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
Histories of Urban Knowledge
A new special issue of the Urban History Review is out, based on work presented at our 2019 Savoirs urbains conference.
Coming soon: The Heart of Toronto
I’m excited to see my research on Yonge Street and the remaking of downtown Toronto getting closer and closer to publication.
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.
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.
How Did the Urban Reformers Change Toronto?
A review essay that asks: Is it time for a reassessment of the history of 1970s urban reform in Toronto?
Creating Toronto: A Walking Tour
This year, I was pleased to be asked to lead a Heritage Toronto walking tour of downtown, entitled “Creating Toronto: The Story of the City in Seven Stops”.
Toronto vs. Montréal: A Short History
In this post, I look back at nearly two centuries of real (and imagined) rivalry between Canada’s two metropoles.
Municipal Conflicts of Interest in Canada, Old and New
A post that looks at Rob Ford’s legal troubles in light of past cases of municipal conflict of interest in Canada.