Center for Social Services Engineering (CSSE) Seminar Series: How Toronto’s Neighbourhoods are Changing – An Update on Socio-spatial Polarization Trends

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Bahen Centre, Room 1170
40 St. George Street

Speaker: J David Hulchanski
Affiliation: Housing and Community Development, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto


A Census 2016 update on socio-spatial change in Toronto since the 1970s, based on research by the Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership. Four specific categories of change help explain the trends: the labour market, the housing market, social spending and tax changes, and the failure to seriously address housing, employment, and educational discrimination in an increasingly diverse society.

Speaker Biosketch

David Hulchanski is a professor of housing and community development at the University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, where he holds the Chow Yei Ching Chair in Housing. His PhD is in urban planning (1981). His research and teaching is focused on housing, neighbourhoods, and community development. He is the principal investigator SSHRC funded Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership, focused on neighbourhoods and socio-spatial change in Canadian cities with international comparisons.

(Light lunch will be provided.)

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