The Jaques murder, continued
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.
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.
The summer of ’77: A community conversation
On June 22, I’m taking part in a roundtable discussion of the summer of 1977 in Toronto, and the impact a tragic murder had on politics, policing, and the future of downtown.
Interview with Rapport
Rapport, the blog of the Ontario History and Social Science Teachers Association, interviewed me about my work with ActiveHistory.ca.
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.
Vive la vélorution!
Mon article sur le groupe montréalais le Monde à bicyclette est maintenant disponible en libre accès sur Érudit.
The Heart of the City
On February 23, 2017 I’ll be speaking at McGill University about my research on Yonge Street and the politics of downtown development in Toronto.
My PhD defence
I’m excited to announce that I will defend my PhD thesis at York University on March 2, 2017.
Pressing pause on development
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.
Urban History in Chicago
I spent this weekend in Chicago, at the 2016 meeting of the Urban History Association.
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.
Honoured at the 2016 CHA
During the annual awards ceremony at this year’s CHA, I was thrilled to accept two awards.
What does Canadian history look like? Active History at the 2016 CHA
An overview of some of the prominent themes and events at the 2016 meeting of the Canadian Historical Association.
Watching Toronto grow, 1900-2002
This video uses building construction dates to map Toronto’s rapidly-expanding urban footprint in the twentieth century.