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The 25-Ward Model: A Representation Gap

Last Update: February 9th, 2020.​

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1) Project Goal

Project Goal
  • Visualize the past 4 years of election Toronto City Council elections data to determine the impacts (e.g. on representation) of moving to a 25 ward model.

2) Data Source & Preparation

Data Preparation

Data Sources

  • Data is from the Toronto Government's Open Data portal:

Data Preparation

  • Since the data was spread out over multiple Excel files covering multiple years, the files were first checked to determine whether the data structure was consistent for each one.

  • Then, the Python glob and Pandas libraries were used to go through each file and combine them into a single data source file.

  • In addition, multiple Ward Boundary spacial files (one for each of the 4 election years analyzed) were combined into one.

  • Finally, the data was then imported into Tableau for visualization.

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