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Environmental justice concerns in Jane-Finch, focus of York U student-community symposium

TORONTO, Dec. 4, 2013 – York University students from the Faculty of Environmental Studies have digitally mapped contaminated areas or “brownfields” in the Jane and Finch neighbourhood and have identified potential concerns, as part of their Critical Urban Planning course, held at the YU-TD Community Engagement Centre located in Yorkgate Mall. At a student-community symposium on December 5, they will present to local residents and advocacy groups their project findings, including an investigational report on the proposed Enbridge Gas Line 9B shipping of tar sands crude oil eastbound through the community.

WHAT:   Environmental Justice in Jane-Finch, a Student-Community Symposium
WHERE: York Woods Library, 1785 Finch Avenue West (see map)
WHEN:   Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, 6:00pm

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Media Contact:
Gloria Suhasini, York University, 416 736 2100 ext. 22094 / suhasini@yorku.ca