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Justice in Housing in Toronto

Thu, Feb 27/14 – 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Part of the Justice in Toronto Lecture Series
FitzGerald Building, 150 College Street (near Queens Park Subway)

The Justice in Toronto Lecture Series addresses some of the sources of injustice in Toronto and proposes ways to make the city more just. In each event, an academic scholar has been paired with a city activist. The February 27 event will look at Justice in Housing in Toronto.

Featured speakers
Derek Ballantyne, CEO of Community Forward Fund & Principal at DKGI Inc.
David Hulchanski, Professor of Housing and Community Development at the University of Toronto

This is a free event. Attendees are required to reserve tickets via eventbrite. A rush line will be available for non-ticket holders

Sponsored by the Global Cities Institute

Derek Ballantyne divides his time between heading the Community Forward Fund, a registered investment fund that lends to non-profits and charities, and his consultancy DKGI Inc. Derek has more than 20 years experience in social housing, in real estate development and in special investment funds. He has a longstanding interest in how the needs of low-income people in Toronto are met.

David Hulchanski is a professor of housing and community development at the University of Toronto. He was the Director of the Centre for Urban and Community Studies (later Cities Centre) from 2000 to 2008. His teaching and research focuses on neighbourhood change, community development, housing need, and social and economic rights. He currently heads a major SSHRC Partnership Grant focused on neighbourhood change in six Canadian cities, with international comparisons.