South Parkdale is the community you encounter when you travel past Mimico’s eastern neighbourhood boundary

[Update: East of the eastern boundary of Mimico is Parkdale, as I understand. End of Update]


Elsewhere I’ve discussed conversations about where Mimico’s eastern boundary is located.

The following information is from the Social Research & Analysis Unit (SPAR), Social Development Finance & Administration Division, City of Toronto:

Information regarding Toronto’s neighbourhoods can be found on at the City of Toronto website, including at the neighbourhood profiles.

You can also find useful information in the City of Toronto’s interactive online mapping tool, Wellbeing Toronto.

An email from SPAR highlights the following explanatory details:

For planning purposes, the neighbourhood east of the neighbourhood of Mimico is designated as South Parkdale.  Please note, however, that the neighbourhood boundaries we use are developed using a specific criteria and are not intended to be a statement or judgment about where a “neighbourhood” starts or ends.  Specifically, 7 criteria were used to define neighbourhood boundaries:

1. Originally based on an Urban Development Services Residential Communities map, based on planning areas in former municipalities, and existing Public Health neighbourhood planning areas;

2. No neighbourhood be comprised of a single census tract;

3. Minimum neighbourhood population of at least 7,000 to 10,000;

4. Where census tracts were combined to meet criteria 2 or 3 above, they were joined with the most similar adjacent area according to the percentage of the population living in low income households;

5. Respecting existing boundaries such as service boundaries of community agencies, natural boundaries (rivers), and man-made boundaries (streets, highways, etc.);

6. Maintaining neighbourhood areas small enough for service organizations to combine them to fit within their service area; and

7. The final number of neighbourhood areas be “manageable” for the purposes of data presentation and reporting.

See our neighbourhood profiles page for more information on how boundaries are developed.



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