Two older model Toronto streetcars pass each other on Dundas Street with an old stone building in the background.

The 416. The T-dot. TO. My hometown, my first research site. ❤



Gender and condominium development

Kern, Leslie. 2010. Sex and the Revitalized City: Gender, Condominium Development, and Urban Citizenship. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press. Click here for a review: Review of Kern 2010.

Image of the Cover of Sex and the Revitalized City, with the title of the book in red lettering, image of feet in sandals and high heels walking, and a city skyline.

Kern, Leslie and Mullings, Beverley. 2013. Urban neoliberalism, urban insecurity and urban violence: Exploring the gender dimensions. In L. Peake and M. Reiker (Eds.) Rethinking Feminist Interventions into the Urban 23-40. London: Routledge.

Kern, Leslie. 2010. Gendering reurbanisation: Women and new-build gentrification in Toronto. Population, Space and Place 16(5) 363-379.

Kern, Leslie. 2010. Selling the ‘scary city’: Gendering freedom, fear and condominium development in the neoliberal city. Social and Cultural Geography 11(3) 209-230.

Kern, Leslie and Wekerle, Gerda R. 2008. Gendered spaces of redevelopment, gendered politics of city building. In J. DeSena (Ed.) Gender in an Urban World 233-262. Bingley, UK: Jai Press/Emerald.

Kern, Leslie. 2007. Reshaping the boundaries of public and private life: Gender, condominium development and the neoliberalization of urban living. Urban Geography 28(7) 657-681.

Gentrification in the Junction

Kern, Leslie. 2016. Rhythms of gentrification: Eventfulness and slow violence in a happening neighbourhood. cultural geographies 23(3) 441-457.

Kern, Leslie. 2015. From toxic wreck to crunchy chic: Environmental gentrification through the body. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 33(1) 67-83.

Kern, Leslie. 2013. All aboard: Women working the spaces of gentrification in Toronto’s Junction neighbourhood. Gender, Place and Culture 20(4) 510-527.

Women’s fear of violence in urban and suburban spaces

Kern, Leslie. 2005. In place and at home in the city: Connecting privilege, safety, and belonging for women in Toronto. Gender, Place and Culture 12(3) 357-377.