July 10th, 2024

Introducing Measuring Main Streets Platform

The Community Data Program, an initiative of the Canadian CED Network

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Join us for an exciting webinar as we introduce Measuring Main Streets, a new platform for city builders hosting research, case studies and interactive tools including the first-of-its-kind pan-Canada Main Street Mapping Tool. These resources, backed by two years of research funded by Infrastructure Canada, offer a new way for city builders to make investments at the main street scale, leading to real impacts on community, resiliency, and equity outcomes. The Main Street Mapping Tool includes every main street across Canada and allows users to evaluate housing, services, civic infrastructure, and more all in one place. This is the first research tool to use main streets as the primary unit of analysis, allowing any user to make the case for their main street.

Link to the platform: measuringmainstreets.ca


Greg Spencer, Director of Research @ Canadian Urban Institute

Greg has over 25 years of experience in urban and economic development policy making and research. He has worked in consulting and academia roles across Canada, the UK, and Ireland helping local communities reach their full potential. Greg holds a Ph.D. in Economic Geography and a M.Sc. in Planning from the University of Toronto and a B.A. in Geography from Bishops University.


Anywhere in Canada


Evaluation, Research, Urban CED