Daniel Ross

Historian of the city, politics, and society

East end vs. west end Toronto

What do east and west end identities mean in a city like Toronto in 2019? While we might see the the east-west divide as a longstanding geographical or cultural divide, recent research shows just how socio-economically and culturally similar these two sides of the older city are. Much more significant, I’d argue, is the gulf between gentrifying central neighbourhoods and lower-income postwar suburbs. Between Victorian homes and towerblocks/bungalows.

I was pleased to chat with Toronto Star columnist Emma Teitel about this. Read her article here.



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This entry was posted on June 4, 2019 by in Uncategorized.

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