Daniel Ross

Historian of the city, politics, and society

Category Archives: book reviews

Planning the postwar Canadian city

This week, I was pleased to see my review of Richard White’s Planning Toronto in print in the Canadian Historical Review.

December 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Sidewalks, streets, and urban modernity

What do sidewalks and street pavements tell us about the historical city? Quite a bit, it turns out. I recently reviewed Phillip Gordon Mackintosh’s Newspaper City (UTP, 2017) for Historical Geography.

January 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Making Toronto Modern

What does it mean to build a modern city? In the latest issue of the Urban History Review, I review Christopher Armstrong’s Making Toronto Modern: Architecture and Design, 1895-1975.

September 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Review: Planning Toronto

Planning Toronto offers a refreshing new interpretation of Toronto’s 20th century struggles with planned and unplanned growth.

March 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

How Did the Urban Reformers Change Toronto?

A review essay that asks: Is it time for a reassessment of the history of 1970s urban reform in Toronto?

December 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Building Sanctuary

Last month I was asked by the journal BC Studies to review a new book that tells the story of the people who mobilized to help Vietnam war resisters settle and stay in Canada.

January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

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