We worked with the design groups InWithForward and MaRS Solution Lab to undertake qualitative, on the ground, research by talking to individuals and communities who are experiencing first hand barriers and challenges to wellness. We took a deep dive exploration of the needs, challenges and opportunities for urban wellness for all people in the 5 neighbourhoods.
This primary ethnographic research is rich in detail about people’s everyday lives in these 5 neighbourhoods, the needs they articulate and their future aspirations. It helps us understand where urban wellness is at in these neighbourhoods and where opportunities lie.
Interviews held with diverse neighbourhood residents, business owners and a selection of grassroots community organizations have built an emerging snapshot of the assets, challenges and needs experienced by a broader cross section of the community.