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Neighbourhood Improvement Areas

Neighbourhood Improvement Areas are specially-selected and designated neighbourhoods in the City of Toronto found to have inequities on several indicators of well-being. Currently 31 out of 140 neighbourhoods are designated as NIAs as part of the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods 2020 (TSNS2020) project. This dataset superceded the previous 13 Priority Areas in April 2014. For further details please read the technical documentation found in the download package or visit For a link to the older 13 Priority Areas used between 2005 and 2013, go here: Priority Investment Neighbourhoods


Dataset is based on Statistics Canada's 2011 Census Tracts, as found in the Census Dictionary and Reference Geography Maps. Area of coverage is the city of Toronto only. Dataset is based on Centreline dataset. This dataset works best with datasets with the same projection.

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