Contested Geographies, Neighborhood Change, and Cultural Histories

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 08:00 AM – 12:00 PM Tours
Open to All Attendees
Separate Ticket Required

Does the city truly live up to its moniker, Toronto the Good? Or not so much? Different waves of populations, settlements, policies, and urban developments have transformed the relationships between people and place—these have not always been uncontested. Hidden behind the surface of many neighborhoods are the stories of social struggles, turmoil, and the politics of place. Our tour will unearth some of these histories—the demolition of Chinatown to build City Hall; Kensington as an “arrival city” for new immigrants—and explore how city-building can be socially aware, astute, and inclusive.

Tour Cost: US$75 per person.

Things to Know:

  • Tours depart from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC). Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure.
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • Tours take place rain or shine, so please be prepared!