How to Find Ridings for an Address

How to turn a spreadsheet or real-time address or coordinate data into ridings (Canadian legislative districts)

Geocodio can help you turn addresses (or coordinates) into ridings (also known as Canadian legislative districts).

1. Organize the Addresses or Coordinates You Want to Look Up Ridings For

How to Format Addresses You Want to Convert to Ridings in a Spreadsheet

First, you will need to organize the addresses (or coordinates) into a spreadsheet. Your spreadsheet must include headers, which can be in French (you'll just need to check that they're properly mapped to English in Step 1). The spreadsheet should be consistently laid out in one of the following formats. Make sure you designate the country as "Canada" (exactly, not abbreviated).

Multiple-column format:

Street City Province Country
110 Rue Notre-Dame O Montreal QC Canada

Single-column format:

Address
110 Rue Notre-Dame O, Montreal, QC, Canada

How to Format Coordinates You Want to Convert to Ridings in a Spreadsheet

You can also use Geocodio to convert coordinates to ridings and approximate addresses. You can use either of the following formats, as long as the entire spreadsheet is formatted the same way:

Multiple-column format:

Latitude Longitude
45.504367 -73.556031

Single column format:

Coordinates
45.504367, -73.556031

Your headers can be in French. You will just want to ensure that they are properly mapped over to English in Step 1.

Identify the Addresses or Coordinates You Want to Convert to Ridings via API

Alternatively, if you'd rather programatically convert addresses or coordinates to ridings, you can use the &fields=riding append with our API. See our API documentation here.

2. Upload the Spreadsheet You Want to Add Ridings To

Once your spreadsheet has been formatted, you can upload it through our Upload tool. On Step 3 of the Upload process, you'll want to select "Canadian Ridings", as shown below:

Screenshot of box to click to add ridings to addresses or coordinates

3. Download Your Spreadsheet with Ridings Added

After you press Submit, your spreadsheet will start processing. No need to stay on the page -- we'll send you an email after it's done processing.

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Statistics Canada

Download an examplee spreadsheet with Division IDs and other geographies from Statistics Canada.

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