Raising Kids Downtown Toronto

Want Families Downtown? Design for Them!

Brent Toderian | Posted 11.07.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Brent Toderian

The truth is that many downtowns are currently not great places to raise families, because they aren't designed to be. It's a self-fulfilling prophecy. A city and building industry gives up on kids downtown, so no one designs and plans for them. No schools. Little daycare. No playgrounds, facilities or basic public environment to make downtown kid or teenager-friendly. Most importantly, no homes built to actually fit a family. Perhaps a couple, but as soon as baby comes, they start planning the move. This perpetuates the myth that families would never want to live downtown.

The Kids Aren't Alright.. To Grow Up In Toronto

CBC | Posted 09.11.2012 | Canada Politics

Toronto's deputy mayor underlined the frequent tension between the city's suburban and downtown councillors when he said during a debate that he would...