Poverty by Postal Code
The number of poor Toronto neighbourhoods is rising at a rapid rate.
In the past two decades, Toronto has changed dramatically and not all for the good. The income gap is widening and neighbourhood poverty has intensified. As the numbers of high poverty neighbourhoods increase—especially in the inner suburbs—everyone’s quality of life suffers.
United Way Toronto explored the changing geography of neighbourhood poverty in Poverty by Postal Code. Poverty by Postal Code encourages public debate and action—the first steps in preserving Toronto as one of the best places in the world to live.
See maps of the changing geography of neighbourhood poverty over the last 20 years.