Walk Score by Neighbourhood
In a city grappling with gridlock, congestion and transit troubles, being able to get from point A to B on foot is fast becoming the most attractive method of getting around.
We took at look at the 140 neighbourhoods that make up the Toronto to see which parts of the city are the most pedestrian-friendly. Our map of the City of Toronto’s Walk Score data proves what we all know: the downtown core is the best part of town for getting around on your feet. Because daily errands don’t require a car, the Bay Street Corridor and Church-Yonge Corridor neighbourhoods in the heart of the city have the best scores at 99 and 98 out of 100, respectively.
The least walkable neighbourhoods were at opposite ends of the city though still in the suburbs: Princess-Rosethorn in Etobicoke scored 48 and the Rouge area in Scarborough scored 42 out of 100
But walkability isn’t just a black-and-white matter of downtown versus the suburbs. In South Etobicoke, New Toronto has a Walk Score of 79, making it a more pedestrian friendly than some neighbourhoods closer to the city centre, like Forest Hill South, which has a score of 76. Parts of North York are also very walkable, with Willowdale East scoring 84.
Want to know whether the Danforth is more walkable than High Park? Or how Scarborough Village stacks up compared to West Hill? Play around with the interactive map to find out.
Home page photo by James Bombales.