For this issue our “electronic brains”, as computers were once called, were programmed to look at the city of Toronto and its province. Published exclusively for The Plan, our computer-generated maps have provided “practically automatic” answers to the questions we asked about this, one of the most interesting - and certainly the most cosmopolitan - cities in Canada.
As is custom, the first of the five maps illustrates population distribution. It is the key to the other four showing respectively, the geography, service provision, public transport and natural vegetation of the area.
The population map shows even distribution throughout the metropolitan area, with peak density in downtown Toronto.
Surveys of population density changes over the last few years show the constant population growth to be concentrated especially in the...