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.

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.

Data Stories

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.

Tools & Training

3 Questions…

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

What the @#%! is a Shapefile?

A beginner’s guide to common and not-so-common open data file formats!

Video & Multimedia

Explaining Open Data in Toronto

What is open data? How does the City of Toronto use it to improve decision-making? Learn about what open data is and how anyone, anywhere can use it to improve life in Toronto in this short animated video.

Civic Issues

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 […]

Powering open data with civic issues

In a city run by data (petabytes of it!), how do dataset requests get prioritized? Reham Youssef from the open data team discusses exciting changes coming soon to the way open data releases are prioritized, inspired by important civic issues.