AP/SOSC 3760 3.00
Toronto Urban Region
The autumn-term course examines the older inner zone of Toronto, focusing on processes of growth and change – in the more distant past, more recently and today – that have led to the urban communities we now find in this part of town. Its main elements are a series of lectures, weekly class discussions and two walks through neighbourhoods in and around the city’s downtown. Each student is responsible for exploring a particular site in or around downtown, reporting back to small class groups about what they are learning about the site and writing a term paper about some feature of the site. The course is oriented to students who are members of the Urban Studies Program and would like to do a close study of inner Toronto and to students from outside the program who would like to try their hand at an urban fieldwork project in a study of the city in which we experience our everyday lives.