Key Themes

Residents care most about Safety, Transportation & Mobility, and Local Amenities & Services.

These sections discuss in more detail the areas that our survey and interviews identified as key themes of concern to residents in our study areas. These themes speak to our guiding research goal, to reveal what Toronto inner suburban residents themselves see as key priorities for their neighbourhoods and to tap into their collective knowledge about why these are areas of significance and what they think should be done about them. We discuss the clearest areas of shared priority — safety, transit & mobility, and amenities & services — as well as other areas that showed widespread importance: housing and diversity.