Daniel Ross

Historian of the city, politics, and society

Category Archives: Active History

Experimenting with Pedestrian Space in Toronto, 1970s and 2014

In this post I take a look at a new Toronto pedestrianization initiative–Open Streets–in light of 1970s attempts to make downtown more walkable.

April 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

Into the Secret Archive: An Interview with the Authors of Secret Service

I asked the authors of the new book Secret Service about the researching and writing of their book.

September 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

My June appearance on History Slam

My fellow Activehistory.ca contributor Sean Graham interviewed me about my work with the Canadian Historical Association’s Graduate Student Committee for his podcast History Slam.

August 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Community Activism in Kensington Market: From Loblaw’s to Walmart

At a public meeting last night developers Rio-Can faced tough question from hundreds of citizens.

June 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

“American Commune”: two views of a documentary about the 1970s counterculture

This post takes two different looks at the history of a 1970s countercultural commune located in the southern US.

May 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Development, Community, and Citizen Activism in Toronto’s Kensington Market: 1960s and 2013

In this post I discuss the long history of people in Kensington Market speaking up about their community’s future.

March 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Ford Saga Continues…

I am quoted in a Toronto Star article on Rob Ford’s ongoing conflict of interest case.

January 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Municipal Conflicts of Interest in Canada, Old and New

A post that looks at Rob Ford’s legal troubles in light of past cases of municipal conflict of interest in Canada.

December 5, 2012 · 1 Comment

Active History on Stage: Party People at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

How do we create art about history? Can we make it powerful, relevant, and pedagogical?

September 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

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