A Look at Skid Row 1976 - Where is it Going?

Burkholder, Susan
Publisher:  Woodgreen Community Centre, Toronto, Canada
Year Published:  1976  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX166

A final report to the Non-Medical Use of Drugs Directorate on trends in Skid-Row movement.

Abstract:  As housing use has changed in the past few years in downtown Toronto, there had been speculation that the skid row population was moving eastward into the Riverdale area. The purpose of this study was to document this hypothesis. The conclusion was that, in fact, this was not happening but that there is a significant number of "skid-row-prone" persons living in the area.
A Skid Row person was defined as one who possessed six of ten characteristics outlined by the investigator. A skid row prone person would possess three to five of these. To carry out the investigation, an agency and a street survey was used over a period of eighteen weeks. It concludes with three recommendations centering around further research and planning.

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