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Approaches to Poverty in the Toronto School Board, 1970 - 1990
No Shallow Roots
Gaskell, Jane; Laura-Lee, K; Katrina, P
Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis
Published in Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice. December, 2009
The Case for Grassroots Archives
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...
'Equality Now!': Race, Racism and Resistance in the 1970s Toronto
PhD thesis, Queen's University, 2012
Gooderham and Worts
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
Myseum of Toronto
Sci-fi author Judith Merril and the very real story of Toronto's Spaced Out Library
A prolific author and pioneer Merril's donation of 5,000 items started the Toronto Public Library's massive speculative fiction collection.
Toronto Star Newspapers
The story of Judith Merril's work promoting and developing Science-fiction writing in Canada, and the founding of the Rochdale Library, which later became the Spaced Out Library.
Serial Publication (Periodical)
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: Principles & Purposes
Statement of principles of Seven News, a community newspaper.
Seven News: The Story of a Community Newspaper
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.
Political activist and writer on municipal affairs. The mayor of Toronto, Canada from 1978 to 1980. (Born 1940).
The Streets Belong to the People
Expressway Disputes in Canada, c. 1960 - 75
PhD Thesis, McMaster University, 2012
SUPA, Selma, and Stevenson
The Politics of Solidarity in mid-1960s Toronto
Churchill, David S
Published in Journal of Canadian Studies, 41 (Spring 2010)
Urban amenities; erotic anxieties
Baths, lavatories, and the YMCA: The politics of bodies in civic space
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...
Photos of old Toronto.
When a hurricane swept through Toronto, this firefighter made the heartbreaking first rescue attempt
Hurricane Hazel caused 81 deaths and more than $1B in damages in 2017 dollars
On the wet and windy evening of Oct. 15, 1954, Hurricane Hazel was bearing down on the city. The fire department was to take no unnecessary risks in the storm, which had already claimed more than 400 ...
Along the Shore: Rediscovering Toronto's Waterfront Heritage
Fairburn, M. Jane
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...
Depicts life in the Toronto neighbourhood of Cabbagetown during the Depression.
Cabbagetown in Pictures
Photos of Toronto's historic Cabbagetown, with accompanying text.
Stories and photographs of the Toronto neighbourhood known as old Cabbagetown.
From Politics to Profit
The Commercialization of Canadian Daily Newspapers, 1890-1920
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.
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.
A history of the Ojibwa in Southern Ontario.
Parkdale in Pictures
Its Development to 1889
Laycock, Margaret; Myrvold, Barbara
The formative years of a Toronto city neighbourhood.
Reclaiming the Don
An Environmental History of Toronto's Don River Valley
Bonnell, Jannifer L.
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.
A Human and Natural History
Herzber, Louise; Juhola, Helen
An urban natural history pamphlet.
The Geological Legacy of the Toronto Region
Eyles, Nick; Clinton, Laura
Toronto’s urban geology.
The Life and Loss of Toronto's First Immigrant Neighbourhood
Lorinc, John; McClelland, Michael; Scheinberg, Ellen; Taylor, Tatum
The story of the growth and destruction of Toronto’s first 'priority neighbourhood.'
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