Sources for Statistics Canada Cartographic and Digital Boundary files
What are Cartographic and Digital Boundary Files?
Scholars GeoPortal (2011, 2006) Cartographic and Digital Boundary files available for download – Formats include ESRI shapefile (.shp), MapInfo TAB (.tab) etc… Access limited to TMU faculty, staff and students. View Additional Output File Formats
Statistics Canada (2011, 2006, 2001) Cartographic and Digital Boundary files available for download – Formats include ESRI shapefile (.shp) and MapInfo TAB (.tab) – Public Access
Census Boundary Files – Census Tract Level – 1981 Census
City of Toronto (and greater area) – 1961 Census of Canada census tract boundary files and attribute data
Source for Statistics Canada Census Profile Tables (1961 – 2011)
Canadian Census Analzer @ CHASS 1961 – 2011 Census Profile Tables with Census geography for Canada, provinces/territories, federal electoral districts, census divisions, census subdivions, census tracts and dissemination areas. Access limited to TMU faculty, staff and students.
Sources for Census Tract Profiles (2001 – 2011)
Note: Geospatial Map & Data Centre staff have joined Statistics Canada Census Profile Tables to Cartographic Boundary Files at the Census Tract (CT) and Dissemination Area (DA) levels for the following Census years and Geographies. Access limited to TMU faculty, staff and students.2011 Census of Canada: Census Tract Profile (mandatory short-form only)
2006 Census of Canada: Census Tract Profile – ESRI shapefile (.shp) format: Toronto CMA
2001 Census of Canada: Census Tract Profiles – ESRI shapefile (.shp) format: Toronto CMA, Hamilton CMA, Kitchener CMA, Moncton CMA, Oshawa CMA, Quebec CMA, Regina CMA, Saskatoon CMA, St. John’s CMA, Thunder Bay CMA, Vancouver CMA, Winnipeg CMA, Windsor CMA
2001 Census of Canada: Dissemination Area Profiles: ESRI shapefile (.shp) and MapInfo TAB (.tab) formats: Canada, Toronto CMA
Simply Map Canada (featuring 2011 CensusPlus)
As an alternative to Statistics Canada boundary files and profile tables, download tabular and GIS (ESRI shapefile format) data produced by Environics Analytics including CensusPlus (formerly the Adjusted Census) Data (2011 (now available), 2006, and 2001), Demographic Estimates and Projections (2010-2108), Daytime Population data, Household Expenditure Potential, and Business & Retail Points of Interest.
Useful Downloads related to Census Analysis
City of Toronto Wards and 2006 Census Tracts is a link to a Microsoft Excel file that lists all 44 City of Toronto wards and the 2006 census tracts that are within them. There is a second Excel sheet in this file that lists each 2006 census tract individually and which City of Toronto ward it can be found in.