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New game tests your knowledge of Toronto neighbourhoods

Posted by Robyn Urback / February 26, 2013

Click That HoodPut your Toronto knowledge and Internet browser to the test! Unless you're using some sort of antiquated version of Internet Explorer, you can play a new online game that measures just how well you know the neighbourhoods in your city.

Code for America has just unveiled Click that 'Hood Toronto, a game that challenges players to identify various Toronto neighbourhoods off a map. The simple version of the game offers the names of 20 random neighbourhoods and ask challengers to geographically identify them in the shortest among of time. Indeed, you're not a true Torontonian unless you can find Rockcliffe-Smyth, Blake Jones, or L'Amoreaux on a city map.

If you really want a challenge (or prolonged procrastination tool), you can try out the full game, which calls for identifying all 139 neighbourhoods. Similar games have already popped up for cities such as Atlanta, Miami, Zurich, and Vancouver.

Discussion

11 Comments

Elvis / February 26, 2013 at 11:44 am
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Game would be better if the actually names didn't popup or the neighbourhoods weren't already highlighted.
Don't Believe Me replying to a comment from Elvis / February 26, 2013 at 01:30 pm
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It's about speed, if you know where a neighbourhood is then the names don't matter.
Vic / February 26, 2013 at 02:00 pm
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It uses the crappy City of Toronto defined neighbourhood names. Nobody in the world, other than maybe a handful of City of Toronto bureaucrats, would ever say, "Meet me in Dovercourt-Wallace-Emerson-Junction!"
mike / February 26, 2013 at 02:41 pm
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but they would say "meet me in wallace emerson" or "dovercourt park/ dovercourt village", which are essentially the same thing as wallace emerson.
Peanut Gallery / February 26, 2013 at 04:29 pm
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I only got the ones south of Bloor *shrug*
f12 / February 26, 2013 at 08:04 pm
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ComplainTO at it again.

Decent game, thanks for posting.
scottd replying to a comment from Vic / February 26, 2013 at 08:07 pm
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Please can we move on from Dovercourt-Wallace-Emerson-Junction, no real people in the real world use that phrase.
junctionist / February 26, 2013 at 11:26 pm
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It could use a high score feature.
Nadine Fieldsman replying to a comment from Vic / May 14, 2013 at 03:21 am
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Wow why are people always in attack mode these days. The comments page has become like a hateful middle school.Someone was kind enough to post a game for Torontonians to enjoy. Try it and like it or not like it. Offer kind suggestions and encouragement. Don't reduce your intelligence by calling it crappy and insulting the person who posted game.
Someone did US a kindness. They took the time to create a game.
Why does that call for hatefulness.
Now I know why they make something called comment block for web browsers.
The internet has become a cesspool of insults hidden behind keyboards. It is pitiful.
Suki / May 14, 2013 at 03:31 am
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Here is a link to the Toronto crime statistics map.
This is 2011.
as you can plainly see the map names are the same as the names in the game.
Sooooooo suck it Vic.
Suki / May 14, 2013 at 03:31 am
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http://www.cbc.ca/toronto/features/crimemap/

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