The Imagining Toronto course (GEOG 4280 3.0) will be offered in the Department of Geography at York University in the Summer of 2013.
The course syllabus may be accessed here.
This term, slides, handouts and links will be distributed through York University’s Moodle interface (log-in required).
Lecture slides for today are available here: 2011-2012 Week 12 slides GEOG 4280 Desire Lines
This week in the Imagining Toronto course we’ll discuss representations of suburbia, beginning with stereotypical notions of suburbs as middle-class bastions of white-flight and going on to discuss how suburbs have shaped (and been shaped by) shifting experiences of gender, race and class.
Literary works discussed will include Phyllis Brett Young’s The Torontonians (1960; 2007), Hugh […]
Slides for today’s class are available here:
2011-2012 Week 10 slides GEOG 4280 Class Fictions
While politicians and ideologues declare multiculturalism at an end, people in Toronto go about our everyday lives, thrown together by collisions of culture, conflict and circumstance. This week in the Imagining Toronto course we’ll explore lived experiences of multiculturalism, considering whether the language of tolerance — as a minimum standard for civility in an era […]
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 […]
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 […]