young adults map toronto

Where do young adults live in Toronto?

If you asked the average person where young adults live in Toronto, they'd probably answer "downtown." This, as it turns out, is a fairly accurate (if overly general) answer. Researchers at the University of Waterloo's School of Planning have put together a fascinating web resource called the Generationed City, which examines the demographic makeup of urban centres with a particular focus on young people.

The map above (larger view here) is just one of a series that tracks where people between 25-34 live in cities across North America. The view of Toronto is intriguing. While young adults tend to cling to the subway line and to prefer the part of the city that's south of Bloor, there are a few exceptions and perhaps even a few surprises.

For one, it's quite easy to pick out Toronto's university and college campuses, which stick out like a sore thumb in some suburban areas. York and U of T's Scarborough and Mississauga campuses are easy to spot, as well as Seneca's Newnham campus and Humber College. Perhaps more interesting is the obvious western bias on display (which surely explains the results of our best of Toronto lists). I guess 20 somethings just ain't really into the Beaches.


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