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News, Media & Research
The Leading Social Justice Collective (LSJC) is a cross-sectoral leadership development program for individuals engaged in social justice transformation in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), co-hosted by United Way of… Read more
By Anne Gloger and Blake Poland
By Fadi Masoud
Toronto’s Kensington Market is a hub of culture and activity, its urbanism and diversity defined by the people who have lived and worked there over generations. Like so many neighbourhoods in Toronto, it faces immense economic and development pressures. The Kensington Market Community Land Trust (KMCLT) exists to protect it from some of those pressures by acquiring buildings for community-owned affordable housing.
An interactive map visualizing knowledge of languages across the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area (GTHA). Explore and compare linguistic diversity across cities and neighbourhoods in the region.
Overdue, Returned, and Missing: The Changing Stories of Boston’s Chinatown Library Branch Public branch libraries are hyperlocal institutions that produce and disseminate local knowledge and play important roles in immigrant… Read more