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April 2022 Canada Trend Report

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Greg Park

Greg Park

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Published on April 01, 2022
  • The percentage of Vancouverites wearing shorts is up 46.00% for the month of April.
  • The average Canadian is projected to spend just $65.62 on food delivery this month, down from $75.60 in March.
  • The average conversation in B.C. contained 3.41 apologies, compared to Ontario’s 1.72.

For the first time, brings you a very special Canada-wide Trend Report. This month, we’re breaking down the most pressing rental-related statistics from across the country – going beyond our usual data to give a sense of what really matters to renters and landlords across the country.

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Let’s take a look now at the latest data from across the country to see what’s really going on in Canada’s rental scene.

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Amount spend on food delivery

Following a busy winter for Canada’s food delivery services, Canadians have scaled back their spending on delivery meals this month. This April, the average Canadian is projected to spend just $65.62 on food delivery – that’s only about three sub sandwiches per person after fees and delivery charges, and nearly a third of January’s highs. Whether this decline is precipitated by gradually loosening restrictions on dining and social gatherings is still unclear, but we’ll be keeping an eye on the trends as they develop.

amount spent on food delivery per person part of's parody trend report for Canada April 2022

Change in seasonal attire

This chart breaks down the percentage change in warm-weather and cold-weather clothing items across Canada’s major cities.

percentage change in seasonal attire part of's parody trend report for Canada April 2022

Shorts trends

The percentage of residents wearing shorts spiked in Vancouver this month as temperatures warmed on the West Coast – to the tune of a 46.00% increase. Toronto, on the other hand, isn’t quite ready to embrace summer yet as snow continues to fall across the GTA. We saw a short-lived spike of brave Ontarians trying their best to bare their legs last month, but April’s chilly temperatures have nipped that notion in the bud – shorts are down -31.46% this month. Over in Montreal, the percentage of shorts being worn hasn’t changed much as residents have grown used to leaving the house in pants, shorts are down just -0.67% in the city.

Winter coat trends

In Vancouver, winter coats are officially on their way out as optimistic British Columbians swap their jackets for t-shirts and their bobsleds for beers in the park. Toronto’s cold snap has seen an additional 6.89% of residents put their warm layers back on. In Montreal, winter coats are up a further 14.32% this month.

Average apologies

Canadians averaged 2.65 apologies per conversation for the month of April, with numbers varying across provinces. British Columbia had the most apologetic residents this month with a huge 3.41 apologies per conversation. Ontario surprisingly had the least apologies per conversation, with just 1.72.

average apologies per conversation part of's parody trend report for Canada April 2022

Income-to-avocado toast ratio

We’ve crunched the numbers, and it looks like the reports are right: Canadians are spending a huge portion of their monthly income on avocado toast. In fact, avocado toast accounted for 35.64% of the average Canadian’s spending this month, with just 65.36% of their income devoted to rent, bills, groceries, and other spending.

percentage of income spent on avocado toast part of's parody trend report for Canada April 2022

Work-from-home demographics

The majority of Canadians continue to work remotely at least some of the time, with a combined 51.50% still enjoying the comforts of home. Workplaces are continuing to open en masse though, with 48.50% of employees now working in person.

Coincidentally, we also found that 30.00% of Canadians are fed up with screaming children in their neighbourhood, and 100% of Canadians working in offices wish they could still wear sweatpants to meetings.

work-from-home demographics part of's parody trend report for Canada April 2022

Pet-friendly offices

pet-friendly offices part of's parody trend report for Canada April 2022

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