Toronto’s Language Quilt

Toronto Language Quilt, portion [Toronto Star]

The greater Toronto area’s multicultural nature is vividly brought out by the Toronto Star’s extraordinary “language quilt” map (19.5 MB PDF), which shows the most dominant second language in a given census tract. (In 95 percent of the cases, English is in the majority.) It’s fascinating to see where various communities have settled themselves (Punjabi in Brampton, Italian in Woodbridge, Chinese in Markham). Eight languages also get choropleth maps showing their distribution across the area. Via Accordion Guy and Infonaut.