Economy - Urbanization (+ Some Trade)by Ian Gregory
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<div>The Canadian Encyclopedia - Urbanization</div><div><br></div><div>This article tells all about how Canada was urbanized, from its beginning as New France, to what it is today, a separate country.</div><div><br></div><div>The Phase 3 section is most relevant to our current topic. While there isn't much in the two paragraphs, they provide a general overview, and you can click the inline links for more information.</div> www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca Urbanization is a complex process in which a country's population centres tend to become larger, more specialized and more interdependent over time.
<div>The Canadian Encyclopedia - Economic History (Scroll to "Growth of Cities")</div><div><br></div><div>This article says more about urbanization as related to Canadian economy. It tells you about how certain large Canadian cities started out, and how their economy grew.</div> www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca The economic history of what is now Canada begins with the hunting, farming and trading societies of the Indigenous peoples. Following the arrival of Europeans in the 16th century, the economy has undergone a series of seismic shifts, marked by the early Atlantic fishery, the transcontinental fur trade, then rapid urbanization, industrialization and technological change. Although different industries have come and gone, Canada’s reliance on natural resources — from fur to timber to minerals to oil, and on export markets for these commodities, particularly the United States — has underpinned much of the economy through the centuries and does so still in many regions today.
<div>This photo is Toronto during the industrial revolution. As you can see, there are lots of buildings tightly packed together and smokestacks spewing smoke out of many factories.</div><div><br></div><div>(Extracted from The Canadian Encyclopedia - Industrialization)</div> tce-live2.s3.amazonaws.com
BBC Video on Migration <div>Although this video deals mainly with the UK, a lot of the same reasons for migration applied here, too. Around 2:35, you can stop watching, as the rest of the video is mostly pointless.</div> www.youtube.com
<div>Flashback Canada</div><div><br></div><div>Open the textbook to page 192 and read the parts on urbanization. While it' short, there is some real quality information!</div>
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