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 the 97 Vital Toronto Fund 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 more than 300 individuals, institutions, and organizations who provide information, statistics, and advice for the Toronto’s Vital Signs® Report, including:

* Advisory Group


Lyndsey Adams

Masooma Amarsi

Laurie Ashby

Lauren Baker

Kyle Baptista

Paul Bedford*

Vassiliki Bednar

Matt Bentley

Rahul Bhardwaj*

Gillian Booth

Erin Boudreau

Mike Brady

Rupen Brahmbhatt

Shauna Brail*

Marcy Burchfield

David Cameron

James Chan*

Margo Charlton

Steven Clow

Kara Collins

Isaac Coplan

Liz Corson

Charles H. Davis

Kim Dayman

Adrienne De Francesco

Blair Dimock*

Suzanne Dwyer (GBC Lead Researcher)*

Lisa Ferguson (Lead, Writing Team)*

Ben Freeman

Stephen Gaetz

Kelly Gallagher-Mackay

Nadien Godkewitsch*

Rick Goldsmith*

Ilja Green*

Jennifer Green

Joe Greenwood

Daniel Hamlin

Sally Han

Jane Hilderman

Kelly Hill

Leanne Holt

David Hulchanski

Roger Keil*

Gracia Dyer Jalea

Steve Johnston

Annie Kidder

Marianne Kingsley

Sara Krynitzki*

Julia Langer

Daniel Liadsky

Julia Lo

Beth Lorimer

Harvey Low

Robert Luke*

Richard Maaranen

Ellen MacLean

Keisha Mair

Romina Mari

Sean Marshall

Patricia McCarney*

Andrew McConnachie

Ken McGuffin

Nuala Meagher

James Meers

Tanzeel Merchant*

Jo Michaels

Alex Morosovskiy

Rosalyn Morrison (Chair)*

Keith Neuman*

Kim Nguyen

Christina Palassio

Christopher Pandolfi

James Patava

Mahesh Patel

Mary Pickering

Ann Rosenfield

Michael Salem*

Jordan Scantlebury

Michael Shapcott

Konrad Skorupa

Jo Snyder

John Stapleton

Heather Steel

Andrew Stephen

Jacqui Strachan

Valerie Tarasuk

Lorne Turner (fondly remembered)

Lisa Wolf

Ted Wong

Nick Yeo

Linda Yuval

5 Gyres Institute

Access Alliance

ACCES Employment

Action Canada

Alliance Against Modern Slavery

Alliance for a Poverty-Free Toronto




Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic



BOOST for Kids

Business Wire

Campaign 2000

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis (CANCEA)

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Canadian Council on Social Development

Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute

Canadian Homeless Research Network

Canadian Index of Wellbeing

Canadian International Television Festival

Canadian Roots Exchange

Canadian Screen Awards

Canadian Training Institute

Canadian Urban Institute

Canadian Urban Transit Association

CBRE Canada

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Centre for Research on Inner City Health

Centre for Social Innovation

CERIS – The Ontario Metropolis Centre

Charlie’s Free Wheels

Child Development Institute

Children’s Aid Society of Toronto

Christie’s International Real Estate


Citizens for Public Justice

City Lab

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

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 Water

Traffic Safety Unit

Transportation Services

Urban Forestry Services

Waterfront Toronto

Wellbeing Toronto


Clean Air Partnership

Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change

Community Food Centres of Canada

Community Foundations of Canada

Covenant House

Crisis Link

CTV News

Cushman & Wakefield

Cycle Toronto

Daily Bread Food Bank

David Suzuki Foundation


Democracy Watch


Diabetes Care

East Scarborough Storefront

Egale Canada Human Rights Trust

Elections Canada

Environmental Defence



Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Fitch Ratings

FoodShare Toronto

Fraser Institute

Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation

Friends of the Pan Am Path

George Brown College (Lead Research Partner)

Institute Without Boundaries

Global News

GO Transit

Government of Canada:

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Parks Canada

Statistics Canada

Government of Ontario:

Office of the Chief Coroner

Local Health Integration Networks

Ministry of Children and Youth Services

Ministry of Education

Ministry of Health and Long Term Care

Ministry of Labour

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change


Greenest City

Green Thumbs Growing Kids


Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan

Hill Strategies Research

Homes First

Housing Connections

Huffington Post

Imagine Canada

Inside Out LGBT Film Festival

Institute for Canadian Citizenship

Institute for Research on Public Policy

International Institute for Sustainable Development (National Research Partner)

International Standards Organization

Ipsos Reid

John Howard Society of Toronto


Lake Ontario Waterkeeper


LGBT Youthline


Maclean’s Magazine

MaRS Discovery District


McConnell Foundation

McMaster University

Metcalf Foundation

Metro News



Mowat Centre

National Crime Prevention Centre

Neptis Foundation

Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto

New Leaf Yoga Foundation

NOW Magazine

Ontario Alliance of Black School Educators

Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Service for Seniors

Ontario Campaign 2000

Ontario Long Term Care Association

Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association

Ontario Physician Human Resource Data Centre

Open Streets TO


Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Ottawa Citizen

Park People

Parkdale Activity – Recreation Centre (PARC)


Pathways to Education

Pembina Institute

People for Education

Playing for Keeps

Poverty and Employment Precarity in Southern Ontario (PEPSO)

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

Pride Toronto

Ranked Ballot Initiative of Toronto (RaBIT)

Realosophy Realty Inc.

Regent Park Focus

Region of Peel

Royal Bank of Canada

Ryerson University

City Building Institute

Samara Canada

Social Planning Toronto

Social Progress Imperative

Solid Waste and Recycling Magazine

Spacing Magazine


St. Michael’s Hospital

Centre for Research on Inner City Health

TD Economics

The Canadian Press

The Economist

The Globe and Mail

The Guardian

The Homeless Hub

The Hospital for Sick Children (Sick Kids)

The Independent


Times Higher Education


Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games

Toronto Arts Council

Toronto Arts Foundation

Toronto Centre for Active Transportation

Toronto Community Housing Corporation

Toronto Cycling Think & Do Tank

Toronto District School Board

Toronto Environmental Alliance

Toronto Life

Toronto Police Service

Toronto Public Library

Toronto Raptors

Toronto Real Estate Board

Toronto Region Board of Trade

Toronto Star

Toronto Sun

Toronto Transit Commission

Tourism Toronto

United Nations

Economic and Social Affairs


World Health Organization

United Way Toronto and York Region

University of British Columbia

University of Toronto:

Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance

Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership

Martin Prosperity Institute

UofT News

University of Waterloo

Walk Score

West End Food Co-op

Wildlands League

WoodGreen Community Services

World Council on City Data

Yahoo News

Yonge Street Media



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


Denise Arsenault

Rahul Bhardwaj

Anne Brayley

Sarah Chiddy

Marianna Ciappa

Ann Clark

Tyler Demers

Nadien Godkewitsch

Aneil Gokhale

Miranda Hassell

Emma Jenkin

Torey Kehoe

Sara Krynitzki

Theresa Malley

Rosalyn Morrison

Tory Robertson

Michael Salem

Thiviyaa Sehasothy

Marya Syed

Georgy Thomas