Insight: Canada's Divided Cities
Class is more than a socio-economic construct; its divides are inscribed on the geography of cities and metro areas.
Just as the rise of the knowledge economy has created a job market
that is split between high wage knowledge jobs and lower wage service
jobs, middle class neighborhoods have been hollowed out as the geography
of cities and metropolitan areas has become increasingly divided
between rich and poor neighborhoods. Recent research shows that Canada’s
major metro areas, notably Toronto and Vancouver, have fallen victim to these urban class divides.
View the Divided Cities Report