DIG IN: Neighbourhood people

The City of Toronto’s Social Indicators and Priority Areas study prepared in connection with the new City of Toronto Plan focuses on indicators of risk, or social vulnerability. The study identified this portion of the City as being in the second highest quartile of socio-economic vulnerability. Having regard to indicators such as low income, unemployment, social assistance, tenant households, lone-parent families, education less than grade 9 and tenant households spending 50% or more income on shelter costs.

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Almost 50% of Toronto's population was born outside Canada.

Half of new immigrants coming to Canada make Toronto their home.

Landsdowne Dupont neighbourhood is an especially rich with a diverse number of New Canadian. It is home to a large number of Portuguese speaking people as well Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, East Indian, African, middle eastern and eastern European.

For adults in many homes Engish is a second lauguage

The average family income is $40, 015

Low income households, 32%

Percentage of 15 yrs.+ without secondary school certificate, 55%

Percentage of non-citizens, 28%

Above data about the neighbourhood taken from the 1996 Census. Compiled by CONC

Riding charactisetics from Stats Can

- Smallest riding in size of all Ontario ridings - population
- Little population growth in the past decade
- Current residents who moved in since 1996 (42.6%)
- Low household income and roughly half of all residents are
- Language groups - English (36.1%), Portuguese (28%). Italian
(9.1%), Chinese (5.7%), Spanish (5.2%)

Above data the Toronto Star, September 2003

Also it's a young riding - more than 1/2 were born after the "baby boom"
- one in five families are single parents (alomst 30% greater than
the Canadian average)