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The present map shows the location of 89 community gardens in the 18 boroughs comprising the city of Montreal. Montreal has supported an active community garden program since 1975. In 2002, with the municipal reorganization of the city, the eighteen boroughs adopted this responsibility. The boroughs provide garden plots, supplies such as soil, a water supply, garden tools and sometimes, professional oversight.
The source for garden location information is: http:[edited] map also provides demographic data. One overlay displays household density - the number of households, as identified in the 2005 census, per km2 – for each borough.
A second overlay displays average household income per borough. The source for demographic data is the 2006 Census, relevant portions of which are summarized on the City of Montreal’s website: http:[edited] note that significant bias is introduced by these overlays. The overlays provide demographic data for the entire island of Montreal, including several cities that are not part of Montreal proper. It is interesting to see the demographic differences that occur over the entire area of the island, but the combination of community garden/demographic information is limited strictly to those cities that are part of Montreal.
To improve the map on the next rendition, I’ll limit the data to those cities that are part of Montreal proper, or I will continue to try to locate information about community gardens in additional on-island communities.
Finally, a measure of “garden plot density” is derived for each borough. The total number of garden plots is expressed per 100 households in each borough.
The shapefile used to generate the municipal boundaries is from RBrazeau – Metropolitan Montreal: http://geocommons.com/overlays/291091
Many thanks!Created August 20, 2013 at 07:34 PM