Daniel Ross

Historian of the city, politics, and society

Toronto Boom Town

The post-1945 era was a hopeful and exuberant one for Canadian cities. Toronto in particular was growing faster than ever before, swallowing up neighbouring communities, absorbing hundreds of thousands of immigrants, and starting a series of huge infrastructure projects. This gem of a film from 1951 captures the city’s hopeful atmosphere and ambitious plans to become a major metropolis.

Toronto Boom Town by Leslie McFarlane, National Film Board of Canada

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This entry was posted on January 29, 2014 by in Toronto, urban history.

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