Geographies of Displacement in the Creative City: The Case of Liberty Village, Toronto

@article{Catungal2009GeographiesOD,
  title={Geographies of Displacement in the Creative City: The Case of Liberty Village, Toronto},
  author={John Paul Catungal and Deborah Leslie and Yvonne Hii},
  journal={Urban Studies},
  year={2009},
  volume={46},
  pages={1095 - 1114}
}
Creative industries are increasingly associated with employment, tourism and the attraction and retention of talent in economic development discourse. However, there is a need to foreground the interests involved in promoting the creative city and the political implications of such policies. This paper analyses new industry formation in Liberty Village—a cultural industry precinct in inner-city Toronto, Canada. The focus is on the place-making strategies at work in constructing Liberty Village… 

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