(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Challenging the rhetoric of stigmatization : the benefits of concentrated poverty in Toronto’s Regent Park

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

AUGUST M. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography and Program in Planning, Univ., Toronto, CANADA


This paper analyzes the impacts of territorial stigmatization on the experiences and life strategies of residents of Regent Park, Canada’s first and largest public housing estate. It reveals that tenants have deep attachments to Regent Park despite its reputation, and enjoy a strong sense of community; they have access to dense networks of friendship and support, local amenities and convenience, and services and agencies that suit their needs. While these benefits are real, they are counteracted by the impacts of coping with a neglected physical environment resulting from welfare state retrenchment (particularly on the housing front); and coping with safety issues and drug-related activities


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no6 [pp. 1317-1333]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 1 phot.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1068/a45635

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