Waterfront Redevelopment: The Case of Toronto
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The paper relates that since the early 1980s, the Toronto waterfront has been redeveloped in keeping with experiments of the kind around the world that are often praised. However, the paper discusses how from the 1990s, this effort has created a Lake Ontario waterfront that is for the rich, ignoring the city's history and especially parts of the waterfront that have been public areas for everyone. The paper examines articles that refer to waterfront redevelopment as it is praised, what tends to really happen and a negative view of how this work was done in Toronto.
From the Paper:"Post-industrial cities have focused on waterfront redevelopment as a way to refurbish and restore areas for leisure and tourism, as often draw capital and new construction. Ferreira & Visser described Cape Town, South Africa, where waterfront improvement drew business interests from Dubai and London to capitalize on private property development. (2007:227) In Toronto, since the late 1970s, a similar pattern has been seen in early public sector undertakings meant to guard the Lake Ontario waterfront from environmental degradation, in projects for public use, towards condominium..."
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