Daniel Ross

Historian of the city, politics, and society


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.

March 3, 2017 · 1 Comment

Vive la vélorution!

Mon article sur le groupe montréalais le Monde à bicyclette est maintenant disponible en libre accès sur Érudit.

February 28, 2017 · 1 Comment

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.

February 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

My PhD defence

I’m excited to announce that I will defend my PhD thesis at York University on March 2, 2017.

January 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

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.

December 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Urban History in Chicago

I spent this weekend in Chicago, at the 2016 meeting of the Urban History Association.

October 16, 2016 · 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

Honoured at the 2016 CHA

During the annual awards ceremony at this year’s CHA, I was thrilled to accept two awards.

June 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

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.

June 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Watching Toronto grow, 1900-2002

This video uses building construction dates to map Toronto’s rapidly-expanding urban footprint in the twentieth century.

May 25, 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

Yonge Street Mall in Spacing

My Spacing article on the Yonge Street mall is out!

February 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Canadian countercultures and the environment

At long last, the Canadian Countercultures and the Environment collection is out!

February 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Vancouver’s “hippie problem”

In the late 1960s Kitsilano was a centre for the Canadian counterculture. How did Vancouver respond?

February 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

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