Daniel Ross

Historian of the city, politics, and society

Active History in University Affairs

The Active History project was profiled today in University Affairs magazine, in English and in French.

December 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

De Toronto à Montréal

C’est avec grand plaisir que j’annonce mon installation à Montréal, où je fais désormais partie du Département d’histoire à l’Université du Québec à Montréal.

August 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Jaques murder, continued

The 1977 murder of shoeshine boy Emanuel Jaques continues to draw attention forty years later. I discussed the event and its impact on the city with the Globe & Mail.

July 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

A murder that changed Toronto?

Today I’m featured in an article on the CBC exploring the impact of the ’77 shoeshine boy murder on Toronto.

June 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

The summer of ’77: A community conversation

On June 22, I’m taking part in a roundtable discussion of the summer of 1977 in Toronto, and the impact a tragic murder had on politics, policing, and the future of downtown.

May 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Interview with Rapport

Rapport, the blog of the Ontario History and Social Science Teachers Association, interviewed me about my work with ActiveHistory.ca.

March 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

PhD!

Thrilled to announce that my PhD defence at York University was a great success. The end of a long journey, and the start of new, exciting things.

March 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Vive la vélorution!

Mon article sur le groupe montréalais le Monde à bicyclette est maintenant disponible en libre accès sur Érudit.

February 28, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Heart of the City

On February 23, 2017 I’ll be speaking at McGill University about my research on Yonge Street and the politics of downtown development in Toronto.

February 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

My PhD defence

I’m excited to announce that I will defend my PhD thesis at York University on March 2, 2017.

January 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Pressing pause on development

CBC News kindly gave me ten seconds of fame today, with an interview on the use of heritage planning to slow redevelopment in downtown Toronto.

December 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Urban History in Chicago

I spent this weekend in Chicago, at the 2016 meeting of the Urban History Association.

October 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Making Toronto Modern

What does it mean to build a modern city? In the latest issue of the Urban History Review, I review Christopher Armstrong’s Making Toronto Modern: Architecture and Design, 1895-1975.

September 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Honoured at the 2016 CHA

During the annual awards ceremony at this year’s CHA, I was thrilled to accept two awards.

June 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

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