The Spectator’s Pete Smaluck has developed a cutting-edge interactive map that provides readers with a wide range of options to help sift through the cancer data that was used as the basis for the Code Red: Cancer project.


For those just interested in basic information, the maps show cancer incidence and mortality rates, as well as key social and economic data, for each of Hamilton’s 135 census tracts. The maps also show incidence and mortality rates at the neighbourhood level for men and women as well as four specific types of cancer — lung, breast, prostate and colorectal.

For those who want to explore the data in greater detail, there are filters that show how cancer rates are connected to indicators such as family income, education levels, visible minority levels and how the rates change across parts of the city. There’s also a search function that allows you to match a street address or landmark to its proper census tract.

For the interactive cancer map, CLICK HERE.