Walkability Report Released

Density and walkability don't come hand in hand in many Toronto neighborhoods, finds the report “Walkability in Toronto’s High-rise Neighbourhoods,” recently released by University of Toronto's Paul M. Hess and Jane Farrow, former Executive Director of Jane’s Walk. The community-focused study describes the experiences of residents in car-oriented neighborhoods with apartment towers. Many people in these inner ring suburbs have limited access to cars and walk despite the hostile walking environment.

Jointly funded by Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Toronto Community Foundation (TCF), the comprehensive report is the first of its kind in North America. Read the Executive Summary here.

Posted On: December 6, 2011