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Proximity Measures Database, 2021

Released: 2023-06-27

A new version of the Proximity Measures Database is now available for the 2021 reference period. The database contains 10 measures of proximity and a composite indicator that combines some of the proximity measures. These measures are proximity to employment, grocery stores, pharmacies, health care, childcare, primary education, secondary education, public transit, neighbourhood parks and libraries.

All measures are at the dissemination block level; this provides the highest level of geographic resolution currently possible. The measures are released as a normalized index value ranging from 0 to 1, where 0 indicates the lowest proximity and 1 the highest proximity in Canada.


The Proximity Measures Database, 2021 (Catalogue number17260002) is now available online.

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