These are Toronto's current 44 wards listed in order of decreasing population density, expressed in number of people per square kilometre. The colours indicate which pre-amalgamation city a given ward is grouped under. Some wards cross these previous borders, such as ward 26, which covers both North York and East York. Still, it gives you a pretty good picture of Toronto's population density:
- The top 5 wards are in the pre-amalgamation version of Toronto ("Old Toronto")
- All 10 Old Toronto wards are in the top 12 for density
- The lowest density ward (#2) is also the ward that Rob Ford represented before becoming mayor, and currently represented by his brother Doug.
- Noted Ford foe Adam Vaughan represents the highest density Ward, #20 with more than 10,000 people per square KM - that these two are such foes does not feel like a coincidence
- While Etobicoke's 6 wards are all well toward the low end of the scale, North York's wards cover a pretty big spread, and to a lesser extent, so do Scarborough's. This speaks to the idea that the suburbs are not a monolith irrevocably doomed to vote for Ford and "anti-downtown" divisive politicians like him in perpetuity.
With an average density of just over 4000, this gives us just 18 wards below the "average" for entire city, and 26 at or above it.
Edit (27 Oct): This post should include the Toronto ward map, so here it is: