Daniel Ross

Historian of the city, politics, and society

Tag Archives: urban history

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.

March 31, 2021 · Leave a 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

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?

December 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

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”.

June 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Toronto vs. MontrĂ©al: A Short History

In this post, I look back at nearly two centuries of real (and imagined) rivalry between Canada’s two metropoles.

May 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

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.

December 5, 2012 · 1 Comment

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