It is always a pleasure to read (and re-read) a good book in depth. This past year I spent some time with Dale Barbour’s new history of bathing in Toronto, … Continue reading
Talking the Heart of Toronto
Since The Heart of Toronto was released two months ago, I’ve had the chance to talk about my research with some of Canada’s longest-running and hardest-working history podcasts.
Histories of Urban Knowledge
A new special issue of the Urban History Review is out, based on work presented at our 2019 Savoirs urbains conference.
Coming soon: The Heart of Toronto
I’m excited to see my research on Yonge Street and the remaking of downtown Toronto getting closer and closer to publication.
Saving Chinatown, 1971 to 2021
For more than fifty years, saving Chinatown has been on the urban agenda, and that struggle, led by community members and their allies, has been tightly bound up in larger transformations in our cities and society.
Retail, Capital, and the Making of Downtown
I am grateful to announce that my research on capital, retail, and the making of Canadian downtowns has been financed by the FRQSC.
Colloque des étudiant.e.s du premier cycle en histoire de l’UQAM
Student conferences are often the best academic conferences. This week I’m delighted to be attending the UQAM’s annual undergraduate history conference.
Yonge Street’s second-last strip club closing its doors
The Brass Rail, for decades one of the most visible sexual entertainment venues on downtown Yonge Street, is finally closing its doors. I was interviewed on the subject by Oliver Moore of the Globe and Mail.
Virtual Jeudis d’histoire for 2021
I’m pleased to share the calendar for the winter 2021 Jeudis d’histoire, a conference series organized annually by the Montreal History Group.
Will bars and restaurants survive COVID-19?
I was interviewed by Christine Sismondo for a Toronto Star piece published today which asks: how will bars and restaurants survive COVID-19?
Remember / Resist / Redraw
Last night I was at the Université de Montréal for the opening of the second exhibit of the Graphic History Collective’s Remember/Resist/Redraw project.
Bad behaviours in the city
I’m delighted to see the special issue of the Urban History Review that I co-edited with Matthieu Caron finally in print! The theme is “bad behaviours and disorderly public spaces.”
Une histoire radicale du Canada en images
Over the last year, I’ve worked with Adèle Clapperton-Richard, Catherine Larochelle, and Julia Smith to put together a French-language exhibit of the Remember Resist Redraw project.
Histories of urban knowledge
This year I’ve been part of a team of Montreal-based historians organizing the Écrire l’histoire des savoirs urbains/Histories of urban knowledge conference.