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Geospatial Data: Economic Activity and Society of Ontario


Agricultural Resource Inventory (ARI)

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), 2010 [1983]

A vector dataset on the use of agricultural land in southern Ontario. It evaluates the mix of crops and classifies their proportion, thereby identifying systems which are valid over a long period of time such as "corn system", "reforestation" and "vineyard".

Format: ESRI Shapefiles

Access: Download from Scholars GeoPortal

More Info: ARI Project Summary (OMAFRA)


MOH Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) - Boundary File 

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, 2011

Digital boundary files for LHINs in Ontario.

Format: ESRI Shapefiles (.shp)

Access: Download from Scholars GeoPortal 


MOH Sub Local Health Integration Network (SubLHINs) - Boundary File

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, 2006

Digital boundary files for SubLHINs in Ontario.

Format: ESRI Shapefiles (.shp)

Access: Download from Scholars GeoPortal 


Healthcare (HCR)

DMTI Spatial Inc., various year (up to 2013)

The Healthcare layer includes Hospitals, Long-term Care Centres, Nursing Stations, Outpatient Clinics and Community Health Centres.

Format: ESRI Shapefiles (.shp)

Access: Download from Scholars GeoPortal 


Society and Demographic

Electoral Districts and Polling Divisions

Elections Ontario, various year (up to 2014)

This dataset contains digital boundary files for the electoral districts and polling divisions of Ontario. Since 2005, Ontario's provincial electoral districts are not necessarily identical to the federal electoral districts. Also available from this website are detailed maps of each individual electoral district and spreadsheets of the number of voters and voter turnout.

Access: Download from Elections Ontario