Disappearing Middle Class, CBC The Current, national radio panel discussion

CBC radio’s The Current hosted a panel discussion on the findings of the Three Cities research. “For the purposes of the study, David Hulchanski has defined the middle class in economic terms. But for a lot of people, the idea of middle class extends much more broadly than that. For their thoughts on what it means to be middle class and what role the idea of middle class plays in our society, we were joined by three people. Frank Cunningham is a professor emeritus of philosophy and political science at the University of Toronto’s Cities Centre; Linda Gerber is a Sociology professor at the University of Guelph. And John Ralston Saul is … well, John Ralston Everything. Philosopher, essayist, activist and novelist. He is also the president of International PEN, co-chair of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, and author whose latest book is a biography of Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine and Robert Baldwin.


TVO Interview on Toronto’s Three Cities

Watch the TVO interview with David Hulchanski discussing his research team’s extensive research on Toronto’s Three Cities.

Three Cities, video 3, Possible Solutions

A five minute review of how to begin to reverse the long term trends creating an increasingly divided city.

Three Cities, video 2, The Forces Dividing the City

A five minute explanation of the forces dividing the city, resulting in significant socio-spatial polarization in Toronto.

Three Cities, video 1, The Trends

A five minute explanation of the trends in socio-economic polarization in Toronto.