Daniel Ross

Historian of the city, politics, and society

Making Toronto Modern

McGill-Queen's University Press, 2014

McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014

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.

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