Displacement in Urban Core Mapping Project

Map of Displacement 2020 KW

Released May 12 2021 - Mapping Displacement in Kitchener-Waterloo: REPORT
CKMS Interview with researchers Faryal Diwan and William Turman

Interactive Map of Displacement

The Displacement Mapping project expanded on the 2019 Life Stories of Displacement study, and is funded by the Ontario Job Creation Partnership while being incorporated into a SSHRC-funded project that examines gentrification led by Dr. Brian Doucet. In addition to the 20 interviews collected in 2019, 30 interviews were added in 2020 exploring the impact on racialized, LGBTQ+, Indigenous and immigrant populations. Experiential knowledge reveals the loss of affordable housing, social and community spaces, stores, neighbourhoods, and personal loss from the past five to ten years. The map also reveals small-scale changes that do not show up in statistics and can only be revealed through an intimate knowledge of place. Explore the urban core of Kitchener-Waterloo through the eyes and words of residents who suffered the loss and are still to find their rightful place in our community.

The views expressed in the map presentation are the views of the Social Development Centre Waterloo Region and do not necessarily reflect those of the Province of Ontario. 

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