Lucy Park

Toronto Neighbourhood Equity Score

Infographic that looks at the relationship between Average Household Income and Neighbourhood Equity Score of fifteen Toronto neighbourhoods.

Toronto Neighbourhoods Mock-Up

Through this project, I was able to learn more about my own community, Toronto. Although "Toronto" seems strictly bound to the Downtown area, it extends far as Etobicoke and Scarborough.

As I approached this project and looked through the data, I was able to realize that there was an interesting similarity between the demographics of two neighbourhoods, Forest Hill South and Etobicoke West Mall, and how there was a big difference in the Neighbourhood Equity Score.

Neighbourhood Equity Score is a scoring system for all 140 Toronto's neighbourhoods which acts as a guideline for city officials to decide which neighbourhoods are in need of funding. They base their scoring on different criterias that determine the "living quality" of that area. More information about it can be found here.


Throughout the research and sketch process, I thought about what sets of information will be relevant and useful in creating a narrative. In the end, I chose to compare the Average Household Income and Neighbourhood Equity Score, alongside supplying the viewerwith other information such as the number of population, population growth projection, and geographical location of the neighbourhoods from east to west.