Toronto

Toronto’s Resilience Journey

Despite recognition as a prosperous city of opportunity that has attracted over two million immigrants, Toronto tops Canada in levels of working poverty, and has seen the greatest increase in income inequality in the country.  The city has begun taking substantial steps to increase affordable housing and to address income equality and transit equity. City government predicts that without further action, 60% of Toronto’s neighborhoods will be classified as low- or very low-income by 2025.

Toronto is also vulnerable to a number of climate-related shocks, including rainfall flooding, blizzards, and heatwaves. Severe flooding in 2013 was the costliest natural disaster in the city’s history, with 4,579 homes flooded and 750,000 people losing power. The city is concerned that a stronger storm could lead to power disruptions that would impact the entire city and region, but would disproportionately affect the city’s neediest.

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Implementing Resilience beyond  Saving Lives and Protecting Property

Implementing Resilience beyond Saving Lives and Protecting Property

City will now develop resilience strategy to identify vulnerabilities and prepare to face challenges related to urbanization, drought and extreme heat August 31st, 2022- Monterrey, the second ...
IRA boosts the fight for resilience in cities;  The Resilient Cities Network welcomes landmark legislation

IRA boosts the fight for resilience in cities; The Resilient Cities Network welcomes landmark legislation

(R-Cities) – New York. - Cities are on the frontline in fighting the effects of climate change and the environmental injustice that often follows. The Resilient Cities Network, a cities’ lead ...
From Asset Resilience to Resilient Places and Communities

From Asset Resilience to Resilient Places and Communities

City governments have multiple conflicting priorities related to shifting macro-economic trends and climate change while also creating safe and livable places for urban communities and ...

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