Gurveen Dhaliwal travels back in time to illustrate how community, belonging, inclusion and all the messy stuff in between, barriers, loneliness and displacement has transformed in Queensborough’s social, political and economic landscapes (or has it?). She ends with optimism calling for New West to move towards becoming a resilient city.
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