Environmental justice concerns in Jane-Finch, focus of student-community symposium

Jane-Finch intersection

York University students from the Faculty of Environmental Studies have digitally mapped contaminated areas or “brownfields” in the Jane and Finch neighbourhood and have identified potential concerns. They are hosting a student-community symposium about the issue Thursday.

Jane-Finch intersectionThe symposium will take place Dec. 5 at 6pm at York Woods Library, 1785 Finch Avenue West, Toronto. Refreshments will be provided.

The Jane-Finch area

The work by students was part of the Critical Urban Planning course held at the YU-TD Community Engagement Centre at Yorkgate Mall. At the symposium, they will present their project findings to local residents and advocacy groups, including an investigational report on the proposed Enbridge Gas Line 9B shipping of tar sands crude oil eastbound through the community.

The event is sponsored by the Faculty of Environmental Studies, the Community Action Planning Group, the YU-TD Community Engagement Centre, the Green Change (Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre), the Social Planning Toronto and the Black Creek Community Health Centre.