Monthly Archives: April 2011

Dundas Street: The Long Winding Road

Dundas Street has been referred to as one of Toronto arterial streets. It currently is one of the few streets within the city that links both the east and west ends of the city to the downtown core. Advertisements

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Yonge Street Pedestrian Mall, 1972

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Dancing in Toronto

(Toronto, 1912) (Toronto, 1950s)

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From Skid Row to Homelessness

Our class met with Bill Bosworth, now a Research Coordinator on housing issues, but in the early 1970s working with homeless men at shelters in Toronto. As a result of Mr. Bosworth’s involvement with this group of individuals, he noticed … Continue reading

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The Yonge Street Mission

 With the emergence of the Yonge Street Mission in 1896, it has been reaching out to meet the needs of people living in poverty in Toronto. 1897- 1904: The Mission is relocated to rented premises at Yonge and Shuter Streets. … Continue reading

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The Safe Streets Act (Ontario, 1999)

The Safe Streets Act (SSA) 1999 is a law in the province of Ontario, Canada. The SSA prohibits aggressive solicitation of persons in certain public places and the disposal of dangerous things in certain public places. The act was created … Continue reading

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Case 1: Nathan Phillips Square

Nathan Phillips Square at New City Hall According to the survey conducted by the Yonge-Street Mission, youth who used downtown services felt there were changes happening on Yonge Street. They felt as though Yonge Street had become ‘cleaner’ and more … Continue reading

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