Parkdale is undergoing significant change. There is a high concentration of affordable housing (including rental, social and supportive housing, and rooming houses) located mostly south of Queen St. In contrast, the residential stock north of Queen St. is gentrifying rapidly, with progressively more affluent residents moving in.
Please read the attached report which examines the opportunities for developing a community food strategy for the downtown Toronto neighbourhood of Parkdale. In particular, the report focuses on the food needs of vulnerable populations in Parkdale who are over-represented in Parkdale compared to other Toronto neighbourhoods, including low-income people, recent immigrants, and people facing homelessness, mental health or addiction issues.
Download the report: Beyond Bread and Butter (2010)