Faculty

Social Science - Political Science

Supervisor Name

Professor Martin Horak

Keywords

outmigration, Covid-19, urban vs. rural, housing affordability, local government, municipalities, population growth, intraprovincial migration

Description

These articles examine the outmigration of people from urban Ontario to rural Ontario during the Covid-19 pandemic. These articles use census data from Statistics Canada to explore population growth rates across CMAs and CAs. In addition, data from Statistics Canada is used to demonstrate the impact of intraprovincial migration on small towns and rural Ontario. Moreover, these articles touch upon semi-structured interviews with local elected officials, local administrative officials, and community leaders to showcase the impact of urban outmigration on rural Ontario. These articles argue that housing affordability is one of the most salient consequences of urban outmigration. These articles conclude by discussing the expected level of permanence of urban outmigration.

Acknowledgements

I would like to acknowledge that my contribution to this project would not have been possible without the Undergraduate Student Research Internship. I would also like to thank my supervisor, Professor Martin Horak, for his mentorship.

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Document Type

Paper

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HOW URBAN OUTMIGRATION FROM TORONTO IS GOING TO IMPACT RURAL ONTARIO

These articles examine the outmigration of people from urban Ontario to rural Ontario during the Covid-19 pandemic. These articles use census data from Statistics Canada to explore population growth rates across CMAs and CAs. In addition, data from Statistics Canada is used to demonstrate the impact of intraprovincial migration on small towns and rural Ontario. Moreover, these articles touch upon semi-structured interviews with local elected officials, local administrative officials, and community leaders to showcase the impact of urban outmigration on rural Ontario. These articles argue that housing affordability is one of the most salient consequences of urban outmigration. These articles conclude by discussing the expected level of permanence of urban outmigration.

 

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