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Beyond Shelters

Solutions to Homelessness in Canada from the Front Lines

This book offers essays by experienced shelter managers who address the future of the homeless shelter in Canada. This diverse collection includes contributions by leaders in the homelessness … 256 View

Feminist City

A Field Guide

Leslie Kern wants your city to be feminist. An intrepid feminist geographer, Kern combines memoir, theory, pop culture, and geography in this collection of essays that invites the reader to think … 216 View

Good Places to Live

Povery and Public Housing in Canada

Public housing projects are stigmatized and stereotyped as bad places to live, as havens of poverty, illegal activity and violence. In many cities they are being bulldozed, ostensibly for these … 156 View

How We Changed Toronto

The inside story of twelve creative, tumultuous years in civic life, 1969-1980

By the mid-1960s Toronto was well on its way to becoming Canada’s largest and most powerful city. One real estate firm aptly labelled it Boomtown. Expressways, subways, shopping centres, … 349 View

In Their Own Voices

Building Urban Aboriginal Communities

In Their Own Voices is an examination of the urban Aboriginal experience, based on the voices of Aboriginal people. It is set in Winnipeg’s inner city, but has implications for urban Aboriginal … 189 View

Inner City Renovation

How a Social Enterprise Changes Lives and Communities

Inner City Renovation (ICR) is a much-heralded social enterprise in Winnipeg’s North End which has become an example of the potential for social enterprises to support people living on … 153 View

Persistent Poverty

Voices From the Margins

It’s a very short trip from the limousine seat to the curb. Jim Mann never missed a payroll for the dozen men who worked for his flourishing landscaping business he built from the ground … ; ; 184 View


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

Toward Sustainable Communities

Solutions for Citizens and Their Governments - Fourth Edition

The need to make our communities sustainable is more urgent than ever before. Toward Sustainable Communities remains the single most useful resource for creating vibrant, healthy, equitable, … 257 View

From: Persistent Poverty


The Introduction describes the process by which the the Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition (ISARC) gathered the material for this book through a 2010 social audit process that engaged … ; ; 5 $0.50 Add


From: Feminist City


Kern’s acknowledgements 2 $0.20 Add

Building a Path to a Better Future

Urban Aboriginal People

From: In Their Own Voices


- 29 $3.77 Add

Cast of Characters

From: How We Changed Toronto


Short biographies about the people consistently mentioned throughout the book. 7 $0.70 Add


From: Sweethearts


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

Good Places to Live

From: Good Places to Live


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The Shelterscape in Canada

From: Beyond Shelters


Provides a short history of the homeless shelter sector’s development followed by a description of its current size, shape, and orientations in Canada. Analyzes how homeless shelters have … 14 $1.40 Add