For more than fifty years, saving Chinatown has been on the urban agenda, and that struggle, led by community members and their allies, has been tightly bound up in larger transformations in our cities and society.
I am grateful to announce that my research on capital, retail, and the making of Canadian downtowns has been financed by the FRQSC.
I was interviewed by Christine Sismondo for a Toronto Star piece published today which asks: how will bars and restaurants survive COVID-19?
This year I’ve been part of a team of Montreal-based historians organizing the Écrire l’histoire des savoirs urbains/Histories of urban knowledge conference.
One of the challenges of writing the history of urban transformations is that they don’t have definite endings and beginnings.
This week, I was pleased to see my review of Richard White’s Planning Toronto in print in the Canadian Historical Review.
This winter, students in my class on the North American city created a group blog on Montreal’s vanished urban landscapes.
This fall, students in my class on the history of immigration created a collaborative map of Montréal’s migration history.
I was interviewed this week by the Toronto Star for a feature piece on the history of competition for street space in the city.
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.
The 1977 murder of shoeshine boy Emanuel Jaques continues to draw attention forty years later. I discussed the event and its impact on the city with the Globe & Mail.
CBC News kindly gave me ten seconds of fame today, with an interview on the use of heritage planning to slow redevelopment in downtown Toronto.
This video uses building construction dates to map Toronto’s rapidly-expanding urban footprint in the twentieth century.