Daniel Ross

Historian of the city, politics, and society



The Heart of Toronto: Remaking Downtown Yonge Street. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2022. Read more here.


“The Politics of Public Space: Toronto’s Yonge Street Pedestrian Mall, 1971-1974,” Urban History Review/Revue d’histoire urbaine 47: 1-2 (Fall/Spring 2018-19), pp. 89-102.

“Vive la vélorution!”: Le Monde à bicyclette et les origines du mouvement cycliste à Montréal, 1975-1980,” Bulletin d’histoire politique, 23 : 2 (Hiver 2015): 92-112. Lire ici.

“Panic on Love Street: Citizens and Local Government Respond to Vancouver’s Hippie Problem, 1967-68,” BC Studies, 180 (Winter 2013/14), 11-41. Read at BC Studies.


(With Matthieu Caron) “Introduction,” Urban History Review/Revue d’histoire urbaine 47: 1-2 (Fall/Spring 2018-19), pp. 5-10.

“Introduction,” in Daniel Ross, ed. Confronting Canadian Migration History (Active History, 2019). Read here.

“‘Vive la vélorution!’: Le Monde à bicyclette and the Origins of Cycling Advocacy in Montreal,” in Colin Coates, ed., Canadian Countercultures and the Environment (University of Calgary Press, 2016). PDF here.


(With Harold Bérubé, Michèle Dagenais, and Jean-Christophe Racette) “Écrire l’histoire des savoirs urbains/Histories of Urban Knowledge,” a five-article special issue of the Urban History Review/Revue d’histoire urbaine 49: 2 (Winter 2022).

(With Matthieu Caron) “Bad behaviours and disorderly public spaces,” special issue of Urban History Review/Revue d’histoire urbaine 47:1-2 (Fall/Spring 2018-19)

Editor, Confronting Canadian Migration History, a 15-article open-access ebook (Active History, 2019).


(With Laura Madokoro) Canadian Immigration Syllabus, an online open-access resource (January 2019).

“Digital History in the Classroom: Mapping Montréal Migration Stories,” in Andrea Eidinger and Krista McCracken, eds., Beyond the Lecture: Innovations in Teaching Canadian History (Active History, 2019).


Review of White, Richard, Planning Toronto: The Planners, The Plans, Their Legacies. Canadian Historical Review, 99(4), pp. 669–670. Read here (institutional access required).

Review of Mackintosh, Phillip Gordon, Newspaper City: Toronto’s Street Surfaces and the Liberal Press, 1860-1935. Historical Geography 45 (2017), pp. 271-72. Read here.

Review of Armstrong, Christopher, Making Toronto Modern: Architecture and Design, 1895-1975. Urban History Review/Revue d’histoire urbaine 44:1-2 (2016), 76.

Review of White, Richard, Planning Toronto: The Planners, the Plans, Their Legacies, 1940-1980. Christopher Moore’s History News. 2016. Read here.

Review of Sewell, John, How We Changed Toronto. ActiveHistory.ca. 2015. Read here.

Review of Squires, Jessica, Building Sanctuary: The Movement to Support Vietnam War Resisters in Canada, 1965-73. BC Studies, 184 (Winter 2014/2015), 164-65. Read here.

Review of Champion, C. P., The Strange Demise of British Canada: The Liberals and Canadian Nationalism, 1964-68. H-Canada, H-Net Reviews. 2011. Read here.


“Yonge Street Mall: Fun and failure of ‘70s pedestrian project,” Spacing Magazine (Winter 2016). PDF here.

“Sex on Yonge: Examining the decade when Yonge Street was the city’s sin strip,” Spacing Magazine (Fall 2014). PDF here.

“150 Years of Bikes in Toronto,” Spacing Magazine (Spring 2014).

Editor  and Contributor, activehistory.ca. See for example: “Municipal Conflicts of Interest in Canada, Old and New”, Read here.

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