Slides for today’s class are accessible here: 2011-2012 Week 4 slides GEOG 4280 The City of Neighbourhoods
Link: “We define ourselves by our neighbourhoods”
Link: Neighbourhood map of Toronto (Toronto Star)
Link: “Shrinking middle class makes Toronto a city of socio-economic extremes” (Globe & Mail)
Link: “Toronto increasingly becoming a city of vertical poverty” (Globe & Mail)
Link: “Vertical Poverty” study (United Way)
Link: “The Three Cities Within Toronto” (Hulchanski; .pdf)
Link: “Poverty by […]
This week in the Imagining Toronto course we’ll explore some of the ways culture and nature intersect in the imagined city. We’ll look in particular at the ravines, the lakeshore and Toronto islands; we’ll also consider the complicated relationship city-dwellers have with the wildlife — raccoons, pigeons, coyotes — living in our midst.
Literary texts we’ll […]
The Imagining Toronto course begins with the premise that literary texts — novels, stories, poems, memoirs and plays — tell us as much about place (and in particular urban space) as other tools more conventionally used in geographical research, such as mapping and demographic analyses and policy tools. It argues, further, that literary texts tell […]
Welcome to the Imagining Toronto course (GEOG 4280 3.0), running for the sixth year in the Department of Geography at York University in Toronto, Canada!
The syllabus and reading list for this year’s course are available here.
Lecture slides, handouts and links are accessible here.
This year the course will revolve around two principal texts:
Imagining Toronto […]