Recreation & Leisure Studies

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Casa Loma

Canada'’s Fairy-Tale Castle and Its Owner, Sir Henry Pellatt

In this fifth edition, with new photography showing Casa Loma in its newly restored state, Bill Freeman takes readers on a tour of every significant room in this dramatic hillside castle, … ; 96 View

Game Misconduct

Injury, Fandom, and the Business of Sport

“You’re not a human being, you’re a number, a product, an asset as long as you can perform. If you can’t perform, then you’re a liability and they’ll drop you.” Professional athletes suffer … 192 View

Immodest and Sensational

150 Years of Canadian Women in Sports

With the Canadian women’s Olympic hockey team and other high-profile female athletes in recent years drawing a healthy share of the sports media limelight, there is a perception that … 96 View

On Account of Darkness

Shining Light on Race and Sport

For marginalized athletes past and present, achievement can bring celebrity without equality and recognition without opportunity In many ways, Ontario’s Chatham-Kent region is a microcosm … 213 View

On This Patch of Grass

City Parks on Occupied Land

Parks are importantly fertile places to talk about land. Whether its big national parks, provincial campgrounds, isolated conservation areas, destination parks, or humble urban patches of grass, … ; ; ; 167 View


Sports, Community, and the Inclusive City

“The virus exposed how we live and work. It also revealed how we play, and what we lose when we have to stop. ” For every kid who makes it to the NBA, thousands more seek out the … 169 View


How Nature Awakens Our Creativity Compassion and Joy

Why spend countless hours indoors in front of screens when being in nature feels so good? In learning why and how to nurture our emotional connection with nature, we can also regenerate the … 210 View

The Big Book of Nature Activities

A Year-Round Guide to Outdoor Learning

The average child can identify over 300 corporate logos, but only 10 native plants or animals—a telling indictment of our modern disconnection from nature. Soaring levels of obesity, high … ; 387 View

The Skin I’m In

Racism, Sports and Education

This book discusses the role that sport participation plays in the lives of Black male high school students. As a former professional athlete himself, the author brings a firsthand personal … 136 View

They Called Me Chocolate Rocket

The Life and Times of John Paris, Jr., Hockey's First Black Professional Coach

In the ultra-competitive junior hockey leagues in the early 1960s, a young man could tolerate nearly anything that helped him stand out from the hordes of other prospects, so John Paris, Jr. did … ; 272 View

Toronto’s Ravines and Urban Forests

Their natural heritage and local history

No matter where you are in Toronto, you are close to a ravine. In these often-hidden places you can find an astonishing diversity of birds, flowers, and trees. Jason Ramsay-Brown has spent twenty … 200 View


A Social History of Travel

Where did passports come from? Why did 1930s stewardesses carry wrenches? And how did teetotalers shape the modern vacation? Wanderlust answers these questions and more, as author Laura Byrne … 312 View


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Acknowledgments and Floor Plans

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City Parks on Occupied Land

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Naturalist Jason Ramsay-Brown describes how changes in government policy and community use over the last five years are influencing the health and welfare of Toronto’s natural heritage … 2 $0.20 Add