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Artists by Region in Ontario

April 1, 2006

Artists by Region in Ontario provides an in-depth examination of artists in various regions of Ontario, including regions, counties, districts, local municipalities and postal areas. The study is based on custom data requests from the 2001 census, commissioned by Hill Strategies Research from Statistics Canada.

A breakdown by occupation is presented for eight municipalities with more than 750 total artists: Toronto (21,000 artists); Ottawa (4,400); Mississauga (2,000);Hamilton (1,700); London (1,400); Markham (900); Kitchener (800); and Brampton (800).