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Why you'd want to live in Sidney

Sidney's unique quality of life is enhanced by a full range of services, along with a plethora of restaurants/cafes and a diverse selection of boutique-style shops. Together, local businesses put the Town on the map as a charming shopping destination. The famous Sidney Street Market, which operates every Thursday evening from early June until the end of August, attracts up to 5000 people per night, with 150 vendors and a vibrant atmosphere of music, food and community spirit. Throughout the year, the Sidney Event Advisory Group (SEAG) organizes a vibrant calendar of community events that cater to all age groups. Since its inception in 2013, SEAG has generated an estimated 10 million dollars in economic value to the community. Sidney offers a thriving arts community, with attractions that include several art galleries, an annual Literary Festival, a plethora of local and world class entertainment at the Mary Winspear Centre, and popular events organized by ArtSea Community Arts Council. Local music schools include the Peninsula Academy of Music and Sidney Community Music School, while the McTavish Academy of Art offers classes in dance, visual arts, yoga, literature and music to all ages. Sidney's mild climate is a major draw for residents and tourists alike. Average daytime temperatures fluctuate between 22.4 degrees Celsius in the warmest months and 7.6 degrees Celsius in winter. Even during the darkest month of December, Sidney enjoys enough sunshine hours and warmth to keep the grass green and seasonal flowers in bloom. via sidney.ca