Socio-Spatial Inequality in Toronto: What’s Racism Got to Do With It?


Thursday October 17, 6:30 to 8:30pm
Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto, 2 Sussex Ave.

Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership, University of Toronto, Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change

Toronto is a city divided. 25% of its neighbourhoods are dramatically increasing in socio-economic status. In the 40% of neighbourhoods with a population of one million that that are dramatically decreasing, members of racialized communities are overrepresented. The labour market and government policies play a major role.

What role does racism and discrimination in employment, housing, and justice play?

Why is there very little discussion of racism and discrimination in Toronto’s policy debates?

How is neighbourhood inequality in Toronto related to racism and discrimination in employment, housing, and justice?

Employment, Sheila Block, Wellesley Institute
Housing, Gopi Krishna, Scarborough Housing Help Centre
Justice, Avvy Go, Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic
Sharon Douglas, United Way of Peel Region;

Tuna Tasan-Kok, Technical University of Delft, NL & EU DiverCities Research Project

Professors Frank Cunningham & David Hulchanski, UofT

Co-sponsored by

Social Planning Toronto

Urban Studies Program, UofT

Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, UofT

Cities Centre, UofT

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