Lakes, Chilliwack, Montreal
- Magenta: Kelowna, North Bay, St. John's
- Light Blue: Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver
- Brown: Beauceville, Banff