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COURSE OUTLINE CGEO 793 GEOGRAPHY OFTORONTO WINTER 2021CONTINUING EDUCATION Dr. Abednego AryeeCONTRACT LECTURER E-MAIL:LECTURE TIMES: [email protected]Mondays 6:30 to 9:30 pmCOURSE PREREQUISITES:NoneThe Chang School Office Hours:Monday to Thursday – 8:00am – 7:00pmFriday – 8:00am – 4:30pmSaturday – 8:15am – 1:15pm (closed July and August)Every effort will be made to manage the course as stated. However, adjustments may be necessary at the discretion of the continuing education contract lecturer. If so, students will be advised and alterations discussed in the class prior to implementation.It is the responsibility of students to ensure that they understand the University’s policies and procedures, in particular those relating to course management and academic integrity. A list of relevant policies is included at the end of this outline. Course Description:Founded in 1793 on First Nations territories, Toronto is Canada's largest metropolitan area and arguably a world class city. Although Toronto may reflect some of the characteristics of Canada as a whole, it is a distinct geographical space. This course provides students with an understanding of Toronto, by examining interrelated historical, social, cultural, political, and environmental issues. Throughout the course, North American and global perspectives are considered, where appropriate.Course Objectives:1.The course describes the history and uniqueness of Toronto as a sense of place and situates Toronto in the context of North American and world cities.2.Students will comprehend the forces that have shaped the form, structure, economic, social, political and environmental conditions of Toronto.3.Students will explore the various planning policies, programs and decisions that have influenced the evolution of the city of Toronto.Page 1 of 9
4.Students will critically examine immigration and multi-multiculturalism; diversity, inclusion, exclusion and the resulting cultural landscape and interrelationships among groups of people. 5. Students will understand the nature, causes and effects of the challenges that the city of Toronto faces today (fiscal squeeze, transit, traffic congestion, poverty, waste.management, homelessness, crimes, etc.). The course will highlight solutions and provide alternative pathways.Required Reading Resources:A range of reading materials covering the various topical areas will be provided. Course resources include chapters in books, government publications, journal articles and technical reports which can be obtained from the Ryerson library portal with the sources on pages 2-5.Course ComponentWeightDue DateMid-term Test 25 percent2/22/2021Essay30 percent3/8/2021Participation 10 percent1/25/2021 - 4/12/2021Final exam35 percentTBACourse Evaluation:Page 2 of 9
WeekDateTopicReading materials1Introduction: History of TorontoCleveland-Peck 2007, Levine 2014: Introduction, chapters 1 & 122Governance in the City of TorontoKeenan 2019, Speers 2018, Bramwell and Pierre 20173The structure and organization of the GTAConway and Hackworth 2007, Filion

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