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Sidewalk Widths Toronto

This map is intended to give an impression of how sidewalk widths impact the ability of pedestrians to practice social distancing. Widths were determined from the City of Toronto's open sidewalk data. This source data was not verfied for accuracy or completeness. The sidewalk data also does not include off-street trails and multi-use paths, which may offer additional routes for pedestrians.

This site borrows methods and code from Meli Harvey's Sidewalk Widths NYC project, adapted to Toronto's context. To learn more about how this dataset was produced, visit the Sidewalk Widths Toronto GitHub page.

Do not use this map to make decisions that impact your health or safety. Other important factors like sidewalk obstructions, population density, and pedestrian activity are not accounted for in this dataset. Dense areas often have wide sidewalks, but could be too crowded to keep a safe distance. Less populated areas will almost certainly have narrower sidewalks, but it may be easy to keep a safe distance. Local knowledge and other information are critical for making decisions about using and managing city streets.