In March 2014, the City of Toronto identified 31 Toronto neighbourhoods to be designated as Neighbourhood Improvement Areas (NIAs) under the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020 (TSNS2020). To support the work of TSNS 2020 in the 31 NIAs, the City produced Neighbourhood Improvement Area profiles for each of the 31 designated neighbourhoods. A detailed Methodological Report describes how the NIAs were created. For more information please visit the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods 2020 page.
Neighbourhood data for the 2016 Census and 2021 Census can be found on the Find Your Neighbourhood page. You can search for your neighbourhood by name or address and the Classification Filter in the search results will identify whether the neighbourhood is an NIA. Neighbourhood Improvement Areas use the same neighbourhood boundaries as regular neighbourhoods; the only difference is their designation.
On April 12, 2022, a new neighbourhood structure updated the 140 neighbourhoods to 158 neighbourhoods. Any NIAs affected by being split in the new structure inherit their NIA designation until such a time as a new neighbourhood place-based strategy is released by the City of Toronto.
Two existing NIAs have been split into two new neighbourhoods each:
A split of an NIA will not impact service to either neighbourhood. Both new neighbourhoods will remain NIAs. For more information about the new 158 neighbourhoods please visit About Toronto Neighbourhoods.
NIA profiles from 2006, 2011 and 2016 using the old 140 neighbourhood model will be available by special request. For more information, visit the Historical Neighbourhood Profiles webpage.
Please note: Neighbourhood Improvement Area profiles use the 140 neighbourhood model, which has been replaced with the 158 neighbourhood model. You can read details about this change on the About Toronto Neighbourhoods page.
Neighbourhood profiles for 2016 and 2021 data by 158 neighbourhoods can be found on the Find Your Neighbourhood page.
Neighbourhood profiles for 2016, 2011, 2006, and 2001 by 140 neighbourhoods can be found on the Historical Neighbourhood Profile page.