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Canadian Encyclopedia
The full text of The Canadian Encyclopedia and its related resources has been made available online by the Historica Foundation as a public service since 1999. Since its publication in book form in 1985, The Canadian Encyclopedia ...

News Releases

Memory as Resistance: Grassroots Archives and the Battle of Memory
2012-11-02
Connexions Archive
CONNEXIONS and Beit Zatoun are spotlighting grassroots archives this November with an open house and networking event November 24, a talk and discussion November 27, and an exhibit (November 16-27).

Sources Select Resources

The Case for Grassroots Archives
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called "the battle of memory". People's history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden historie...
Gooderham and Worts
Wikipedia article
Article
Gooderham and Worts was a Canadian company that was once the largest distiller of alcoholic beverages in Canada. Its former manufacturing facilities on the Toronto Waterfront are today the well-known ...
Historial Maps of Toronto
A collection of maps to amuse, delight and inform
Website
2013
MyseumIntersections
Website
2016
Myseum of Toronto
Seven News
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1970
Seven News
Seven News (7 News) was a community newspaper published in the area of Toronto east of downtown which at the time was known as Ward 7. Seven News was published from 1970 to 1985. Seven News is no long...
Seven News: The Story of a Community Newspaper
Horrocks, Lisa
Article
1984
An essay about the Toronto community newspaper Seven News, written in 1984 by Lisa Horrocks, who was part of Seven News as a staff or board member for a number of years.
Sewell, John
Connexipedia Article
Article
Political activist and writer on municipal affairs. The mayor of Toronto, Canada from 1978 to 1980. (Born 1940).
Urban amenities; erotic anxieties
Baths, lavatories, and the YMCA: The politics of bodies in civic space
Bebout, Rick
Article
2002
Rick Bebout
A history of public baths, in particular public baths and similar spaces in Toronto in the last century, and the changing perceptions and uses of such spaces by the public, in particular the treatment...
Vintage Toronto
Website
Photos of old Toronto.

Sources Bookshelf

Along the Shore: Rediscovering Toronto's Waterfront Heritage
Fairburn, M. Jane
Book
2013
Toronto area residents and visitors who are curious about the history of some of the city's outstanding waterfront features will like M. Jane Fairburn's Along the Shore. The book offers a trove of his...
Cabbagetown
Garner, Hugh
Book
1950
Depicts life in the Toronto neighbourhood of Cabbagetown during the Depression.
Cabbagetown in Pictures
Kelly, Colleen
Book
1984
Photos of Toronto's historic Cabbagetown, with accompanying text.
Cabbagetown, Remembered
Rust-D'Eye, George
Book
1984
Stories and photographs of the Toronto neighbourhood known as old Cabbagetown.
From Politics to Profit
The Commercialization of Canadian Daily Newspapers, 1890-1920
Sotiron, Minko
Book
1997
Analyzes the transformation of Canadian newspapers that occurred between 1890 and 1920 when daily newspapers slowly changed from political mouthpieces to a marketable industry.
Liberal Dreams and Nature's Limits
Great Cities of North America Since 1600
Lemon, James T.
Book
1996
An exploration of city life through time, focusing on the life [economically, socially, politically, etc.] of five large North American cities at various times in the past - Philadelphia during the ti...
The Ojibwa of Southern Ontario
Schmalz, Peter S.
Book
1991
A history of the Ojibwa in Southern Ontario.
Parkdale in Pictures
Its Development to 1889
Laycock, Margaret; Myrvold, Barbara
Book
1991
The formative years of a Toronto city neighbourhood.
Reclaiming the Don
An Environmental History of Toronto's Don River Valley
Bonnell, Jannifer L.
Book
2015
Illuminates the impact of the Don River Valley on Toronto's development and unearths the missing story of the relationship between the river, the valley, and the city.
Todmorden Mills
A Human and Natural History
Herzber, Louise; Juhola, Helen
Book
1987
An urban natural history pamphlet.
Toronto Rocks
The Geological Legacy of the Toronto Region
Eyles, Nick; Clinton, Laura
Book
1998
Toronto’s urban geology.
The Ward
The Life and Loss of Toronto's First Immigrant Neighbourhood
Lorinc, John; McClelland, Michael; Scheinberg, Ellen; Taylor, Tatum
Book
2015
The story of the growth and destruction of Toronto’s first 'priority neighbourhood.'


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