Toronto Public Health has released a new report entitled, The Walkable City: Neighbourhood Design and Preferences, Travel Choices and Health. This report summarizes the findings of a Residential Preferences Survey that gauges public demand for walkable versus more auto-oriented neighbourhoods, and links this information with travel choices, physical activity levels and body weight.
This is the first study of its kind in Canada. It provides unique data and findings for the City of Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The findings underline the important role that neighbourhood design plays on travel choices, physical activity and health. This original research was conducted as part of the Healthy Canada by Design collaborative project funded by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC) through the Coalitions Linking Action and Science for Prevention (CLASP) initiative.
- Full report (PDF)
- A 2-page backgrounder (PDF) provides the highlights of this report.
- A Toronto Walkability Map (PDF) is available which rates the walkability of neighbourhoods across the City.