Toronto Since 1918
During the twentieth century Torontonians have gone from pitying Cabbagetowners to envying them, from watching Lionel Conacher at a sandlot to watching the Blue Jays at the SkyDome. This book chronicles the immense changes that Canada's largest city has undergone in this frenetic period.
In 1918 Toronto was a provincial city with a half-million inhabitants, overwhelmingly British, Protestant and Tory. Today the city is undeniably world-class, its three million inhabitants gathered from all over the polyglot globe. Despite this metamorphosis, however, Toronto's resilient social fabric endures. Urban planners consider Toronto "the city that works"; other Canadians know it works, sometimes perhaps too hard and too well.
Toronto Since 1918 gathers the manifold strands of this great urban tapestry, bringing the city to life with an incisive, engaging text illustrated with more than 150 historical photographs.
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Land Use 1914 and Builtup Area 1914 and 1931
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affluent American Annex Bank became Bloor British building Cabbagetown Canada Canadian Census Census Metropolitan Area cent central centre chapter Church City Hall City of Toronto city's Civic Commission commissioner Committee construction continued corporate decade Despite Don Mills downtown E.P. Taylor early East York economic Eglinton electoral employment ethnic Etobicoke expanded expressways federal government Gardiner groups growth housing immigrants increased industrial Jews leMay major manufacturing Maple Leaf Gardens mayor ment Metro metropolitan area Metropolitan Toronto million Montreal municipalities neighbourhoods North York Ontario Ottawa Planning Board politicians politics population postwar problem province Queen's Park Ratepayers redevelopment reform Regent Park region Report residential schools sector share slums social services Spadina Spadina Expressway Star Street streetcar suburban suburbs subway Table Telegram tion Tories Toronto Toronto Torontonians unions Urban waterfront welfare workers Yonge Yonge Street York Township zoning