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A new dawn

Since our Mambo / Joomla CMS-enabled website is no longer in existence, we decided to transition the former website into the more nimble blog format.

Part of our Neighbourhood now in NIA (Neighbourhood Improvement Area)

Under a new ranking system revealed by city staff on Monday, each of Toronto’s 140 neighbourhoods has been given an “equity score” based on 15 criteria that includes health, economics, political participation and education. A team of experts set 42.89 as a benchmark score. Communities that fall below the line are designated as a “Neighbourhood Improvement Area,” which replaces the old “Priority Neighbourhood Area.”
Black Creek scored the lowest, with 21.38. Lawrence Park north was the highest, with 92.05.Westminster-Branson, ranked 38th overall, came in at 46.57. This north Toronto neighbourhood is one of eight that no longer qualifies as a priority investment area. Malvern, Dorset Park, L’Amoreaux, Yorkdale-Glen Park, Steeles, Englemount-Lawrence and Humber Heights-Westmount round out that list.Each was part of the city’s original neighbourhoods program, which was launched eight years ago after the so-called Summer of the Gun.The designation meant the community of about 24,000 in War…

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