Co-chairs:  Emily Paradis, David Hulchanski

Next meeting 
Tuesday June 2
3pm – 5pm

The Housing Help Centre (formerly Scarborough Housing Help Centre)
2500 Lawrence Avenue East, Unit 205, Scarborough, M1P 2R7


Scarborough Housing Help Centre is located near the intersection of Lawrence Ave. East and Midland Ave., a short walk east of the Lawrence East LRT station. Parking is available. See for more information.


1) Neighbourhood research updates (participants share what they and/or their organizations are doing relevant to neighbourhood research and policy).

2) Presentation: Update on the Scarborough Rooming House Consultations: Issues for Tenants, Owners, Neighbours and the City by Regini David, West Scarborough Community Legal Services.



The study of neighbourhoods encompasses research on social change, housing and built form, retailing and local economic development, employment patterns, social service provision, culture, immigrant settlement, public health, crime and safety, environmental health, local politics and more.

No single researcher, discipline or institution can encompass all the important aspects of neighbourhood change affecting today’s cities. Research that informs policy making and program administration requires a range of expertise.

The TNRN is a network of researchers from universities, governments, social agencies, and community organizations whose work focuses on neighbourhoods in the greater Toronto area.

The aim is to connect individuals and agencies actively engaged in policy- and program-relevant research on neighbourhoods, to share and disseminate data, research methods, and findings.

The network meets periodically and maintains an e-mail distribution list. The meetings and the distribution list allow for networking, sharing and distributing information, promoting research collaborations, defining research agendas, identifying sources of research funding, and making better use of research knowledge to shape policy and programs.

The TNRN email distribution list is strictly private.  It will not be shared with others. It distributes meeting reminders and occasional notices about related events or resources.

The TNRN is not a membership organization. Researchers participate by attending networking meetings and contributing updates on their work at the meetings.

Participants in the network are not delegates from or representatives of their organizations. The TNRN does not provide direct support for research projects. It is not a membership organization or coalition. It does not take positions on issues or advocate policies.