Changes in Toronto and its Neighborhoods


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Changes in Toronto and its Neighborhoods
When Toronto neighbourhoods are discussed it is often done either in the historic context or in the context of ethnic diversity. Many neighbourhoods are known as being originally the places where ethnic group of new immigrants first settles and many still reflect the cultural heritage of those groups. Yet much evidence has been put forward to support the fact that Toronto neighbourhoods have largely become polarized on the socio-economic basis and that three separate
are emerging: rich, poor and middle class Toronto. Research points out that while the middle class Toronto is rapidly shrinking, poor Toronto has grown considerably, while rich Toronto has also experienced a small growth....
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observed. Other factors have played an important role, such as population increase and the decrease in individual income for the population of many neighbourhoods.
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