Toronto’s Human Centre, part 2: by neighbourhood

Beware throwaway comments; that way overanalysis lies. This was a challenge.

Taking the 2006 neighbourhoods population into account, the human centre of Toronto is at 43.717955°N, 79.389828°W …

… pretty close to the one I’ve already worked out by ward.

Scraping the neighbourhood populations was hard. For the 140 neighbourhoods, the data is stored in a pdf with the URL like http://www.toronto.ca/demographics/cns_profiles/2006/pdf1/cpa124.pdf (in this case, 124; Kennedy Park, represent!). The population number is stored in a table on page 2 of each pdf. I used pdf2xml to convert the files into something parseable.

Of course, the tables weren’t exactly in the same place in every file, so I took a sample of 10% of the files, and worked out the X & Y coordinates of the population box. pdf2xml spits out elements like

<TOKEN sid="p2_s427" id="p2_w417" font-name="arialmt" serif="yes" fixed-width="yes" bold="no" italic="no" font-size="7.47183" font-color="#000000" rotation="0" angle="0" x="299.739" y="122.117" base="129.634" width="22.7692" height="9.94501">17,050</TOKEN>

Yes, I should have used an XML parser, but a Small Matter of Perl got me 126 out of the 140 matching. The rest I keyed in by hand …

Table after the jump.

