Social Network/Social Issues
- What are the main concerns in this community (social, economic, political)?
– Not enough recreational play area for children/youth, especially youth who
wants to complete at higher levels
– Recreational space for seniors
– Too many condos, and not enough greenspace for residents
- Partnership and networking with nearby
neighborhoods to create economic growth
- Hire local initiatives with new businesses
- Due to Covid-19 businesses are hurting
some of which have closed their doors
Lots of subsidies co-op housing
(Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, Directions for New Urban Neighbourhoods: Learning from St. Lawrence 1990) Citation
- How do people stay connected in these times? In “normal times?”
- People stay connected through digital technology, emails, virtual means via-Google, meeting up in small groups providing you follow Covid-19 guidelines, community walks/recreational activities.
- Visit St.Lawrence Market for necessities by social distancing.
- “In normal times” people visit this neighbourhood for many reasons including St. Lawrence Market which is a historic monumental place with a rich history of Toronto for food, shopping, walks,or just to see its beauty makes you want more.
- Are there on-line community newspapers? Provide examples?
http://thebridgenews.ca ( Online) and also paper version is distributed in the area
- What about community bulletin boards? On-line? Who are these designed for?
The on-line St.Lawrence news Association
is a website designed for the community
and the public to keep us informed with
important events and news
- How are local businesses adapting to needs/regulations due to Covid-19?
Currently COVID-19 is a big issue affecting shopping and stability of the market that reduces online shopping. Since this is a historic site, many people want to be there in person, and not conduct online purchases. COVID-19 remains to be a major social issue with lots of adverse effects. People cannot move freely to conduct business, some