BDC & York University – Planning in Toronto Workshop



Black Daddies Club has partnered with York University’s graduate planning program to teach the fall 2016 course Planning in Toronto workshop, which will focus on developing a GIS mapping system that will be introduced during the Black Love Matters 2017 Un-Conference.

This course investigates how urban planning is informed by and closely related to the overarching, infrastructural challenges faced by the African, Caribbean & Black Canadian community in the GTA. The workshop will provide insight into alternative, anti-racist planning strategies and projects that promote community development in the GTA. Students will learn about these strategies and projects, the methodologies around which they were designed and the various challenges that they aimed to address. The course will also furnish students with an overview of anti-Black racism in Canada and how it intersects with other forms of discrimination. In addition, students will be introduced to the movements and organizations that sought to respond to the peculiar violence of Canadian-style, anti-Black racism. This course is open to graduate students at York and also to community members. If  you are a community member and are interested applying for the course, please email Patricia Assabe