Toronto may not be developing to fit needs of young people, non-white demographic
Toronto may be one of the fastest growing cities in the world, but it isn’t necessarily developing in line with the needs of it’s fastest growing demographic — young people aged between 18-35.
“We learned in our consultations that young people who are having their first child in condos want to stay in condos but don’t have the amenities they need to raise their families there,” she said.
There is a lack of representation of different demographics on panels and consultations that the city holds, according to Keesmat.
“We undertook some research recently… and discovered that the participants at our public meetings are primarily over 55, white homeowners,” she said. “And of course, we know in the city, the fastest growing demographic is under 35, that almost 50 per cent of the population is non-white and 50 per cent of the population are renters.”
Now just what kind of city do “non-whites” want to live in?
Would the CBC dare say – Oakville may not be developing to suit rich white people?