Author Archives: Leslie Young

About Leslie Young

A budding data and database geek, I try to turn numbers into stories. I've been with Global News since the spring of 2011. Find me on Twitter @leslieyoung

Graphic Monday: Bankruptcy maps

By: Leslie Young In today’s Graphic Monday, we take a look at bankruptcy data from across Canada. It seems that the Prairies have a much lower rate of bankruptcy than other parts of Canada, which is interesting.  I would have … Continue reading

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Graphic Monday

By Leslie Young We’ve decided to start a new weekly feature on GlobalNews.ca : Graphic Mondays. Every Monday, we will add a new graphic or interactive map (or something we haven’t even thought of yet!) on a different topic. There’s lots … Continue reading

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How we built the Gardiner map

By Leslie Young (crossposted from GlobalToronto.com) Building our interactive map of the Gardiner Expressway was a long process. It started with an idea, of course. After hearing so many reports of concrete falling from the Gardiner during the summer of … Continue reading

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Flood risk in the GTA

Hurricane Sandy motivated us to move a project that’s been lurking around for over a year to the front burner: mapping areas that would be at risk of flooding in a similar extreme storm in the GTA. The most obvious … Continue reading

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The fall time change accident spike

There were two stories on Global Toronto last night that came from a digital-to-TV news flow. The first was a look at the pedestrian accident spike that follows the fall time change– 10 years of Toronto collision data shows that … Continue reading

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Crayon Box Nation

by Patrick Cain About five years ago, when I was working at the Star, someone in the graphics department had the idea of mapping the GTA’s census tracts by the top language other than English, based on the 2006 census. … Continue reading

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Open data: Transport Canada vehicle recalls

by Leslie Young There’s a new addition to the federal government’s data.gc.ca portal: vehicle recalls from Transport Canada. This is a dataset I had filed an Access to Information request for a while ago (see the interactive app I built … Continue reading

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