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Toronto, No Mean City: Third Edition, Revised
Toronto, No Mean City: Third Edition, Revised
By Eric Arthur and Stephen Otto

This reprint of the third edition, prepared by Stephen Otto, updates Arthur's classic to include information and illustrations uncovered since the appearance of the first edition.

Published May 2017
The Many Rooms of this House: Diversity in Toronto's Places of Worship Since 1840
The Many Rooms of this House: Diversity in Toronto's Places of Worship Since 1840
By Roberto Perin

The Many Rooms of this House is a story about the rise and decline of religion in Toronto over the past 160 years.

Published Apr 2017
Newspaper City: Toronto's Street Surfaces and the Liberal Press, 1860-1935
Newspaper City: Toronto's Street Surfaces and the Liberal Press, 1860-1935
By Phillip Gordon Mackintosh

In Newspaper City, Phillip Gordon Mackintosh scrutinizes the reluctance of early Torontonians to pave their streets. Consequently, Mackintosh’s study reveals the contradictory nature of newspapers and the historiographical complexities of newspaper research.

Published Apr 2017
Making a Global City: How One Toronto School Embraced Diversity
Making a Global City: How One Toronto School Embraced Diversity
By Robert Vipond

Making a Global City critically examines the themes of diversity and community in a single primary school, the Clinton Street Public School in Toronto, between 1920 and 1990.

Published Mar 2017
SickKids: The History of the Hospital for Sick Children
SickKids: The History of the Hospital for Sick Children
David Wright
Foreword by Mary Jo Haddad
David Wright’s SickKids: The History of the Hospital for Sick Children chronicles the remarkable history of SickKids, including its triumphs and tragedies, its discoveries and dead-ends.
Published Nov 2016
Celebrating Urban Community Life: Fairs, Festivals, Parades, and Community Practice
Celebrating Urban Community Life: Fairs, Festivals, Parades, and Community Practice
By Melvin Delgado

Celebrating Urban Community Life is a comprehensive guide to understanding and enhancing communal celebrations as a source of community capital.

Published Apr 2016
Multicultural Cities: Toronto, New York, and Los Angeles
Multicultural Cities: Toronto, New York, and Los Angeles
By Mohammad Abdul Qadeer

In Multicultural Cities, Mohammad Abdul Qadeer offers a tour of three of North America’s premier multicultural metropolises – Toronto, New York, and Los Angeles

Published Mar 2016
Civic Symbol: Creating Toronto's New City Hall, 1952-1966
Civic Symbol: Creating Toronto's New City Hall, 1952-1966
By Christopher Armstrong
Foreword by John Sewell

Lavishly illustrated with contemporary photographs, plans, and drawings, Civic Symbol is the essential history of this iconic Canadian building.

Published Sep 2015
Kensington Market: Collective Memory, Public History, and Toronto's Urban Landscape
Kensington Market: Collective Memory, Public History, and Toronto's Urban Landscape
By Na Li

Li’s book will be a must-read for those fascinated with this iconic Toronto neighbourhood, as well as anyone with an interest in the role heritage and collective memory can play in urban planning.

Published Jun 2015
Toronto, the Belfast of Canada: The Orange Order and the Shaping of Municipal Culture
Toronto, the Belfast of Canada: The Orange Order and the Shaping of Municipal Culture
By William J. Smyth

Toronto, the Belfast of Canada explores the intolerant origins of today’s cosmopolitan city.

Published Apr 2015