Toronto’s Poor talk by Bryan Palmer and Gaétan Héroux

380 Victoria Street, Ryerson University POD 250 (second floor), Toronto, ON

Ryerson Faculty of Arts’ Department of History, Department of Politics and Public Administration and Community Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT) invite you to a talk on Toronto’s Poor. A Rebellious History.

Trent Professor Bryan Palmer, local historian of the working-class, and anti-poverty activist Gaétan Héroux will present their new book.

Toronto’s Poor reveals the long and too often forgotten history of poor people’s resistance. It details how the homeless, the unemployed, and the destitute have struggled to survive and secure food and shelter in the wake of the many panics, downturns, recessions, and depressions that punctuate the years from the 1830s to the present.

Opening remarks and welcome: Kike Roach, Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy, moderator: Cathy Crowe, Distinguished Visiting Practitioner.

Light refreshments will be provided.