Historian of the city, politics, and society
What does it mean to build a modern city? In the latest issue of the Urban History Review/Revue d’histoire urbaine, I review Christopher Armstrong’s Making Toronto Modern: Architecture and Design, 1895-1975. Armstrong describes how Canada’s largest city responded and adapted new architectural ideas over nearly a century, bracketing Toronto’s most dramatic period of growth, and its brush with high modernism in planning and architecture. You can read my review here on Érudit.