Measuring Main Streets

Housing Dot Density Map

Mapping Tool

This choropleth dot mapping tool highlights housing built in Canada over the course of the past 60 years, divided into 4 periods: pre 1960, 1961 to 1980, 1981 to 2000, and 2001 to 2023. Each dot represents 50 houses. It is important to note that in a dot density map, while the dots are used to represent data points, they don't directly indicate the exact locations of the data points themselves, rather, they are spread out randomly within an area, in order to give a visual impression of the density or distribution of the data across a geographic region.

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1 dot = 50 housing units

The Measuring Main Streets platfrom (part of the Research Knowledge Initiative program from Housing, Infrastructure and Communities Canada) was developed by the Canadian Urban Institute in partnership with Environics Analytics and Open North.

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