Series explores region's changing neighbourhoods: Cultivating neighbourhoods

“York is a hard region to get attached to in a social sense,” Richmond Hill resident Tanya Shute said. As executive director of the Krasman Centre, a Yonge Street storefront helping the marginalized and homeless, Ms Shute experiences the full spectrum of life in York. “The regional government makes it hard to have a neighbourhood focus,” she said. Her Mill Pond neighbourhood, she explained, feels like a community. However, that’s an exception for most, not the rule. “It’s difficult because that sense is tied to privilege and social inclusion,” she said. “Our clients don’t feel that way.” Ms Shute said she loves living and working in York Region, but won’t shy from discussing its ample issues.

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July 23, 2009
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