Measuring Main Streets

Main Street Demographic Map

Mapping Tool

This mapping tool highlights demographic variables mapped to all arterial streets across Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations within Canada. First, select a demographic variable from the dropdown below, and then, navigate the map by clicking on a point or by using the dropdown to select a region.

Select a variable:


Select a region:

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Census Metropolitan Areas
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High Density Main Streets
Low Density Main Streets

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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