Sean Grisdale, Human Geography PhD Student


Home Campus:
U of T St. George

Other Degrees:
MA (Geography) University of Toronto (2018)
BA Honours (Geography) University of Victoria (2014)

Honours & Awards:
2019-2022 Canada Graduate Scholarship, Doctoral (SSHRC), University of Toronto
2018 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), University of Toronto
2016 Canada Graduate Scholarship, Masters (SSHRC), University of Toronto
2015 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), University of Toronto

Alan Walks

Contact Information:

Office: Room 621, Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George Street, U of T, M5S 3G3

Research Interests:

  • digital/platform capitalism
  • gentrification and neighbourhood change
  • political economy of housing and infrastructure development
  • financialization and financial crisis

Selected Publications:

Grisdale, S. (2019). Displacement by disruption: Short-term rentals and the political economy of “belonging anywhere” in Toronto. Urban Geography. Online First.

Grisdale, S. (2018). What Airbnb is doing to Toronto’s rental apartment market. Spacing Toronto. Available at:

Research Clusters:
Cities and Everyday Life, Political Spaces