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Saturday, April 7 • 12:45pm - 5:00pm
Tour 4: SOLD OUT--Toronto's Western Suburbs: Looking at the Region from the Outside In (12:45pm-5:00pm)

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Tour Leaders: Roger Keil, York University; Michael Collens, Ministry of Municipal Affairs
This mobile tour will take participants through the western suburbs of the Toronto region. It will showcase three themes: the emergence and evolution of classical suburbia; incipient suburban retrofitting, densification and new centers as well as innovative infrastructure projects; and it will highlight the majority immigrant – ethnoburban -- residential and commercial neighborhoods in the periphery of Canada's largest city. The purpose of the tour is to show that much of the tremendous growth of the Toronto region is happening in its ever changing suburban periphery. This growth is strongly regulated by planning controls (intended densification of urban “places to grow”) and conservation policies (the greenbelt). These dynamics have changed the relationships of the suburbs to the central city, to the region and to each other. 

The tour will start from the Sheraton in the center of Toronto and head west on the Gardiner Expressway to Port Credit where we will see suburban waterfront development. Our first stop will be at Square One in the center of Mississauga (a municipality of 725,000), a civic, commercial, transit and residential hub. From there we head northeast along a new transit corridor south of Pearson International Airport towards the repurposed Westwood Square Mall in Malton and the Great Punjab Business Centre. Our last destination will be Bramalea in Brampton (a city of 600,000) to see the development of newer suburban subdivisions in both single family home and tower neighborhoods, a mix so typical for the Toronto suburbia. We will conclude the tour with a visit to a South Asian supermarket. From there, we return to the center of Toronto via highway.
For some advance reading on these dynamic communities, see:


Maximum capacity: 20 persons
Method of travel: Shuttle Van

Date: Saturday, April 7
Approximate time period: 1:00pm—4:30pm or 5:00pm
**Meeting time: 12:45pm in Sheraton Hotel Lobby
Ticket Price: $26.00 USD

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Saturday April 7, 2018 12:45pm - 5:00pm EDT
Meet in hotel lobby at 12:45pm