Historian of the city, politics, and society
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.