Uber ranks London best party city in Canada

Based on data from Uber Canada, London has ranked as the number one city for partying in Canada.

Uber Canada has released the results of its annual Nightlife Index, which shows Canadian Uber activity in the wee hours of the morning. This Nightlife Index comes from Uber Rides and Uber Eats data. The American transportation company has determined that London is the most party-loving city in the country for the second year in a row, ahead of Toronto and Vancouver. To reach this conclusion, Uber measures the volume of rides between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. based on the number of passengers in each city.

Uber’s Top 10 Partying Cities in Canada:

1. London

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2. Toronto

3. Winnipeg

4. Halifax

5. Kitchener-Waterloo

6. Regina

7. Edmonton

8. Vancouver

9. Ottawa

10. Kingston

“London’s known as a party city because of Fanshawe and Western, and it’s like a tsunami or a tidal wave of students in the city, especially during the summer,” said the Events and Engagement Supervisor for the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU), Aaron McMillan. “That’s probably why many of the Uber numbers are going up. More people are staying here, and our population numbers are increasing.”

The FSU Finance Coordinator, Kara D’Arcangelo, agreed with McMillan and suggested a place in London’s downtown.

“My favourite spot is Joe Kool’s. Great layout. If you get bored in one room, you can change to go to the back, and it’s a different atmosphere, so I love Joe Kool’s,” said D’Arcangelo.

Another trendy club in London is Molly Bloom’s. FSU president, Stephin Sathya, explained why it’s his personal favourite.

“Great atmosphere, and the food is great too,” Sathya added, “And if you like karaoke, watching people sing their hearts out, go on Sunday night.”

However, some students disagree with this classification because, according to London Transit Commission (LTC) schedules, buses only run until 1:30 a.m., so many take an Uber to get home after a night out because they have no other choice. Plus, as McMillan explained, partying in London will look different to everyone.

“It’s about all who you know, and how it’s your networking, so you need to look at particular places. For instance, you need to follow Downtown London on Instagram. You must follow the City of London on Facebook and Instagram. Social media platforms are the key, and they will tell you many events are happening downtown,” he said.

Uber Canada’s 2023 Nightlight Index results also show that London is the fourth most requested city on Uber Eats between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m.

The cities that order the most Uber Eats deliveries between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m.:

1. Windsor

2. Kingston

3. Niagara Region

4. London

5. Kitchener-Waterloo

6. Thunder Bay

7. Winnipeg

8. Saskatoon

9. Sault St. Marie

10. Toronto

This year’s results also show that the best days to go out are New Year’s and St. Patrick’s Day, and the most requested products to cure a hangover (based on the volume of orders between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays) were coffee, hash browns, and bagels.