The Toronto’s Vital Signs® Report is a collaborative effort led by Toronto Foundation. We specially thank George Brown College, our lead research partner, and our Fundholders and Donors who support this aspect of our city building work. Our special thanks is also extended to Community Foundations of Canada, which co-ordinates the national and international replication of Vital Signs.


In addition, Toronto Foundation thanks the individuals, institutions, and organizations who provide information, statistics, and advice for the Toronto’s Vital Signs® Report, including:

* Advisory Group


Denise Arsenault*

Masooma Amarsi

Ivana Anusic

Yvonne Bambrick

Magda Barrera

Paul Bedford*

Matt Bentley

Hillary Best

Rahul Bhardwaj*

Livia Bizikova

Shauna Brail*

Mariana Catz*

David Cameron

Monica Campbell

Hilary Caton

Maxine Chan

Margo Charlton

Liz Corson

Simone Dalton

Viola Dessanti

Suzanne Dwyer*

Lisa Ferguson*

Paul Fleiszer

Stephen Gaetz

Nadien Godkewitsch*

Rick Goldsmith*

Ilja Green*

Joe Greenwood*

Sally Han

Jacqueline Hayward Gulati

Marc Hollin

Julia Howell*

David Hulchanski

Roger Keil*

Emma Jenkin

Annie Kidder

Sara Krynitzki*

Julia Langer

Claude Lauzière

Trudy Ledsham

Daniel Liadsky

Cindy Lindsay

Harvey Low

Robert Luke*

Claire Major

Nikki Mann

Sean Marshall

Richard Matern

Patricia McCarney*

Andrew McConnachie

Kwame McKenzie

Nuala Meagher

James Meers

Chris Michael

Rosalyn Morrison (Chair)*

Julia Moulden*

Vicki Ollers

James Patava

Bob Ramsay

Lee Rose

Michael Salem*

Anthony Sargent

Aydin Sarrafzadeh

Beth Savan

Ankita Singh

Konrad Skorupa

John Stapleton

Jini Stolk

Nancy Smith-Lea

Jacqui Strachan

Andre Vallillee

Kaitlin Wainwright

Linda Weichel

Thorben Wieditz

Ted Wong

Elizabeth Wong

Stevie Yap

Elena Zeppieri



Alliance for a Poverty-Free Toronto

Angus Reid

Atkinson Foundation

Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic

Black Lives Matter



Campaign 2000

Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation

Canada’s 100 Best

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Canadian Index of Wellbeing

CBC News


Centre for Research on Inner City Health

CERIS – The Ontario Metropolis Centre

Children’s Aid Society of Toronto

Christie’s International Real Estate

City of Markham

City of Toronto:

Affordable Housing Office

Children’s Services

City Clerk’s Office

City Manager’s Office

Community Development and Recreation Committee

Corporate Finance

Cultural Services

Economic Development and Culture

Election Services

Film and Television Office

Finance & Administration Communications

Medical Officer of Health

Office of the Mayor

Parks and Environment Committee

Parks, Forestry and Recreation

Pedestrian and Cycling

Planning Division

Shelter, Support and Housing Administration

Social Development, Finance and Administration

Solid Waste Management Services

Strategic and Corporate Policy

Toronto Food Policy Council

Toronto Public Health

Toronto Transit Commission

Toronto Water

Traffic Safety Unit

Transportation Services

Urban Forestry Services

Waterfront Toronto

Wellbeing Toronto



Clean Air Partnership

Colleges Ontario

Community Foundations of Canada

Covenant House


CTV News


Cushman & Wakefield

Cycle Toronto

Daily Bread Food Bank

Daily Xtra

David Suzuki Foundation



Downtown Yonge BIA

Elections Canada


Environics Institute for Survey Research


Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Financial Post

FoodShare Toronto

Forum Research Inc.

Friends of the Pan Am Path

George Brown College (Lead Research Partner)

Global News

GO Transit

Government of Canada:

Global Affairs Canada

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Ministry of Attorney General

Statistics Canada

Government of Ontario:

Office of the Premier

Ministry of Education

Ministry of Finance

Ministry of Labour

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Ministry of Transportation

Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition

Heritage Toronto

Homeless Hub

Hot Docs

Housing Connections

Huffington Post

International Institute for Sustainable Development (National Research Partner)

International Standards Organization

Ipsos Reid

Jewish Family and Child


Lake Ontario Waterkeeper

Lifeline Syria

Linked In

Luminato Festival

MaRS Discovery District

Metcalf Foundation

Metro News

Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic


Money Sense

Mowat Centre

National Post

OCAD University

Office of the Auditor General of Ontario

Ontario Living Wage Network

Ontario Long Term Care Association

Ontario Trillium Foundation

Parkdale-Liberty Villager

Pembina Institute

People for Education

Poverty and Employment Precarity in Southern Ontario (PEPSO)



Rockefeller Foundation

Ryerson University

Social Planning Toronto

Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Spacing Magazine

St. Michael’s Hospital

Centre for Research on Inner City Health


TD Economics

The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness

The Economist

Intelligence Unit

The 10and3

The Globe and Mail

The Guardian

The Homeless Hub

Times Higher Education

TomTom International

Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games

Toronto Arts Council

Toronto Arts Foundation

Toronto Catholic District School Board

Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT)

Toronto Community Housing Corporation

Toronto District School Board

Toronto Environmental Alliance

Toronto Food Policy Council

Toronto Hydro Corporation

Toronto Pearson

Toronto Police Service

Toronto Public Library

Toronto Real Estate Board

Toronto Region Board of Trade

Toronto Star

Toronto Sun

Toronto Workforce Innovation Group


Tourism Toronto

United Nations

Economic and Social Affairs

United Way Toronto and York Region

University of Toronto:

Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance

Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership

Martin Prosperity Institute

Munk School of Global Affairs

Urban Worker Project

Walk Score

Wellesley Institute

World Council on City Data


York University

City Institute

Z/Yen Group



Producing Toronto’s Vital Signs® Report would not have been possible without the staff team at Toronto Foundation:


Britt Adams-Lowe

Denise Arsenault

Sharon Avery

Anne Brayley

Sarah Chiddy

Ann Clark

Tyler Demers

Nadien Godkewitsch

Aneil Gokhale

Miranda Hassell

Julia Howell

Torey Kehoe

Sara Krynitzki

Nicole Lilauwala

Theresa Malley

Rosalyn Morrison

Natasha Petzold (Intern)

Tory Robertson

Michael Salem

Ankita Singh (Intern)

Marya Syed

Georgy Thomas

Tony Wu (Intern)