Chart 3
Population density increases sharply the closer you are to downtown

Toronto Montréal Vancouver Calgary Edmonton Ottawa–Gatineau (Ontario part) 0 5,000 10,000 15,000 20,000 population density in 2021 (people per square kilometre) 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).

Chart description


This is a bar clustered chart.

Population density increases sharply the closer you are to downtown , population density in 2021 (people per square kilometre)
  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 16,608 6,836 4,295 2,287 494
Montréal 8,367 7,832 3,070 1,081 316
Vancouver 18,837 4,884 2,493 1,673 478
Calgary 7,778 2,364 1,732 291 17
Edmonton 4,845 1,629 1,448 205 17
Ottawa–Gatineau (Ontario part) 6,847 2,930 846 276 48
Note(s):
This chart is based on primary downtowns.
Source(s):
Census of Population, 2016 and 2021 (3901).
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