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Canadian Urbanism Uncovered

Losing our connections

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Allan Crawford has dreams of building a lodge at the mouth of the Humber River. The Parks, Forestry and Recreation employee, who runs the Inner City Outtripping Centre, an outdoor education program that provides youth with opportunities to canoe, hike, swim, and camp, has been lobbying for the recreation facility for over six years now, but his face still grows red with excitement when he describes it. It'd be completely off the grid, a sustainable building where inner-city youth could bunk for a night or two, after spending the day canoeing, fishing, and hiking, receiving the kind of outdoor education they're usually bussed north for