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Cities Matter

A Montrealer’s Ode to Jane Jacobs, Economist

Why do cities exist? Can’t we find better ways of organizing life on earth? With the climate crisis and other environmental issues, are cities part of the problem? Or can they help solve … 152 View
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Decolonize Hipsters

Few urban critters are more reviled than the hipster. They are notoriously difficult to define, and yet we know one when we see one. No wonder: they were among the global cultural phenomena that … 148 View
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Dream States

Smart Cities, Technology, and the Pursuit of Urban Utopias

Is the ‘smart city’ the utopia we’ve been waiting for? The promise of the so-called smart city has been at the forefront of urban planning and development since the early 2010s, … 290 View

Storming the Old Boys’ Citadel

Two Pioneer Women Architects of Nineteenth Century North America

“Women” and “architecture” were once mutually exclusive terms. In an 1891 address, Louise Blanchard Bethune declared, “it is hardly safe to assert” that a … ; 234 View

Sweethearts

The Builders, the Mob and the Men

Toronto was Boomtown in the 1960s. The city was growing quickly, gobbling up farmland for suburbs, pushing through expressways, knocking down neighbourhoods to make way for high-rise apartments. … 272 View

The Ward

The Life and Loss of Toronto's First Immigrant Neighbourhood

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The Ward Uncovered

The Archaeology of Everyday Life

In early 2015, a team of archaeologists began digging test trenches on a non-descript parking lot next to Toronto City Hall — a site designated to become a major new court house. What they … ; ; ; 305 View

Thirty Years’ War

The Failed Public/Private Partnership that Spurred the Creation of the Toronto Transit Commission, 1891-1921

Between 1891 and 1921, the Toronto Railway Company operated Toronto’s streetcars under a franchise granted by the City. The arrangement brought the City a modern electric streetcar system, … 257 View
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Vancouver Vice

Crime and Spectacle in the City's West End

The late 1970s and early 1980s were a volatile period in the history of Vancouver, where broad social and cultural changes were afoot. This was perhaps most clearly evident in the West End, the … 256 View
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From: Sweethearts

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Explains the process that led to the mafia finding a way into the housing industry. Also points to the fact that the book is an ethnic history where Jews and Italians sought to break the … 7 $0.70 Add
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From: Storming the Old Boys’ Citadel

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The introduction provides a brief history of architecture in the United States and Canada, the evolution of the laws, regulations, and standards that shaped modern architecture. It then provides … ; 22 $2.20 Add
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In the Introduction, author Grégory Pierrot reflects on how his time in Portland inspired this book. The chapter provides a brief history of Portland and the state of Oregon, a brief … 11 $1.10 Add
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From: Thirty Years' War

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Background to the legal battles between the City of Toronto and its transit provider in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. 13 $1.30 Add
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From: Dream States

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The introduction looks towards the future of the post-pandemic city. 13 $1.30 Add