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were richer than we think


with one BIG caveat

Jennifer Keesmaat
Chief Planner & Executive Director
City Planning Division
City of Toronto
@jen_keesmaat

canada is a suburban nation


100%

Distribution of Population in Major Canadian CMAs (2011)


6%

3%

67%

72%

4%

5%
13%

11%

65%

66%

90%
80%

Share of population

70%
60%

72%
80%

Exurbs
Auto Suburbs

50%

Transit Suburbs
40%

Active Core

30%
20%
10%

12%

16%

14%

14%

11%

12%

11%

11%

12%

11%

13%

Toronto

Montreal

Ottawa

Edmonton

Calgary

3%

0%
Vancouver

Source: Dr. David Gordon, Queens University

toronto is a suburban city


Were Richer than We Think*
*with one big caveat
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Exurbs

Active
Core
Auto
Suburbs

Transit
Suburbs

Barcelona

Atlanta

Population:

Population:

5.33 million

5.25 million

Built area:

Built area:

162 km2

4,280 km2

Carbon emissions
(tonnes CO2 per
person, public and
private transport)

Carbon emissions
(tonnes CO2 per
person, public and
private transport)

0.7 tonnes CO2

7.5 tonnes CO2

integrated transit infrastructure

transforming our schools as community hubs

taking advantage of our ravine network

turning arterials into complete streets

turning arterials into complete streets

turning arterials into complete streets

Jennifer Keesmaat
Chief Planner & Executive Director
City Planning Division
City of Toronto
@jen_keesmaat