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The following table shows the biggest 15 Canadian cities in descending order, plus a few smaller cities which would also be candidates for providing MEC Hamilton shoppers. Cities in Bold face would likely supply MEC shoppers to Hamilton. Cities in italics do not currently have a MEC. You can see that Halifax and Victoria are both smaller than Hamilton but can maintain a MEC. In fact, their combined populations are barely more than Hamilton's population alone! The combined population of major centres surrounding Hamilton is over two million.
|City Rank (2006)||Population (2006)||City||Approximate Distance to nearest existing MEC||Approximate distance to MEC Hamilton||Within an hour of Hamilton?||Population serviced by MEC Hamilton|
|2||3,635,571||Montreal Central||200km (Ottawa)||No|
|3||2,116,581||Vancouver||1.6km (N. Vancouver)||No|
|3||2,116,581||North Vancouver||1.6km (Vancouver)||No|
|12||390,317||St. Catharines||110km (Toronto)||59km||Yes||390,317|
|15||330,088||Victoria||110km + ferry (Vancouver)||No|
The following map shows the surrounding regions that would be serviced by MEC Hamilton. Since MEC is a "destination store" similar to IKEA, it is likely that opening a store in Hamilton would not only attract existing members from the surrounding area, but could boost membership numbers for these regions. The shaded areas represent a 25km radius and 50km radius from downtown.
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