The "Creative Class" Creates a Global Urban Clash
From: Shift Change
In this chapter, the author examines the relationship between Hamilton and Toronto, and how these two once-divided cities are now closely intertwined. The chapter also explores gentrification in Hamilton, which happened as young well-paid professionals migrated into old urban centres, and the role of art and artists in this process.
Stephen Dale is the author of four previous non-fiction books exploring issues ranging from the rise of the media-based environmental politics of Greenpeace; the impacts of suburban culture on politics in Canada and the United States; and the role of youth-focused propaganda in creating support for the bloodbath that was the First World War. He's been a freelance contributor to leading Canadian and international publications, was Canadian correspondent for InterPress Service news agency, and has created numerous radio documentaries for the CBC. He lives in Ottawa, Ontario.