I’m excited to see my research on Yonge Street and the remaking of downtown Toronto getting closer and closer to publication.
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.
I am grateful to announce that my research on capital, retail, and the making of Canadian downtowns has been financed by the FRQSC.
Student conferences are often the best academic conferences. This week I’m delighted to be attending the UQAM’s annual undergraduate history conference.
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.
I’m pleased to share the calendar for the winter 2021 Jeudis d’histoire, a conference series organized annually by the Montreal History Group.
I was interviewed by Christine Sismondo for a Toronto Star piece published today which asks: how will bars and restaurants survive COVID-19?
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.
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.”
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.
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.
East end and west end. What is behind local identities in Toronto today? I was interviewed on the subject by the Toronto Star.
One of the challenges of writing the history of urban transformations is that they don’t have definite endings and beginnings.