Survey Boundary Files

The Transportation Tomorrow Survey (TTS) and Metropolitan Toronto and Region Transportation Study (MTARTS) are origin destination travel surveys.

The Survey Data is available through the Internet Data Retrieval System (iDRS).

This page contains the geographic data files for the spatial aggregations used in iDRS.

The finest level of spatial aggregation available through iDRS is that of the Traffic Zone.

The Traffic Zone is a polygon which typically falls along the centre line of roads or the natural geographic boundaries.

The survey area is subdivided into traffic zones based on the planning needs of the participating agencies.

The available boundary data is divided by data set:

  1. TTS Boundary Files
  2. MTARTS Boundary Files

Transportation Tomorrow Survey Boundary Files

The 2006 Transportation Tomorrow Survey (TTS) is the largest and most comprehensive travel survey ever conducted in Ontario or perhaps anywhere in North America.

The TTS data contains detailed demographic on all members of a surveyed household and a ledger of travel information over an entire weekday.

Available Data:

  1. Local Municipality (Planning Districts in Toronto) Boundaries
  2. 2006 TTS Traffic Zones
  3. 2001 TTS Traffic Zones
  4. 1996 TTS Traffic Zones
  5. 1991 TTS Traffic Zones
  6. 1989 TTS Traffic Zones
  7. TARMS Zones

TTS DATA TO BOUNDARIES
BoundaryData
2006 TTS2001 TTS1996 TTS1991 TTS1986 TTS
LOCAL MUNICIPALITYXXXXX
2006 ZONESX
2001 ZONESXXXXX
1996 ZONESXX
1991 ZONESXXX
1989 ZONESXX
TARMS ZONESXX

Notes:

  1. The Regional Boundaries can be retrieved by aggregating the Local Municipality Boundaries by region.
  2. Logically each Region contains its Local Municipalities that in turn each contain Traffic Zones.
    While the Traffic Zones fit perfectly inside the Regional Boundaries they sometimes overflow the Local Municipality Boundaries.
  3. The TTS Data Guide (available in the TTS Reports Section) provides the exact list of the Traffic Zones that belong to each Regional and Local Municipality.
  4. Traffic Zone Boundary Report's that contain a detailed numbering of traffic zones on the corresponding road network are available for the 2006, 2001 and 1996 zone systems.

LOCAL MUNICIPALITY BOUNDARIES
2006 Transportation Tomorrow Survey Local Municipality Boundaries
FormatProjectionFileSize
Map Info Table (.tab)NAD83 UTM Zone 17NDownload431 KB
ESRI Shape File (.shp)NAD83 UTM Zone 17NDownload660 KB

2006 TTS TRAFFIC ZONES
2006 Transportation Tomorrow Survey Traffic Zone Boundaries
FormatProjectionFileSize
Map Info Table (.tab)NAD83 UTM Zone 17NDownload2.3 MB
ESRI Shape File (.shp)NAD83 UTM Zone 17NDownload3.8 MB
2006 Traffic Zone Boundary ReportN/AmoreN/A

2001 TTS TRAFFIC ZONES
2001 Transportation Tomorrow Survey Traffic Zone Boundaries
FormatProjectionFileSize
Map Info Table (.tab)NAD83 UTM Zone 17NDownload2.4 MB
ESRI Shape File (.shp)NAD83 UTM Zone 17NDownload2.1 MB
2001 Traffic Zone Boundary ReportN/AmoreN/A

1996 TTS TRAFFIC ZONES
1996 Transportation Tomorrow Survey Traffic Zone Boundaries
FormatProjectionFileSize
Map Info Table (.tab)NAD27 UTM Zone 17NDownload1.1 MB
ESRI Shape File (.shp)NAD27 UTM Zone 17NDownload1.9 MB
1996 Traffic Zone Boundary ReportN/AmoreN/A

1991 TTS TRAFFIC ZONES
1991 Transportation Tomorrow Survey Traffic Zone Boundaries
FormatProjectionFileSize
Map Info Table (.tab)NAD27 UTM Zone 17NDownload316 KB
ESRI Shape File (.shp)NAD27 UTM Zone 17NDownload251 KB

1989 TTS TRAFFIC ZONES
1986 Transportation Tomorrow Survey Traffic Zone Boundaries (1989 zone system)
FormatProjectionFileSize
Map Info Table (.tab)NAD27 UTM Zone 17NDownload276 KB
ESRI Shape File (.shp)NAD27 UTM Zone 17NDownload220 KB

TARMS ZONES
TARMS Zone System
FormatProjectionFileSize
Map Info Table (.tab)NAD27 UTM Zone 17NDownload256 KB
ESRI Shape File (.shp)NAD27 UTM Zone 17NDownload306 KB

Metropolitan Toronto and Region Transportation Study Boundary Files

1964 MTARTS TRAFFIC ZONES
1964 Metropolitan Toronto and Region Transportation Study Traffic Zone Boundaries
FormatProjectionFileSize
Map Info Table (.tab)NAD27 UTM Zone 17NDownload284 KB
ESRI Shape File (.shp)NAD27 UTM Zone 17NDownload253 KB