Change in Global Economies Effect on Food Security and Food Banks Use in Toronto

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Change in Global Economies Effect on Food Security and Food Banks Use in Toronto

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Introduction3
Changes in the Global Economy...……………………………………………. 3 Space of Inequality….………….……………………………………………… 4 Processes of Chance …………………………………………………………… 4 Outcomes………………………………………..……………………………… 5 Conclusion ………………………………………..…………………………… 7 References…………………………...………………………………………… 8

Change in Global Economies Effect on Food Security and Food Banks Use in Toronto Introduction
Toronto has been one of the fastest growing cities in terms of urban development. Not only has it gone from a rural area to rapid urban growth, but has an intensifying growing population. It is one of the finest and wealthiest cities to live in because of its constant improvement and development. However, along with growth come many challenges the city must deal with. A changing global economy brings upon changes in immigration, poverty, homelessness, policy changes, and living standard. The purpose of this report is to discuss the challenges that come with a growing urban economy, specifically looking at the changes in the total structure of Toronto and the policy changes in accordance to them, and its effect on food security and food bank use in detail. Changes in the Global Economy

In the 1990s, the world was going through significant changes. The world was becoming more advance quite quickly. The war ended and the industrial revolution was occurring. They switched from hand production processes to machine manufacturing. Countries were coming up with new complex technologies. The world was slowly going from a rural to urban city. More construction began going from land to new buildings. Countries also started interacting with one another with imports and exports occurring. Many places also started going from a capitalist economy to a mixed economy with businesses having more freedom, flexibility, and control over what and how much products to produce. It was obvious that the world was going through an extreme advance altogether. Toronto as a Space of Inequality

The changes of the global economy caused inequality of space. For instance Toronto first started off with neighbourhoods of many variations of people. But as changes begun and Toronto became more of a city, there was a distinct segregation. It was clearly seen that the middle and upper class were slowly taking over. There was also a distinction between race and culture. The space of inequality will further be discussed later on in the essay. Process of Change

Over the years there has been an extreme change in the Toronto city. Toronto went through a gentrification between the 1950s and 1970s. Gentrification could be said to be the “the buying and renovation of houses and stores in deteriorated urban neighbourhoods by upper- or middle-income families or individuals, thus improving property values but often displacing low-income families and small businesses.” In simpler terms, the area is decomposed to make it more appealing to middle class people. The population grew to 3 million by 1980 (Weiss, 15). Toronto alone houses 41.5% of the total GTA making it almost half the population. The immigration policy changed allowing more immigrants into Canada. The city started becoming multi-cultural and bilingual. Toronto started getting more technologically advanced and the necessity of cars grew. The Toronto core mostly served local tenants, employees, and tourists, most relying on the transportation system to access shopping centers and other necessities. One change that happened through gentrification was the building of the Gardiner Expressway and the subway system. To accommodate the growing middle class family, construction began in Toronto with more mixed housing and high rise buildings. The number of houses in the area over the year has increased however a significant decrease in the size has dropped (Simmons, 1).The structure of the city as a whole started to change....
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