GEO 793: The Geography of Toronto- Winter 2015
Course Instructor Valentina Capurri JOR 601 Ext. 3120 firstname.lastname@example.org Office Hours: Monday 15:00 to 17:30
Sec. 1: Mon. 13:00 to 15:00 DSQ2, Wed. 11:00 to 12:00 LIB072
Sec. 2: Mon. 11:00 to 13:00 EPH229; Wen. 9:00 to 10:00 ENG101
Sec. 3: Mon. 18:00 to 21:00 TRS2166
Course Exclusions: This is an Upper Level Liberal Studies. The course is not available to students in the Geographic Analysis Program and in the Urban and Regional Planning Program
***Faculty Course Surveys will be conducted online between 20 March and 30 March 2015 ***
Course Description: Founded in 1793 by John Graves Simcoe as the Town of York, capital of Upper Canada,…show more content… Assignments should be written in a report format
If in the final reflections you decide to quote or paraphrase other scholars, you MUST provide references
MOST IMPORTANT THING: Tell me what YOU think, your opinion matters!
How to proceed: For Assignment 2, the first step is “to get out there”: you must physically reach the BIA selected in Assignment 1 and dine in one of its restaurants. In your report you must indicate: a) name of the venue; b) exact location; c) day and time of your visit; d) whether it is a franchise or independent restaurant; e) its external appearance; f) its internal appearance; g) the approximate number of staff at the time of your visit; h) the approximate number of costumers at the time of you visit; i) the menu and the average price of starters, entrees, and drinks; j) the treatment you received. Once you have all the information, you are expected to draw some conclusions on the venue with respect to the clientele it caters to and whether or not, in your opinion, it is a good fit for the BIA where it is located. You might take pictures if useful to substantiate your argument (I do not want website pictures, only pictures taken by you).
For Assignment 3, you will discuss transportation in the BIA selected in assignment 1. The first step is to visit the area (indicate in the report the day and time of your visit. Depending on the BIA,