From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own. Carl Schurz

Monday, October 31, 2011

Mapping the concentration of poverty in Toronto

It is no secret that income inequity and poverty have grown while the middle class has been decimated in the past three decades, well here are two maps created by the Cities Centre at the U of T, that vividly demonstrate this injustice and the polarization it breeds as it pertains to the city of Toronto. Keep in mind that these maps examine the period from 1970 to 2005 and the situation has most certainly worsened since then. The United Way's study Poverty by Postal Code 2: Vertical Poverty Also looks at the concentration of poverty in Toronto and is worth a look

For more maps and graphs see Toronto Divided? Polarizing Trends that Could Split the City Apart 1970 to 2005