We are a portal to an extensive array of searchable resources that will assist you in researching issues related to immigration, ethnic diversity, ministry and demographics. If you’d like to do research on Toronto in the area of demographics the best place to start is with Canadian Census data. Statistics Canada has demographic information down to the census tract level for every neighbourhood in Canada. It provides information for community profiles and a great deal of information about immigration.
- General information on immigrating to Canada and to research articles and statistics related to Canada's immigration policies
- 2006 census report on immigration
- Concise profiles of the people from many different cultures moving into and living in Canada.
The City of Toronto website has a great deal of information on their demographics page. A new initiative called Wellbeing Toronto collates all the available indicators for each neighbourhood on an interactive map. If you like maps and demographic information this site is a gold mine. Some of the data to be mapped data is already available, in less friendly formats, through the City’s 140 neighbourhood profiles, 44 ward profiles, the Community Social Data Strategy, through an open data warehouse called OpenTO, and TO iMapit. The Wellbeing Toronto Index will enable users to identify key populations groups or services of interest and then produce a user-friendly map of the data.
A number of other websites that would be helpful in doing urban research are listed below.
- Strong Neighbourhoods Task Force
- Centre for Urban and Community Studies
- Toronto Community Foundation which produces the annual Toronto Vital Signs report.
- The Canadian Urban Institute