Number Name Xcentre Ycentre 2006 Population
1 West Humber-Clairville 613067.2 4841295.6 32265
2 Mount Olive-Silverstone-Jamestown 613725.7 4844721.5 32130
3 Thistletown-Beaumond Heights 615641.4 4843779.3 9925
4 Rexdale-Kipling 615471.6 4842182.1 10725
5 Elms-Old Rexdale 616864.3 4841958.3 9440
6 Kingsview Village-The Westway 616999.2 4839463.2 21395
7 Willowridge-Martingrove-Richview 616516.0 4837747.0 20920
8 Humber Heights-Westmount 619059.2 4838748.7 10525
9 Edenbridge-Humber Valley 619098.9 4836376.3 14450
10 Princess-Rosethorn 617325.9 4835809.9 10965
11 Eringate-Centennial-West Deane 614449.9 4834865.0 18535
12 Markland Woods 615060.8 4832163.6 10240
13 Etobicoke West Mall 615395.0 4833444.7 10680
14 Islington-City Centre West 617492.4 4832195.1 32815
15 Kingsway South 620093.1 4834465.3 8790
16 Stonegate-Queensway 620891.7 4832475.1 23815
17 Mimico 620987.8 4830289.4 24965
18 New Toronto 620215.5 4828586.2 10655
19 Long Branch 618378.3 4827638.3 9625
20 Alderwood 617690.7 4829026.6 11655
21 Humber Summit 616210.2 4846106.4 12770
22 Humbermede 617342.3 4844401.6 14780
23 Pelmo Park-Humberlea 618536.2 4841544.1 8725
24 Black Creek 618949.6 4846816.3 21715
25 Glenfield-Jane Heights 619677.1 4844696.7 30880
26 Downsview-Roding-CFB 621554.7 4843348.4 32010
27 York University Heights 621618.2 4846959.8 26140
28 Rustic 620984.3 4840928.7 10040
29 Maple Leaf 622372.2 4841392.4 10270
30 Brookhaven-Amesbury 622004.2 4839805.6 17325
31 Yorkdale-Glen Park 624270.0 4841324.8 14825
32 Englemount-Lawrence 625844.9 4841986.9 21125
33 Clanton Park 625098.1 4844376.4 13735
34 Bathurst Manor 624257.8 4846910.1 14945
35 Westminster-Branson 624527.4 4848473.4 24395
36 Newtonbrook West 626196.2 4849277.9 20485
37 Willowdale West 626518.7 4847651.0 12520
38 Lansing-Westgate 626815.0 4845775.4 14440
39 Bedford Park-Nortown 627213.5 4843260.5 21960
40 St.Andrew-Windfields 630470.7 4846071.6 17555
41 Bridle Path-Sunnybrook-York Mills 630548.0 4843265.2 8210
42 Banbury-Don Mills 632877.2 4844050.5 25435
43 Victoria Village 635702.5 4843094.1 17050
44 Flemingdon Park 634298.9 4841667.8 21290
45 Parkwoods-Donalda 634415.2 4846011.0 33835
46 Pleasant View 633945.9 4849571.3 16615
47 Don Valley Village 632453.2 4849113.8 26640
48 Hillcrest Village 632315.2 4851300.2 18330
49 Bayview Woods-Steeles 630139.3 4850572.8 13295
50 Newtonbrook East 628234.8 4849952.1 15565
51 Willowdale East 628635.6 4847639.4 41060
52 Bayview Village 630587.9 4848305.7 15370
53 Henry Farm 633490.5 4847782.6 11290
54 O’Connor-Parkview 635964.7 4840673.8 17745
55 Thorncliffe Park 632920.8 4840731.9 17945
56 Leaside-Bennington 631624.1 4840239.4 15980
57 Broadview North 632505.9 4838623.6 11590
58 Old East York 634099.4 4839530.0 9025
59 Danforth Village – East York 634463.4 4838733.7 16500
60 Woodbine-Lumsden 636080.2 4839262.4 8050
61 Crescent Town 637319.9 4839413.6 15210
62 East End-Danforth 637060.3 4838203.6 20100
63 The Beaches 637061.4 4836738.2 20420
64 Woodbine Corridor 635779.3 4837348.8 11550
65 Greenwood-Coxwell 635069.9 4836873.8 14700
66 Danforth Village – Toronto 634592.0 4838129.1 9575
67 Playter Estates-Danforth 632592.3 4837612.2 7685
68 North Riverdale 632898.2 4836759.5 12430
69 Blake-Jones 634005.9 4837244.0 7765
70 South Riverdale 634190.5 4834481.3 24430
71 Cabbagetown-South St.James Town 631711.3 4836254.4 11120
72 Regent Park 632178.3 4835411.7 10385
73 Moss Park 631641.5 4835016.0 15480
74 North St.James Town 630971.0 4836457.7 17110
75 Church-Yonge Corridor 630688.8 4835346.4 24370
76 Bay Street Corridor 630149.9 4835096.5 15320
77 Waterfront Communities-The Island 630654.2 4832628.7 26025
78 Kensington-Chinatown 629226.6 4834635.7 17090
79 University 628893.3 4835623.5 5905
80 Palmerston-Little Italy 627513.4 4835226.5 13775
81 Trinity-Bellwoods 627778.0 4834233.7 16605
82 Niagara 628038.5 4832768.6 14575
83 Dufferin Grove 625994.8 4834785.4 11805
84 Little Portugal 626576.7 4833919.4 12120
85 South Parkdale 625869.0 4832698.5 21005
86 Roncesvalles 625556.5 4833742.3 14650
87 High Park-Swansea 623552.0 4833589.6 19980
88 High Park North 623656.1 4834979.3 20970
89 Runnymede-Bloor West Village 622089.8 4835137.9 9565
90 Junction Area 623219.1 4836121.8 13175
91 Weston-Pellam Park 624101.9 4836817.1 12095
92 Corsa Italia-Davenport 625129.2 4837237.3 14415
93 Dovercourt-Wallace Emerson-Juncti 625876.2 4835922.5 34725
94 Wychwood 626901.5 4837194.4 14200
95 Annex 628646.3 4836632.3 27480
96 Casa Loma 628295.1 4837770.7 9810
97 Yonge-St.Clair 629106.1 4838455.4 11230
98 Rosedale-Moore Park 630586.2 4837913.0 20605
99 Mount Pleasant East 630114.5 4840350.4 15215
100 Yonge-Eglinton 628610.7 4840310.9 10500
101 Forest Hill South 627768.0 4839172.9 10840
102 Forest Hill North 626633.2 4840222.2 12295
103 Lawrence Park South 628380.6 4841691.3 14820
104 Mount Pleasant West 629437.3 4840292.6 23735
105 Lawrence Park North 628520.3 4843119.8 13750
106 Humewood-Cedarvale 626696.2 4838793.3 13915
107 Oakwood-Vaughan 625728.1 4838459.5 21440
108 Briar Hill-Belgravia 624651.4 4839603.0 14200
109 Caledonia-Fairbanks 624484.0 4838438.2 10280
110 Keelesdale-Eglinton West 623188.0 4838108.2 11225
111 Rockcliffe-Smythe 621354.2 4836852.2 22380
112 Beechborough-Greenbrook 622536.0 4838923.0 6530
113 Weston 619585.3 4839920.7 16470
114 Lambton Baby Point 621257.7 4834917.3 7780
115 Mount Dennis 620879.9 4838325.0 12840
116 Steeles 635002.7 4852463.5 24705
117 L’Amoreaux 635617.5 4850563.0 45865
118 Tam O’Shanter-Sullivan 636551.0 4848844.5 27240
119 Wexford/Maryvale 636967.1 4845345.4 26655
120 Clairlea-Birchmount 638437.1 4841491.4 19855
121 Oakridge 638602.7 4839700.5 13370
122 Birchcliffe-Cliffside 639785.7 4839420.8 21655
123 Cliffcrest 642100.5 4842406.3 14530
124 Kennedy Park 640101.0 4842859.5 17035
125 Ionview 639104.3 4843921.6 13030
126 Dorset Park 638530.2 4846563.3 24365
127 Bendale 640259.4 4846723.4 25490
128 Agincourt South-Malvern West 639525.8 4849844.6 21565
129 Agincourt North 639405.7 4851729.0 30160
130 Milliken 638702.7 4853405.6 26265
131 Rouge 645823.3 4853606.0 43180
132 Malvern 642963.3 4851584.7 44315
133 Centennial Scarborough 648771.2 4849367.1 12450
134 Highland Creek 646619.5 4850235.5 12845
135 Morningside 644258.2 4849253.5 17205
136 West Hill 646738.8 4847660.4 25635
137 Woburn 642562.5 4847484.6 52455
138 Eglinton East 641256.1 4844588.7 22385
139 Scarborough Village 643564.0 4844399.4 15585
140 Guildwood 645300.4 4845556.0 10025

The total population I scraped is within 0.1% of the official 2006 population of the city, so I’m good enough.

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