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Book Launch: Subdivided

May 24, 2016
783 College Street, Toronto, ON

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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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