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Book Launch: Subdivided

May 24, 2016
783 College Street, Toronto, ON


How do we build cities where we aren’t just living within the same urban space, but living together?

Greater Toronto is now home to a larger proportion of foreign-born residents than any other major global metropolis. Not surprisingly, city officials rarely miss an opportunity to tout the region’s ethno-cultural neighbourhoods. Yet there’s strong evidence that the GTA is experiencing widening socio-economic disparities that have produced worrisome divisions. We say that ‘diversity is our strength,’ but has a feel-good catchphrase prevented us from confronting the forces that seem to be separating and isolating urban communities?

Through compelling storytelling and analysis, Subdivided’s contributors – a wide range of place-makers, academics, activists and journalists – ask how we can expand city-building processes to tackle issues ranging from transit equity and trust- based policing to holistic mental health, dignified affordable housing and inclusive municipal governance. Ultimately, Subdivided aims to provoke the tough but pressing conversations required to build a truly connected and just city.

SUBDIVIDED: CITY-BUILDING IN AN AGE OF HYPER-DIVERSITY will launch at Revival Bar in Toronto on Tuesday, May 24. In addition to brief remarks from the editors, books will be available for purchase. 

To see a full list of contributors and read an excerpt, click here

No RSVP necessary!

This event is free and open to the public. Please note that there is a flight of stairs to enter the venue and also down to the washrooms.

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