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Here are some additional articles that relate to cultural spaces and districts, heritage, and local development.

Cultural spaces:

Toronto's Chinatown needs heritage designation, community advocates tell city

Chinatown symbolic of city’s failed efforts to protect unique neighbourhoods

Preserving heritage amidst development:

A luxury homebuilder tore down a Toronto heritage home without a permit. What happens next could test Ontario’s heritage rules

Councillors balk at plans for five highrise towers hidden in province’s plan for Ontario Line transit hub

For affordable housing and also to preserve and maintain important cultural hubs within the community:

Toronto neighbourhood just bought a building to save it from greedy landlords

About the Parkdale neighbourhood land trust

In Spacing Toronto’s urban oral history series, Hannah Curtis created a map that overlays current safe spaces for LGBTQ2+ people vs. 1970s & 80s locations. Check out her map & article about discovering the challenges of a different generation:

Urban Oral History: Understanding The Village of 1970s and ’80s

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