Forget the American cities... tell us more about Canadian cities! JK
Where is the equivalent of Silicon Valley in Canada?
Ottawa has a very strong corporate IT market ... Nortel, Cisco, ATI, IBM, Novell ... IT in suits, basically.
Vancouver has a very strong developer IT market ... lots of game companies have studios there, for instance, and there are lots of start-ups that pop up in that area.
Halifax is a largely a support market, but some game studios are here and big corps are starting to look at Halifax as a cheap place to put a bunch of developers in a room.
How do Edmonton, Calgary, Quebec and Montreal compare to the cities you listed?
Edmonton and Calgary have strong IT markets .. largely supporting the huge oil industry and banking. Montreal was once a great IT market, but the federal gov fucked them over by offering very cheap real-estate in Ottawa with tax incentives ... ATI and Corel are just two of the companies that moved to Ottawa from Montreal around the turn of the century.