Introduction (WHAT IS and WHERE?)
CITY OF TORONTO
Mississauga City Centre
Vaughan Corporate Centre
Downtown St. Catharines
Other City of Toronto UGCs
- Megazones: Employment in the GGH's megazones are located around the Pearson Airport, the 404/407 highway interchange and the 400/407 intersection. Areas of the heavy job loss in the GGH include areas outside on downtown Toronto and old city centers (Brampton), Hamilton and Oshawa. Megazones take up about 20% of the core jobs in the GGH, and because of the high concentration in these megazones about 80% of these obs would be considered core employment. Looking at the transportation on the maps it shows the different GOrails that can be used for work outside of the downtown core, They help to makeup for the 500,000+ work trip that are made in an out of Toronto daily.
- SKID's (Suburban Knowledge-Intensive Districts): The SKIDs identified in the GGH are the Airport (within the airport megazone) and Markham (within the Tor-York east megazone). Finance, business and engineering jobs are found in the SKID surrounding the highway.
Tor-York West Megazone
Airport Megazone (incl. SKID)
Tor-York East Megazone (incl. SKID)
MEGAZONES TOTAL (incl. SKIDS)
Airport Megazone w/o SKID
Tor-York East Megazone w/o SKID
Rest of the GGH
TOTAL CORE EMPLOYMENT GGH
- Downtown Core: Downtown Toronto has the densest job concentration and has been growing significantly. There has been a steady increase of core jobs on the outskirts of the city. However, as expected there are smaller areas where jobs have been lost as well, but the core job loss is mainly in the inner suburban areas like Oshawa, Waterloo, St. Catherines, and areas south of the QEW. These show indicators of economic change and development in the GGH because the shifting economic structure can only result in shifting the regional economic geography as well. Downtown Toronto and SKIDs are bringing in many jobs that are knowledge-intensive such as finance, business, and medical services. They tend to cluster in these locations because there is most likely a bigger population resulting in a higher demand for them. These demands can vary based on the work environment and accessibility.
- The urbanization of the GGH is creating a sense of competition for the older and smaller businesses that may be solely reliant on the income from that business, but big box companies or known chains are being spread around the area at a fast rate resulting in a loss of jobs, homes, and everything they need to stay afloat, especially if they are located downtown Toronto where the rent and housing prices are extremely expensive. This only leads to pushing people out of the cities to the suburban areas where the cost of living is more affordable.
- Because of the deindustrialization of factories, the GGH has turned to more knowledge-based jobs
- The suburban areas are losing jobs because they were mainly industry based jobs and those are all being pushed out. We need to find way sto stop the negative environmental and economic changes being made to suburban areas that have been associated with the growth of the region itself.
- because of the downtown core being the area for almost all the different systems it's been shown to be the influence on people's decision making on whether to move out of the city or move in
- The economy is now taken over by globalization and deindustrialization it's caused a mass production of buildings along with the megazones.
- In Toronto especially we have been getting rid of many family owned businesses or "run down" areas and revamping them to help create a better Toronto lifestyle and give consumers more options. For example if you look at the Bloor and Dufferin area or the bloor and Bathurst area.
- because people will go to where work is being offered, has caused the Downtown Toronto area and the three megazones in the GGH to have manny available job opportunities.