Poverty by Postal Code 2: Vertical Poverty

Poverty by Postal Code 2: Vertical Poverty presents new data on the growing concentration of poverty in the City of Toronto and the role that high-rise housing is playing in this trend. The report tracks the continued growth in the spatial concentration of poverty in Toronto neighbourhoods, and in high-rise buildings within neighbourhoods. It then examines the quality of life that high-rise buildings are providing to tenants today. Its primary focus is on privately owned building stock in Toronto’s inner suburbs. This research is part of United Way’s Building Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy.

What you'll find in this site

Along with information on the report, you can review the key findings, recommendations made by United Way Toronto, previous reports leading up to the release of Poverty by Postal Code 2: Vertical Poverty, stories from high-rise residents in our city, a media section, and various supplementary research and website resources.

Watch the press conference

United Way Toronto's President and CEO presented the new report to media on Wednesday, January 12, 2011.

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Susan McIsaac

Letter from Susan McIsaac,
President and CEO, United Way Toronto

Read a special message from our President and CEO Susan McIsaac on the release of Vertical Poverty by clicking here.