Co-developing the Open Data Master Plan: In public, with the Public!

The City of Toronto is developing an Open Data Master Plan, and we’re going about this in a very engaging and collaborative way.

Through an iterative series of in-person and online consultations, we will be soliciting feedback from our broad range of internal and external stakeholders—including the public—to ensure our Open Data Master Plan and Roadmap is in support of the City’s commitment to Open Government and guided by our four principles:

  • co-developed with the public;
  • focus on releasing data sets that help solve civic issues and provide highest public benefit;
  • explore opportunities to improve City efficiency; and
    embrace inclusivity to remove barriers to open data and strengthen resilience.

To review all Council decisions and progress made leading up to the development of the Open Data Master Plan, please see the Open Data Master Plan – Update Report.

The City of Toronto is in the final stages of its community co-developed Open Data Master Plan, which centers on four themes and twelve actions synthesized from analysis of external, internal and stakeholder engagements.

The City of Toronto would appreciate feedback on the findings, please take some time to provide your thoughts on the Open Data Master Plan. Launch the survey.


In the spirit of openness, we encourage members of the public to review project artifacts created throughout the development of the Open Data Master Plan. Project artifacts include materials and photos from community workshops, public consultations, our Open Data Beta Portal launch, as well as feedback gathered to date from our Open Data Advisory Group members.

View the Project Artifacts folder

As directed by City Council at its meeting on December 13, 2016, this report provides an update on the development of the Open Data Master Plan.

Open North

Open North is a Canadian non-profit organization specializing in Open Data and Civic Tech.

Open Data Day 2017

The Open Data Team, alongside with members of the public, co-developed an Open Data Best Practices guide to celebrate International Open Data Day.

Open Data Community of Practice Workshop

Highlights from The Open Data team’s Community of Practice workshop on March 30th, 2017–an iterative event series designed to help co-develop the Open Data Master Plan in public, with the public!