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Open data and the news

By Leslie Young It’s generally accepted among journalists that in Canada, it’s very hard to get an interesting news story out of the data that governments make available for download on their various “Open Data” sites. Quite simply, it’s usually … Continue reading

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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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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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All the single ladies (and men) – fun with census data

By Leslie Young As an addition to our census coverage, I decided to take a more lighthearted look at our Statistics Canada spreadsheets, and turn them into a Census Dating Guide. It was a lot of fun to make. It … Continue reading

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Toronto’s bees

By Leslie Young Last week, we put together a map of beeyard locations in Toronto. They’re all over downtown and the west end, which is pretty neat – people seem to be really taking up this hobby. You can read … Continue reading

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Mapping marijuana grow houses

by Patrick Cain We’ve mapped marijuana grow operations in Toronto before, but this year’s iteration is more ambitious:  – First, we took the fresh 2011 census data and our census tract boundary set, mashed that up with several years’ worth … Continue reading

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Mapping penitentiaries

by Patrick Cain Public Safety Minister Vic Toews is expected to announce announced today the closure of two federal prisons: the Leclerc Institution near Montreal and the venerable Kingston Penitentiary, which opened in 1835. Leslie and I mapped all of … Continue reading

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