Based on detailed investigation of development in 14 Canadian cities supplemented by material from interviews, financial reports, newspaper files and trade publications, The Developers offers a comprehensive picture of a complex industry.
Portraits of developers like Ottawa's Robert Campeau and Toronto's Bruce McLaughlin are coupled with stories of huge corporations such as Genstar and Cadillac Fairview. Lorimer looks at each in turn, explaining exactly how the developers are able to make enormous profits building the new corporate city.
The Developers is a revealing account of the men and the companies behind the amazing growth of Canadian cities since the Second World War.
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