Map of the Week: Eviction
This week's map package looks at eviction applications in the Toronto area:
In Toronto itself, eviction application rates are highest in South Riverdale/Leslieville, followed by the east downtown and Parkdale. Rates are also high in eastern Leslieville, Thorncliffe Park, the Annex and lakeshore Etobicoke.
The Cooksville and Port Credit areas have high eviction rates by 905 standards, followed by the south end of Oshawa.
This map looks at the top individual addresses for eviction applications in Toronto.
The pattern of dots tends to follow the rough check-mark shape that we saw in the low-income households map back in October. There are strong clusters centred around Jarvis and Shuter, in Parkdale and Thorncliffe Park.
Nerd box: This project started with an access-to-information request to the Landlord and Tenant Board, in which I asked for a spreadsheet of landlord- and tenant-side applications for the year to date. The board said it would only release the records if I signed a confidentiality agreement (which of course removes its usefulness), so I appealed to the province's information and privacy office, which persuaded the board to release the records. It's fair to say that this is information that the Landlord and Tenant Board didn't want you to see, though it's not all that clear to me why.
I have two other cases under appeal in the IPC's office, both of which will hopefully become maps here in due course.