Transformations in Toronto’s Parkdale Neighbourhood, 1875-2002
A history of Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood, spanning three eras of suburban and urban development and examining the controversial planning practices that shaped it.
The James Bay Cree and Their Land
The James Bay Cree lived in relative isolation until 1970, when Northern Quebec was swept up in the political and cultural changes of the Quiet Revolution. Home Is the Hunter presents the historical, environmental, and cultural context from which this recent story grows.
A Population History
Becoming British Columbia investigates critical moments in the demographic record of British Columbia, including catastrophic epidemics, immigrant rushes, forced migrations, the fertility transition, and the baby boom, in an accessible yet scholarly and provocative way.
By exposing the details of the Dundas Square area in Toronto, this book shows how city planners can be overwhelmed by the machinations of money and power, and why the planning field is ill-equipped to find creative solutions for post-industrial problems.
Public Space and Social Memory in Vancouver
This vivid account of the creation of three public monuments in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside offers unique insights into the links between power, public space, and social memory and asks us to reconsider the nature and role of civic art.
A fascinating book that situates local places and local expressions of public memory such as statues, photographs, and oral stories at the centre of identity formation in twentieth-century Canada and beyond.
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