Making Research Local


Urban planner David Hulchanski published The Three Cities Within Toronto in 2010, demonstrating increasingly sharp divides in income and living standards. His startling report showed the middle-income area of the city shrinking dramatically, the high income area increasing slightly and the low-income area increasing substantially. He argued that these trends could be reversed by policies to make housing more affordable to low-income households and efforts to expand access to transit and services in neighbourhoods where the need is greatest.

His ground-breaking research at the University of Toronto — funded in part by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council — contributed substantially to the debate on inequity in Canada’s biggest city.

The Three Cities Within Toronto »