lecture 19 - Urban Canada Introduction- Definition of urban...

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Unformatted text preview: Urban Canada Introduction- Definition of urban (in Canada) > 1000 (compare with other definitions, eg. 2500 in U.S)- Census metropolitan Area (CMA) : urban core population of at least 100000; currently 33 CMAs; 68% of Canadas population live in these CMAs- Canada became urban recently and rapidly - 1931 first census where 50% of Canadian classed as urban - Trends o Late 1920 = 50% urban (1931) o 1960s>50% metropolitan (Canadians living in cities . 100000) o 1970s> 50% suburban - The urban transformation: o 1921 6 cities >100000 0>1 million o 1961 18 cities>100000 2>1 million o 1996 25 cities >100000 4>1 million o 2006 33 cities>100000 6>1 million (Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton added)- Canadian urban system dominated by Quebec City-Windsor urban axis (Main Street Canadian equivalent to Megalopolis in U.S- Characteristics of Main Street o Total Area = 147000 km2 o 1996 population = 15.6 million o Density = 106.1 persons/km2 o Number of cities = 50 (17 of 33 CMAs)...
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2010 for the course MATH 1Z04 taught by Professor Childs during the Spring '08 term at McMaster University.

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