April 29, 2019

Where do you Live? Housing Narratives in Toronto

Emily-Camille Gilbert

Housing is a concern for many Canadians, as is demonstrated by the 10-year, $40 billion National Housing Strategy announced in November 2017. The razing of subsidized housing projects and replacement with mixed-income, public-private partnership developments has increasingly been used in urban centres like Toronto. This talk will explore Regent Park in terms of its history, narratives, and present-day situation as it is undergoing substantial restructuring.

About the Presenter

Emily-Camille is a 4th year PhD Candidate with the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto. Her Masters research examined food security and food sovereignty in the Dene, Cree, and Metis community of Fort Chipewyan, north of Fort McMurray and the Athabasca Tar Sands in Alberta. Her current research focuses on housing in Canada and women’s experiences of poverty and food insecurity, particularly for those in Toronto’s Regent Park.

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