By John Lorinc,Michael McClelland,Ellen Scheinberg,Tatum Taylor

ISBN-10: 1552453111

ISBN-13: 9781552453117

From the 1870s to the Fifties, waves of immigrants to Toronto – Irish, Jewish, chinese language and Italian, between others – landed in ‘The Ward’ within the centre of downtown. Deemed a slum, the world used to be filled with derelict housing and ‘ethnic’ companies; it was once razed within the Nineteen Fifties to make method for a grand civic plaza and glossy urban corridor. Archival photographs and contributions from a large choice of voices eventually inform the tale of this advanced neighbourhood and the teachings it bargains approximately immigration and poverty in significant towns. participants comprise historians, politicians, architects and descendents of Ward res­idents on topics corresponding to playgrounds, tuberculosis, bootlegging and chinese language laundries.

With essays through Howard Akler, Denise Balkissoon, Steve Bulger, Jim Burant, Arlene Chan, Alina Chatterjee, Cathy Crowe, Richard Dennis, Ruth Frager, Richard Harris, Gaetan Heroux, Edward Keenan, Bruce Kidd, Mark Kingwell, Jack Lipinsky, John Lorinc, Shawn Micallef, Howard Moscoe, Laurie Monsebraaten, Terry Murray, Ratna Omidvar, Stephen Otto, Vincenzo Pietropaolo, Michael Posner, Michael Redhill, Victor Russell, Ellen Scheinberg, Sandra Shaul, Myer Siemiatycki, Mariana Valverde, Thelma Wheatley, Kristyn Wong­-Tam and Paul Yee, between others.

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