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In Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver, downtowns and distant suburbs growing at the fastest pace, while the population in intermediate suburbs of Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa is growing fast

Toronto Montréal Vancouver Calgary Edmonton Ottawa–Gatineau (Ontario part) -10 0 10 20 30 population growth rate from 2016 to 2021 (%) DowntownDowntown Urban fringe (less than 10 minutes from downtown)Urban fringe (less than 10 minutes from downtown) Near suburb (10 to 20 minutes from downtown)Near suburb (10 to 20 minutes from downtown) Intermediate suburb (20 to 30 minutes from downtown)Intermediate suburb (20 to 30 minutes from downtown) Distant suburb (30 minutes or more from downtown)Distant suburb (30 minutes or more from downtown)
Note(s):
This chart is based on primary downtowns.
Source(s):
Census of Population, 2016 and 2021 (3901).

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This is a bar clustered chart.

In Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver, downtowns and distant suburbs growing at the fastest pace, while the population in intermediate suburbs of Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa is growing fast, population growth rate from 2016 to 2021 (%)
  Downtown Urban fringe (less than 10 minutes from downtown) Near suburb (10 to 20 minutes from downtown) Intermediate suburb (20 to 30 minutes from downtown) Distant suburb (30 minutes or more from downtown)
Toronto 16.1 1.4 1.7 0.4 9.4
Montréal 24.2 2.1 3.4 4.0 7.0
Vancouver 7.4 3.8 7.1 4.8 9.5
Calgary 21.0 1.6 0.6 23.3 10.4
Edmonton -1.1 -1.7 8.4 23.4 3.8
Ottawa–Gatineau (Ontario part) 7.1 5.9 7.7 21.4 10.1
Note(s):
This chart is based on primary downtowns.
Source(s):
Census of Population, 2016 and 2021 (3901).
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