(369) Toronto priority neighbourhood review

priority neighbourhoods screen captureNearly a decade ago Toronto established a set of priority neighbourhoods to focus efforts at reducing social difficulty.  By-and-large the establishment of priority neighbourhoods has been seen as a good thing.  The time has come to re-examine the list and see what kinds of adjustments are to be made.  Every one of the priority neighbourhoods is located in what you can fairly describe as a suburb.  Only two-and-one-third of the designated areas  are south of Highway 401 or west of Highway 404. The outcome of the analysis the United Way and city officials generate will tell us a lot about suburban poverty in Canada’s largest city.  More importantly it tells us what will be done about it.

City eyeing new needy areas for “priority” list: millions of dollars at stake for neighbourhoods  Toronto Star