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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

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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Foreward

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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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Introduction

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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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Laying the Groundwork for Conflict, 1891–92

From: Thirty Years' War

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Account of the end of the franchise of the Toronto Street Railway Company and the need to replace it. 16 $1.60 Add
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The Harbord Class of ’33

From: Sweethearts

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Looks at the Harbord Class of 1933, comprised of Jews, and the discrimmination they faced from Hitler supporters 9 $0.90 Add
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Bubsey, Squeaky, Little Woody and the Weasel

From: Sweethearts

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1930-1949. Looks at the life of a Italian in Toronto during this time period who was involved with illegal activity. Introduced to the Zanini family 12 $1.20 Add
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Seeking the Upper Hand, 1892–93

From: Thirty Years' War

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Account of political activities surrounding the enactment of the legislation to incorporate the Toronto Railway Company. 16 $1.60 Add
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Beyond a Bowl of Spaghetti:

Lansky and Luciano

From: Sweethearts

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1920-1949. Looks at Luciano and Lanskey who made their fortune during prohibition and how their operation entered toronto 13 $1.30 Add
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Ice, Snow, and a Temporary Thaw, 1893–99

From: Thirty Years' War

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Account of legal actions commenced by two individuals over operational issues in the early years of the Toronto Railway Company. 16 $1.60 Add
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Crowded Streetcars, 1899–1903

From: Thirty Years' War

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Account of operational disputes between the City and the Toronto Railway Company, specifically in relation to the issue of overcrowding of streetcars. 15 $1.50 Add
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The New Builders

From: Sweethearts

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1950-1960. looks at the housing boom that occurred after the war due to the population swell. The decision to start building high rises 15 $1.50 Add
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Dippers

From: Sweethearts

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1950-1960. Italian Immigration to Canada in the early 1950s their need to find work and finding jubs in construction. Explores the creation of unions for housing workers 18 $1.80 Add
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Uncrowded Suburbs, 1904–07

From: Thirty Years' War

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Account of a case appealed to the Privy Council dealing with certain operational issues, including which of the City or the Toronto Railway Company had the power to decide about establishing new … 23 $2.30 Add
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A New Battleground, 1907–11

From: Thirty Years' War

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Account of the creation of the Ontario Railway and Municipal Board and its role in the disputes between the City and the Toronto Railway Company over expansion of transit services. 18 $1.80 Add
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The Mob and Its Money

From: Sweethearts

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1950-1960. Looks at the mob’s expansion into legitimate business focusing on housing development. Corruption is explored 17 $1.70 Add