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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