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Wrapping Up the Year: Our Journey in 2023 

As we enter a new year, it’s a great time to reflect on the strides we’ve made in enhancing our services and engaging with our community. Our team has been buzzing with activity throughout 2023, and we’re excited to share some highlights with you.

How Fast Can You Go Places Using the TTC?

Welcome to our newest blog post, where we’re exploring a game-changer in Toronto’s public transit scene! Meet time2reach, an interactive transit map created by university student Henry Nguyen.

Open Data for Open Water Swimmers

Dive into the world of ‘Open Water Data,’ a must-have digital companion for every open water swimmer and enthusiast. Developed by Mitch Bechtel, this platform offers real-time data on water quality, temperature, and weather conditions for beaches in Toronto and around the globe.

BikeSpace – Mapping Toronto’s bike parking needs

BikeSpace is a crowdsourced web app where cyclists can anonymously report bicycle parking issues across Toronto. The application allows users to pinpoint where new and better bike parking could be added – in both private and public locations.

Towards an updated Data Quality Score in Open Data

Blog post about what is the DQS and why we’re upgrading it. Dig deep into our analysis and how we’re calculating each dataset based on the desired metrics.

When Pandemic Met Data – A Journalist’s Journey into the Open Data Portal

In this blog post: Matt Elliott, Publisher of City Hall Watcher newsletter and Toronto Star contributor, shares his experience of how the city’s Open Data Portal transformed his reporting during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Decoding Transit Delays: A Data-Driven Dive into the Toronto Transit Commission (2014-2022)

Kaviani offers a deep-dive into the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) public transportation system. His comprehensive data analytics report scrutinizes subway, streetcar, and bus delay times from 2014 to 2022.

Measuring Sound from the Bedroom Window

In this captivating blog post, Ingrid, a local resident, shares her personal journey of uncovering the impact of noise pollution on her life and her quest to better understand and quantify its effects.

Portal Analytics

The Open Data Team, known for handling vast amounts of data, was surprised to find themselves analyzing their own dataset statistics. Upon reviewing the numbers and charts, they realized they had much to learn about their portal’s performance and impact.

3 Questions…

Why reinvent the wheel? We have some frequent questions that were asked through our Reedit forum administered a few years […]

We’re back and we’ve missed you…

It’s been a minute, but we’re back ON! We’re a little older and more mature. Lots has happened in the last couple years, but I think the good news is that we’re still kicking and UBER interested in what YOU’VE been up to.

Analyzing results from the civic issues campaign survey

Background: What is the civic issue campaign? In 2019, the Open Data team launched a campaign in order to help […]