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RDC News: March 2020

Saving the date for the 2020 RDC Showcase, Saturday hours on-demand for March, and a new data set.

Feb 25, 2020

Save the Date - RDC Showcase

The 2020 RDC Showcase will be held on Wednesday May 6th. Please save that date! 

Stay tuned for more information and the call for researcher presentations.


Saturday Hours - On Demand

This month we will be offering some on-demand Saturday hours.  Please let the Analysts know if you wish to work in the RDC on any of the following Saturdays. We will be open on an 'appointment' basis, only if requested. Please email Anna at, or write your name on the sign-up sheet by the front door in the RDC. (Please sign up by the preceding Thursday.)

Offered dates for Saturday hours are:

  • Saturday, March 21st - 12pm to 4pm


New data sets at the RDC: 

Travel Survey of Residents of Canada (TSRC)

Since the beginning of 2005, the Travel Survey of Residents of Canada (TSRC) has been conducted to measure domestic travel in Canada. It replaces the Canadian Travel Survey (CTS). 

The TSRC measures the size of domestic travel in Canada from the demand side. The objectives of the survey are to provide information about the volume of trips and expenditures for Canadian residents by trip origin, destination, duration, type of accommodation used, trip reason, mode of travel, etc.; to provide information on travel incidence and to provide the socio-demographic profile of travellers and non-travellers. Estimates allow quarterly analysis at the national and provincial level (with varying degrees of precision) on:

  • total volume of same-day and overnight trips taken by residents of Canada with destinations in Canada,
  • same-day and overnight visits in Canada,
  • main purpose of the trip/key activities on trip,
  • modes of transportation (main/other) used on the trip,
  • demographics of adults that took or did not take trips,
  • and more.


 For more information on this data set, please see: 

The McMaster RDC is now accepting proposals for work with this data. For information on the application process, please visit