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Breaking down the silos

The Neptis Geoweb is a continually evolving interactive mapping and information platform about the Toronto area also known as the Greater Golden Horseshoe, Canada’s largest and one of its fastest-growing city-regions. It was created by bringing together policy, administrative, and census data, which are typically siloed in different governmental organizations, to help you better visualize and understand the forces shaping the city-region.

The public is invited to navigate, highlight, and comment on issues involving the intersection of land use, transportation, and environmental policies. Please use the Feedback button to let us know how we can improve the Neptis Geoweb.

About the Neptis Foundation

The Neptis Foundation is an independent, privately capitalized charitable foundation located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Neptis conducts and disseminates nonpartisan research, analysis, and mapping related to the design and function of Canadian urban regions. We aim to inform, educate, and improve policy- and decision-making in the areas of regional urban growth and management.

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Partners

The Neptis Foundation wishes to thank the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation and the Metcalf Foundation for their financial contributions to the redevelopment of the Neptis Geoweb. Their foresight and generosity have contributed to a resource that can serve many organizations and contribute to informed engagement on complex regional issues.

Greenbelt Foundation
www.greenbelt.ca

The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation is a charitable grant-making organization working to help keep farmers successful, strengthen local economies, and protect and grow natural features.

Metcalf Foundation
www.metcalffoundation.ca

The mission of The George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation is to enhance the effectiveness of people and organizations working together to help Canadians imagine and build a just, healthy, and creative society.

Geothink
www.geothink.ca

Geothink is five-year partnership research grant funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Neptis is one of many non-academic partners benefitting from the research being conducted with the support of this grant.

Data catalogue

The Neptis Geoweb is based on information listed in this data catalogue. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, which has been collected from official sources, such as provincial and municipal plans. Each layer on the Neptis Geoweb is linked to its data source on this catalogue through an “i” tool tip. These tips appear beside each named layer in the menu to the left of the map.

The Neptis Foundation is committed to data accuracy and clarity of information. We encourage you to contact us through the “feedback” button if you identify an error so that we can do our best to correct it. Settlement layer information is based on provincial data sources as well as Official Plans and Official Plan Amendments prepared as part of the conformity process under the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe. Any settlement area boundary changes based on an Ontario Municipal Board decision will be updated when the information becomes available.

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Neptis Foundation
  • 501–1240 Bay St., Toronto, Ontario M5R 2A7
  • Tel: 416-972-9199
  • publications [at] neptis [dot] org
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