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 Transportation Tomorrow Survey (TTS) is the largest and most comprehensive travel survey ever conducted in Ontario or perhaps anywhere in North America. It contains detailed demographic on all members of a surveyed household and a ledger of travel information over an entire weekday.

Available Boundaries:

  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

Boundary TTS Survey Data
2011 2006 2001 1996 1991 1986
LOCAL MUNICIPALITY X X X X X X
2006 ZONES X X
2001 ZONES X X X X X X
1996 ZONES X X
1991 ZONES X X X
1989 ZONES X X
TARMS ZONES X X

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

Format Projection File Size
Map Info Table (.tab) NAD83 UTM Zone 17N Download 431 KB
ESRI Shape File (.shp) NAD83 UTM Zone 17N Download 660 KB

 
 

2006 TTS TRAFFIC ZONES
2006 Transportation Tomorrow Survey Traffic Zone Boundaries

Format Projection File Size
Map Info Table (.tab) NAD83 UTM Zone 17N Download 2.3 MB
ESRI Shape File (.shp) NAD83 UTM Zone 17N Download 3.8 MB
2006 Traffic Zone Boundary Report N/A more N/A

 
 

2001 TTS TRAFFIC ZONES
2001 Transportation Tomorrow Survey Traffic Zone Boundaries

Format Projection File Size
Map Info Table (.tab) NAD83 UTM Zone 17N Download 2.4 MB
ESRI Shape File (.shp) NAD83 UTM Zone 17N Download 2.1 MB
2001 Traffic Zone Boundary Report N/A more N/A

 
 

1996 TTS TRAFFIC ZONES
1996 Transportation Tomorrow Survey Traffic Zone Boundaries

Format Projection File Size
Map Info Table (.tab) NAD27 UTM Zone 17N Download 1.1 MB
ESRI Shape File (.shp) NAD27 UTM Zone 17N Download 1.9 MB
1996 Traffic Zone Boundary Report N/A more N/A

 
 

1991 TTS TRAFFIC ZONES
1991 Transportation Tomorrow Survey Traffic Zone Boundaries

Format Projection File Size
Map Info Table (.tab) NAD27 UTM Zone 17N Download 316 KB
ESRI Shape File (.shp) NAD27 UTM Zone 17N Download 251 KB

 
 

1989 TTS TRAFFIC ZONES
1986 Transportation Tomorrow Survey Traffic Zone Boundaries (1989 zone system)

Format Projection File Size
Map Info Table (.tab) NAD27 UTM Zone 17N Download 276 KB
ESRI Shape File (.shp) NAD27 UTM Zone 17N Download 220 KB

 
 

TARMS ZONES
TARMS Zone System

Format Projection File Size
Map Info Table (.tab) NAD27 UTM Zone 17N Download 256 KB
ESRI Shape File (.shp) NAD27 UTM Zone 17N Download 306 KB

 
 

Metropolitan Toronto and Region Transportation Study Boundary Files

1964 MTARTS TRAFFIC ZONES
1964 Metropolitan Toronto and Region Transportation Study Traffic Zone Boundaries

Format Projection File Size
Map Info Table (.tab) NAD27 UTM Zone 17N Download 284 KB
ESRI Shape File (.shp) NAD27 UTM Zone 17N Download 253 KB