GEO 793 Lecture Notes - Soil Conservation

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The Shape of the Suburbs Toronto:
- Toronto recommends for better farm practices, improved farm ponds, better soil
conservation, more assistance for farmers, and the protection of wild life
- Enhance sewage disposal techniques so as to improve the water quality in the lower
reaches of the Don River
- The Don River forest should have been protected rather than swallowed up by sprawl
- Water quality should have been maintained so that streams could continue to swarm
out with trout
- Farms should have been protected to help serve the city
- As the war ended, immigrants began arriving and had high expectations for the city
of Toronto
- With its strong and growing financial sector, it had become the leading economic
center in the country
- Manufacturing, which had bloomed during the war years, continued to expand, and
investors looked at opportunities to meet both the pent-up and new demands
- The new development forms were at low densities and they sprawled over the
countryside
- Don Valley became mostly a transportation corridor and the Don Valley forest was
cut down for suburban tracts
- Suburban growth around Toronto relied on a steady supply of new water service,
sewers, and roads to continue its relentless pace
- Developers started to construct new houses on large lots at low densities in the
fringes
- The automobile became the popular means of transportation in the new suburb, and
retail was focused on shopping centers
- The demand for suburban houses seemed to increase
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Toronto recommends for better farm practices, improved farm ponds, better soil conservation, more assistance for farmers, and the protection of wild life. Enhance sewage disposal techniques so as to improve the water quality in the lower reaches of the don river. The don river forest should have been protected rather than swallowed up by sprawl. Water quality should have been maintained so that streams could continue to swarm out with trout. Farms should have been protected to help serve the city. As the war ended, immigrants began arriving and had high expectations for the city of toronto. With its strong and growing financial sector, it had become the leading economic center in the country. Manufacturing, which had bloomed during the war years, continued to expand, and investors looked at opportunities to meet both the pent-up and new demands. The new development forms were at low densities and they sprawled over the countryside.

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