Suburb, Slum, Urban Village: Transformations in Toronto's Parkdale Neighbourhood, 1875-2002 (Google eBook)

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UBC Press, Jan 3, 2010 - Architecture - 240 pages
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Suburb, Slum, Urban Village examines the relationship between image and reality for one city neighbourhood Toronto's Parkdale. Carolyn Whitzman tracks Parkdale's story across three eras: its early decades as a politically independent suburb of the industrial city; its half-century of ostensible decline toward becoming a slum; and its post-industrial period of transformation into a revitalized urban village. This book also shows how Parkdale's image influenced planning policy for the neighbourhood. Whitzman demonstrates that image and reality have not always correlated for Parkdale. Parkdale's changing image stood in stark contrast to its real social conditions. Nevertheless, this image became a self-fulfilling prophecy, as it contributed to increasingly discriminatory planning practices for Parkdale in the late twentieth century.

  

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Contents

Introduction
3
1 A Good Place to Live? Perceptions and Realities of Suburbs Slums and Urban Villages
25
Parkdales Development 18751912
62
Decline in Parkdale 19131966
103
The Urban Village 19672002
151
5 Why Does Parkdale Matter?
191
Notes
203
References
205
Index
217
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About the author (2010)

Carolyn Whitzman is a senior lecturer in urban planning at the University of Melbourne.

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