Daniel Ross

Historian of the city, politics, and society

Category Archives: public history

Creating Toronto: A Walking Tour

This year, I was pleased to be asked to lead a Heritage Toronto walking tour of downtown, entitled “Creating Toronto: The Story of the City in Seven Stops”.

June 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

The king in a car park: Digging up Richard III

In this post, I take a look at Richard III´s extraordinary return to the public eye over the past two years: it’s a story about much more than archaeology and historical inquiry, as it turns out.

January 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Private Parts in Public Places

New History Lab is a seminar series at the University of Leicester, organized by graduate students in the School of History.

November 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

“When Sex Dominated Yonge Street”: My piece in Spacing Magazine’s Fall 2014 issue

My article in the latest issue of Spacing takes a look at 1970s debates over vice on Yonge Street. Check it out!

October 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Urban Transformations: An Avenue For Academic Work in the Community

Over the weekend of June 20-22, Urban Transformations opened the doors of the Wychwood Barns to academics and urbanists.

July 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Here and Now

On June 20th I biked down to the iconic CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) building in downtown Toronto for an interview on the popular afternoon show Here and Now, with Gill Deacon.

June 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Urban Transformations

I’m one of the organizers of Urban Transformations, a symposium about major urban issues and themes as they’ve played out along Toronto’s St. Clair West corridor.

June 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

York History on WWI

It is the centenary of the start of the Great War, and commemoration of that long, bloody, and socially transformative conflict is in full swing. York historians have produced a series of short but informative videos about the conflict.

April 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Crowd-sourcing the history of Toronto’s main drag

Every Torontonian has a story about Yonge Street.

November 4, 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

WIDEN at the University of Toronto

This Thursday I’ll be talking about my research on the history of cycling advocacy in Montreal at the University of Toronto.

March 20, 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

Then and Now Mashups/NiCHE Photo Contest

Cities like Toronto are growing and changing so fast that we sometimes lose sight of how much history they have.

October 1, 2012 · Leave a 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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