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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Toronto’s Vital Signs® Report

Toronto’s Vital Signs® Report provides an overview of the trends and issues affecting quality of life in Toronto, as well as the interconnected issues critical to the well-being of the city and its residents. Produced by the Toronto Foundation in conjunction with a partnership of many researchers, including their Lead Research Partner, George Brown College, the Report aims to identify both the progress made by the city and the challenges that still need to be addressed.

A snapshot of some of the 2014 Report's major findings related to urbanization and sustainable development are below. To read the full report, please visit


Demographics from Vital Signs Report



Housing data from Vital Signs Report



Transportation - Toronto Vital Signs Report



Environment table from Vital Signs Report