Reshaping Toronto's Waterfront

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Gene Desfor, Jennefer Laidley
University of Toronto Press, 2011 - History - 378 pages
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Large-scale development is once again putting Toronto's waterfront at the leading edge of change. As in other cities around the world, policymakers, planners, and developers are envisioning the waterfront as a space of promise and a prime location for massive investments. Currently, the waterfront is being marketed as a crucial territorial wedge for economic ascendancy in globally competitive urban areas.

Reshaping Toronto's Waterfront analyses how and why 'problem spaces' on the waterfront have become 'opportunity spaces' during the past hundred and fifty years. Contributors with diverse areas of expertise illuminate processes of development and provide fresh analyses of the intermingling of nature and society as they appear in both physical forms and institutional arrangements, which define and produce change. Reshaping Toronto's Waterfront is a fundamental resource for understanding the waterfront as a dynamic space that is neither fully tamed nor wholly uncontrolled.

 

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Gene Desfor is a professor emeritus and senior scholar in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University.

Jennefer Laidley holds an MES in Urban Planning from the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University.

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