Immigrant Integration and Urban Renewal in Toronto by B. de Neumann, R. Mezoff, A.H. Richmond

By B. de Neumann, R. Mezoff, A.H. Richmond

English and the group services at the foundation of various ethnic associations that function within the immigrant's personal mom tongue. those contain neighborhood shops and markets, church buildings, golf equipment, welfare corporations and different corporations that serve the wishes of the neighborhood inhabitants. usually employment possibilities in occupa­ tions the place English is not sensible also are on hand to women and men within the neighbourhood. those ethnic neighbourhoods convey a excessive measure of useful interdependence which might be significantly disrupted through city renewal schemes concerning frequent clearance. The proposed extension of freeways may perhaps provide upward push to difficulties during this admire. Even the "spot clearance" schemes of a extra restricted type could have extra critical social and human repercussions in such parts in view of the excessive prevalence of "doubling". it truly is major that sure making plans parts during which city renewal has already proceeded, equivalent to the Don sector together with the Regent Park public housing scheme, have consisted predominantly of native-born Canadians of British starting place. The adventure received in those schl~mes isn't really prone to be an invaluable consultant to the possible consequen -;es of development and different schemes in these components with a mt l"e heterogeneous inhabitants. An exam of the inhabitants .::haracteristics in these parts targeted for renewal sooner or later means that the social results and human implications of those plans can be a little diversified from previous experience.

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This is shown in Table 18. As the neighbourhood integration score increased so the proportion of the respondents who indicated an intention to move declined. For example, 83 % of those with a neighbourhood integration score of zero planned to move, compared with only 6 % of those with the highest score. This relationship held good even after nativity and length of residence in the neighbourhood were controlled. When only those who expected to move were considered the neighbourhood integration score was correlated with the imminence of the intended move.

A third of the foreign-born compared with 56 % of the native-born respondents had lived in the neighbourhood (that is, within 5 blocks of ,their present residence) for nine years or more. 19 CHARACTERISTICS OF HOUSEHOLD HEADS TABLE 4. f. 16 Table 4 shows that there were only marginally significant differences between native-born and foreign-born in length of residence at the present address. Although native-born respondents were more likely to have been resident at the present address three years or more, Table 4 indicates that there was considerable mobility even among the native-born households.

Total Sample (N=316) Native-Born (N=120) Foreign-Born (N=196) Probable Range of Error at 95% Level of Confidence for Varying Sizes of Sample. 3 • This table allows for effects of clustering in the sample and is based on the formula 4 V [P(l-p)/n] for the samplinll error. 15 SURVEY METHODOLOGY Chi-Square was used to test for the significance of relationships throughout this report. Levels of significance appear with each table when applicable and phi or Cramer's V as a measure of association. 01 level of significance should be interpreted with caution.

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