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Report on importance of infrastructure in Scarborough to be released

June 13, 2011

TORONTO, ON – A Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to report high­light­ing the need for invest­ment in social infra­struc­ture in Scar­bor­ough will be pre­sent­ed at a com­mu­ni­ty forum this Thurs­day, June 16 at 6 p.m. The forum will be held at Scar­bor­ough Civic Cen­tre Coun­cil Cham­bers at 150 Bor­ough Dr. in Scar­bor­ough.

The report, Toronto’s inner sub­urbs: Invest­ing in social infra­struc­ture in Scar­bor­ough, will be pre­sent­ed at a forum called “Inner sub­urbs at stake: Invest­ing in Scarborough’s com­mu­ni­ties,” spon­sored by the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Cities Cen­tre, Scar­bor­ough Civic Action Net­work and Social Plan­ning Toron­to.




WHAT: Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to report to be pre­sent­ed at com­mu­ni­ty forum on the impor­tance of social infra­struc­ture.


  • Report co-authors Deb­o­rah Cowen, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Pro­fes­sor of Plan­ning, and grad­u­ate stu­dent Vanes­sa Par­lette will present their find­ings.


  • J. David Hulchan­s­ki, Direc­tor of Research, Cities Cen­tre, and Pro­fes­sor of Social Work, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to.


  • Chris Brillinger, City of Toron­to Direc­tor of Social Pol­i­cy, Analy­sis and Research.


  • Saman­tha Brookes, Man­ag­er of Health and Seniors Pro­grams at War­den Woods Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre.


  • Regi­ni David of West Scar­bor­ough Com­mu­ni­ty Legal Clin­ic.


  • Jon­ah Schein of Com­mit­ment to Com­mu­ni­ty Cam­paign.

WHERE: Scar­bor­ough Civic Cen­tre Coun­cil Cham­bers, 150 Bor­ough Dr., Scar­bor­ough.

WHEN: Thurs­day, June 16 at 6 p.m.


For more infor­ma­tion, please con­tact:


Deb­o­rah Cowen
Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to

Israh Ahmed
Social Plan­ning Toron­to