Archive: Architecture, Pathway To Success

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Take a stroll down any street in Toronto lately and you'll see cranes and bulldozers hard at work. And it's not just the condos going up and up. Famous architects are redesigning some of Ontario's most-loved public spaces like the Royal Ontario Museum and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Two people who have opinions on the new designs are with me today. Christopher Hume is a columnist for the Toronto Star. Shirley Blumberg is an architect with the firm Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg in Toronto. Regent Park is the poorest neighbourhood in Toronto. Up until three years ago, 56% of the young people of Regent Park dropped out of high school. That was twice the city average. Now that's no longer the case, yet Regent Park is still a poor neighbourhood. So what's the difference? A project called Pathways to Education. My guests are here to tell us about Pathways. Norman Rowen is the project's Executive Director. Pauline McKenzie is the principal of Jarvis Collegiate Institute. And Richard Fung is a student at Jarvis who has been involved with Pathways for three years. This show contains Planet Parent segment "Deaf Teen".
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