Social Inclusion

Forced Out: Evictions, Race, and Poverty in Toronto

Forced Out: Evictions, Race, and Poverty in Toronto

The study by the Wellesley Institute highlights the stark disparities in eviction filings across Toronto prior to COVID-19. Eviction filing rates were twice as high in neighbourhoods where more low-income renters live. Independent of this association, we also find that Toronto has a racialized eviction problem. Black Torontonians may be at increased risk of eviction.

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