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Spatial Data

Availability of spatial (vector) map data for Canadian census geography in the University of Toronto Map & Data Library 

 

2011

also avail in scholars geoportal

2006

also avail in scholars geoportal

2001

also avail in scholars geoportal

1996

(new! converted to shapefile)

1991

(new! converted to shapefile)

1986 1981 1971 1851-1961 1871

Census agricultural regions

(CAR)

X   X

X

  X        

Census consolidated subdivisions

(CCS)

X X X

X

X X        

Census divisions

(CD)

X X X X X X X X GEORIA

All Canada

Québec

Ontario

Maritime

[ATLAS*GIS format]

Census division

ecumene files (ECU)

X X X   X          

Census subdivisions

(CSD)

X X X X X X X    

All Canada

Québec

Ontario

Maritimes

[ATLAS*GIS format]

Census metropolitan areas/

census agglomerations

(CMA/CA)

X X X X X   X      

Census tracts

(CT)

X X (Urban only) (Urban only) (Urban only) (Urban only) X X    

Designated places

(DPL)

X X X X            

Dissemination areas (DA)/

Enumeration areas

(EA)

  X X X X Toronto only

Chicoutimi-Jonquière only

     
Dissemination blocks (DB) X X X X            

Economic regions

(ER)

X X X              

Federal electoral districts

(FED)

X 2003 R.O. @GeoGratis

2003 R.O.

@MDL
@GeoGratis

1996 R.O.

@MDL
@GeoGratis

1996 R.O. 1987 R.O.

1987 R.O. 1987 R.O. 1976 R.O. 1976 R.O.      

Forward sortation areas

(FSA)

X X X X   (Urban only)        

Provinces & territories

(PROV)

X X X X X X X      

Urban areas

(UA)

  X   X X          

Rivers, lakes, etc.

Internal & external boundaries

X X X              

R.O. means 'Representation Order'. E.g. 1987 Representation Order versus 1996 Representation Order".