It is always a pleasure to read (and re-read) a good book in depth. This past year I spent some time with Dale Barbour’s new history of bathing in Toronto, … Continue reading
Yonge Street’s second-last strip club closing its doors
The Brass Rail, for decades one of the most visible sexual entertainment venues on downtown Yonge Street, is finally closing its doors. I was interviewed on the subject by Oliver Moore of the Globe and Mail.
Bad behaviours in the city
I’m delighted to see the special issue of the Urban History Review that I co-edited with Matthieu Caron finally in print! The theme is “bad behaviours and disorderly public spaces.”
East end vs. west end Toronto
East end and west end. What is behind local identities in Toronto today? I was interviewed on the subject by the Toronto Star.
Histories of urban knowledge
I’m delighted to be organizing an urban history conference around the theme of Histories of Urban Knowledge.
Active History in University Affairs
The Active History project was profiled today in University Affairs magazine, in English and in French.
De Toronto à Montréal
C’est avec grand plaisir que j’annonce mon installation à Montréal, où je fais désormais partie du Département d’histoire à l’Université du Québec à Montréal.
A murder that changed Toronto?
Today I’m featured in an article on the CBC exploring the impact of the ’77 shoeshine boy murder on Toronto.
Thrilled to announce that my PhD defence at York University was a great success. The end of a long journey, and the start of new, exciting things.
My PhD defence
I’m excited to announce that I will defend my PhD thesis at York University on March 2, 2017.
Across the pond
This fall, the view from my window looks a bit different. Until December, I’ll be an Honorary Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Urban History in Leicester, UK.
My TPL Talk: Vice and Virtue on the Yonge Street Strip
I’m giving a talk at the Deer Park public library next Wednesday evening about my research on Yonge Street’s 1970s “Sin Strip.”
Fall 2012 issue of Historical Studies in Education / La Revue d’histoire de l’éducation
This morning the Fall 2012 issue of Historical Studies in Education/La Revue d’histoire de l’éducation went online.
Yesterday (Oct 1) celebrated British historian Eric Hobsbawm succumbed to a long illness at the age of 95. Hobsbawm was a giant in the profession, a pioneer of social history and an engaged public historian.