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Stroll, updated edition

Stroll, updated edition

By Shawn Micallef
Illustrated by Marlena Zuber
Categories: Social Science
Paperback : 9781552454800, 320 pages, May 2024
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781770568075, 304 pages, May 2024
Ebook (PDF) : 9781770568082, 304 pages, May 2024
Expected to ship: 2024-05-07
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THE TORONTO STAR'S  "30 BOOKS WE CAN'T WAIT TO READ THIS SPRING"

The updated edition of a Toronto favorite meanders around some of the city’s unique neighborhoods and considers what makes a city walkable

What is the 'Toronto look'? Glass skyscrapers rise beside Victorian homes, and Brutalist apartment buildings often mark the edge of leafy ravines, creating a city of contrasts whose architectural look can only be defined by telling the story of how it came together and how it works, today, as an imperfect machine.

Shawn Micallef has been examining Toronto’s streetscapes for decades. His psychogeographic reportages situate Toronto's buildings and streets in living, breathing detail, and tell us about the people who use them; the ways, intended or otherwise, that they are being used; and how they are evolving.

Stroll celebrates Toronto's details – some subtle, others grand – at the speed of walking and, in so doing, helps us to better get to know its many neighbourhoods, taking us from well-known spots like the CN Tower and Pearson Airport to the overlooked corners of Scarborough and all the way to the end of the Leslie Street Spit in Lake Ontario.

'Shawn Micallef looks at the city in a way we all should more often – he sees it as a living book that is alive with stories just waiting to be told to the attentive observer. In Stroll, he gives us an introduction to just how interesting and surprisingly dramatic those stories are, and how exciting our city is when we hear them.' – David Crombie, former mayor of Toronto

'A smart and intimate guide to the city that makes you feel like an insider from start to finish.' – Douglas Coupland

 

 

This new edition updates things in the city that have changed and includes several new walks.

 

Reviews

"Shawn Micallef looks at the city in a way we all should more often – he sees it as a living book that is alive with stories just waiting to be told to the attentive observer. In Stroll, he gives us an introduction to just how interesting and surprisingly dramatic those stories are, and how exciting our city is when we hear them." – David Crombie, former mayor of Toronto

"A smart and intimate guide to the city that makes you feel like an insider from start to finish." – Douglas Coupland