Retail kink makes Calgary ‘sexiest city’ in Canada

Consumer spending not the only thing rising in Alberta, where Calgary is notable for a shopping preference

Western Investor
February 5, 2021

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Calgary has been ranked the sexiest cities in Canada in the ninth annual survey by Pink Cherry, usurping Vancouver, which fell from No.1 place last year to 16th this time, a substantial slip in sexiness.

Vancouver was less sexy than – gulp – Kitchener and just ahead of 17th place Markham, also in Ontario, but smaller B.C. cities took the top six rankings among the 10 sexist towns in the country.

The annual survey is based on the sales of couples' gifts for “playtime together” according to Pink Cherry, a major online purveyor of adult sex toys and lingerie products, in selected towns and cities.

Calgary has shared in Alberta’s 7.5 per cent increase in retail spending over the past year, according to the latest Stats Canada data, and, apparently, not all the shopping is for oil and gas.

While Calgary landed in the No. 1 spot, Surrey, B.C.'s highest-ranking sexy city, was second. Edmonton followed in third, with the nation's capital, Ottawa, in fourth. Winnipeg rounded out the sexiest top five.

Pink Cherry said it scanned all of the cities and towns with over 50,000 people, "even though some smaller towns got plenty of love," and, the company says, the results were "telling."

Colwood, B.C. was named the sexiest smaller town in Canada with its No. 1 ranking. Five other B.C. towns – Courtenay, Prince Rupert, Fort St. John, Williams Lake and Sidney, all placed in the top six.

The report authors note that pandemic lockdown measures across Canada over the past year encouraged people to dream "of ways to keep things hot and heavy at home." 

"Over the last year we have seen a significant rise in new customers visiting Pink Cherry," explains CEO Daniel Freedman. "People have been focused on their overall wellbeing, and sexual health plays a large role in that."

In addition to the sexiest cities, Pink Cherry also lists the top sex products and toys of each city from the top selling brands. But we won’t get into that.


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