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Stroll, updated edition

By Shawn Micallef
Illustrated by Marlena Zuber
Categories: Social Science

THE TORONTO STAR'S  "30 BOOKS WE CAN'T WAIT TO READ THIS SPRING"

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

Big Mall

By Kate Black
Categories: Social Science

A phenomenology of the mall: If the mall makes us feel bad, why do we keep going back? In a world poisoned by capitalism, is shopping what makes life worth living?

Kate Black grew up in West Edmonton Mall ...

Dream States

By John Lorinc
Categories: Social Science

WINNER OF THE 2022 WRITERS' TRUST BALSILLIE PRIZE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2022 DONNER BOOK PRIZE

WINNER OF THE PATTIS FAMILY FOUNDATION GLOBAL CITIES BOOK AWARD

Is the ‘smart city’ the ...

Rebound

HERITAGE TORONTO 2022 BOOK AWARD NOMINEE

From basketball hoops to cricket bats, the role community sports play in our cities and how crucial they are to diversity and inclusion.

“The virus exposed how ...

Any Night of the Week

The story of how Toronto became a music mecca.

From Yonge Street to Yorkville to Queen West to College, the neighbourhoods that housed Toronto’s music scenes. Featuring Syrinx, Rough Trade, Martha and ...

House Divided

A citizen's guide to making the big city a place where we can afford to live.
Housing is increasingly unattainable in successful global cities, and Toronto is no exception - in part because of zoning ...

The Ward Uncovered

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 discovered ...

Any Other Way

Toronto is home to multiple and thriving queer communities that reflect the dynamism of a global city. Any Other Way is an eclectic and richly illustrated local history that reveals how these individuals ...

Subdivided

How do we build cities where we aren't just living within the same urban space, but living together?

Greater Toronto is now home to a larger proportion of foreign-born residents than any other major global ...

The Ward

The story of the growth and destruction of Toronto's first 'priority neighbourhood.'

From the 1840s until the Second World War, waves of newcomers who migrated to Toronto – Irish, Jewish, Italian, African ...