Toronto’s poor concentrated in aging highrises

They rise up among the postwar bungalows of Toronto's inner suburbs. Towering buildings that house hundreds of thousands of the city's poorest people. These apartments are often the first home for those who came to this country looking for a better life. Once built to house modest-income and middle-class families, these aging highrises have increasingly fallen into disrepair and become rife with problems — drug dealing, vandalism, bug infestations, overcrowding — and increasing poverty.

Publication Date: 
January 12, 2011
Journal Name: 
The Toronto Star