So everyone knows the path map is a crap map. If you've ever judged them, you'll notice that the directions are the four letters of the word 'PATH' and colours are chosen instead of something clearer. The maps on the walls are placed such that if you're facing south then north is down on the map and no one understands. Mr. Andrew Guay and I decided we wanted to visit it all and map it as we went. It took us around 5 days of walking and mapping (28km of all sorts of stuff) but we got it done. My plan was to convert it to AutoCAD drawings, allowing others to improve upon it, but I'm also planning open street map. If you have any other ideas, send me an email. (my email should be pretty easy to figure out).
Here's a little taste for you (yeah that's a coffee stain, stupid wind messing up my starbucks):
This is a rendering of the metered street parking prices in the city of Toronto with the street sections that have meter-based parking tickets.
There are tickets issued outside of price boundaries so perhaps there is something wrong with either the parking price boundaries on parking.greenp.com (probably this) or perhaps the meter maids have been issuing incorrect infraction codes in areas they don't apply. (probably not) Or I perhaps I'm including infraction codes I shouldn't be. These are the codes I'm referencing:
| code | infraction_description |
| 39 | PARK - TIME LONGER THAN ALLOWE |
| 39 | PARK EXCEEDS MAXIMUM TIME |
| 39 | PARK-MTRD SPC BYD MAX PARK PER |
| 40 | PARAL PRK-MTRD-FR WHLS NO OPP |
| 40 | PARALLEL PARK-METERED SPACE-F |
| 46 | PARK VEH OUT DESIG METER SPACE |
| 46 | PARK-PART OF VEH OTSDMTRD SPC |
| 261 | PARK MTR REC VE NOT DESIG AREA |
| 301 | PAR PARK - F TIRES NOT OPP MTR |
| 302 | PAR PARK-R OF VEH NOT OPP MTR |
| 303 | PARK-R OF VEH TOO FAR FROM MTR |
| 304 | PARK-FRONT OF VEH NOT OPP MTR |
| 305 | PARK-F OF VEH TOO FAR FROM MTR |
| 306 | ANGLE PARK-TOO FAR FROM METER |
| 307 | PARK VEHICLE OUTSIDE OF SPACE |
| 308 | PARK - 2 SPACES - NO FEE |
| 309 | PARK-2 SPACES-NO FEE-MTR/MACH |
| 310 | PARK - METER NOT USED |
| 311 | PARK-FEE NOT PD FOR TIME USED |
| 312 | PARKING MACH-NOT USED/NO FEE |
| 313 | PARK-FAIL TO ACTIVATE MACHINE |
| 314 | PARK - NOT WITHIN PERIOD |
The following is a rendering of all the addresses in the City of Toronto coloured according to their walking distance to a TTC bus stop or subway station. I used the myttc.ca trip planner for this. The address data came from the City of Toronto open data initiative, the street data from Open Street Maps and the TTC data I collected and maintained myself since 2007.
Click here or one of the images for the full city.
The idea is that the further you are from a bus station, the more blue your nose, ears and fingers will be. It took a few days to calculate all this, so do please enjoy.