The Urban Condition: A View from the Inner Suburbs
The second of three free public forums presented with The Toronto Star in its
War on Poverty series.
Tuesday April 10, 7:30-9:30 pm
St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts
27 Front Street East, 2 blocks east of Union Station
How do you rate your neighbourhood? Do you have to travel far to get to a bank?
Or a grocery store, doctor, the Boys and Girls Club, English lessons or
employment advice? Do you feel safe and are you engaged in your community?
What do you think makes for a successful neighbourhood?
Some Toronto neighbourhoods have more amenities than others. To counter decades
of decline 13 neighbourhoods in Toronto's inner suburbs will be given priority
funding. New community programs and one-stop services led by residents are
being rolled out to build stronger neighbourhoods and address inequality.
What does this neighbourhood approach look like on the ground? Does it address
the disadvantage faced by people, particularly low income families, living in
isolation because it's what they can afford? And what about the infrastructure
that supports all neighbourhoods, like affordable housing, public transit, a
living wage and child support?
Winston Tinglin: Director of Community Engagement, Community Social Planning
Council of Toronto
Sean Meagher: Project Manager, Action for Neighbourhood Change
Christine Davis: Project Co-ordinator, Black Creek West Capacity Building
Project; Community Planner, Community Social Planning Council of Toronto.
Moderator: Royson James: Columnist with the Toronto Star.
The evening will include a special panel of respondents drawn from various
neighbourhoods as well as a comment and question period with the audience.
Presented by the St. Lawrence Centre FORUM and The Toronto Star
Added by cwhardwi on March 28, 2007