Toronto’s current urban planning conflicts rooted in the past

The seeds of Toronto’s modern-day political discord, as it pertains to urban development, were planted in the 1950s.

courtesy City of Toronto archives.

According to Stephen Bocking, one thing that’s become prevalent here over the last 20 years is the notion that urban planning has become an intensely political activity. That belief would be false in his view.

Bocking, professor & chair of environmental & resource studies, Trent University in Peterborough, Ont., made a Nov. 7 presentation, “Building Postwar Toronto: When Planning And Politics Collide”, at the Toronto Public Library’s Annette Street branch in the Junction neighbourhood. His talk was part of the library’s “History Matters” lecture series.

Please continue reading the rest of this article on the Spacing Toronto blog.

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One Response to Toronto’s current urban planning conflicts rooted in the past

  1. Urban planning also became popular because of the growing need to get factory workers into healthier housing, rather than stuffing them into firetrap tenements. With the advent of unions, workers had advocates to help lobby for better housing.

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