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Sociology of Food

Statistics, Data & Reports

Statistics Canada

The national statistical office that ensures Canadians have the key information on Canada's economy, society and environment that they require to function effectively as citizens and decision makers.

Census of Canada

The Census Program provides a statistical portrait of the country every five years including the Census of Agriculture

Geospatial Map & Data Centre

The GMDC is a lab in the TMU Library that has a team of Map Librarian, Geospatial Technician, and Data Librarian (Kevin Manuel). ODESI is one of the online products we have to access Statistics Canada microdata


Categorized into over 20 market sectors, Statista provides business customers, researchers, and the academic community with direct access to relevant quantitative facts on media, finance, politics, and many more areas of interest. 

FRDR (Federated Research Data Repository)

Search FRDR to find research datasets originating from researchers affiliated with Canadian institutions. Data deposited to other repositories across Canada can also be found by searching in FRDR.

City of Toronto

Data, research and maps from the City of Toronto.

Other recommended resources:

The Food Policy for Canada, Government of Canada

Indigenous Peoples Food Systems and Well-being: interventions and policies for healthy communities, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations,

PROOF, Food Insecurity Policy Research

Guide to Growing and Selling Fresh Fruits and Vegetables in Toronto (2015)

GrowTO Urban Agriculture Action Plan (2012)

Metcalf Solutions Paper - Scaling up Urban Agriculture in Toronto (2010)

City of Toronto Report: Food Connections (2010)

Toronto Food Charter

The Wellesley Institute infographic on food and health

Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (of which Toronto is a signatory)

Indian Food Composition Database run by the National Institute of Nutrition in Hyderabad, India

Food Secure Canada has several reports including this one: Five Big Ideas for a Better Food System

The Food and Agriculture Organization operates numerous databases including: International Network of Food Data Systems (INFOODS)

Food and Agricultural statistical data and other food-related data sources