A City in the Making: Progress, People and Perils in Victorian Toronto

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Dundurn, Dec 1, 1988 - History - 360 pages
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A City in the Making examines certian of the events that took place in the nineteenth century Toronto, paying particular attention to those who carved a thriving metropolis out of the frontier post that was the town of York.

 

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Contents

Preface
6
Introduction
8
The Urban Background
15
The Most Controversal Torontonian
75
Types of Torontonians
161
Disasters and Recoveries
249
Endnotes
328
Selected Bibliography
345
List of Illustrations
348
Index
350
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Frederick H. Armstrong, a graduate of the University of Toronto, is a Professor of History at the University of Western Ontario, and Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He is the author or editor of numerous books and studies on Upper Canada including a new edition of Henry Scaddings Toronto of Old; Aspects of Nineteenth Century Ontario; and Toronto: The Place of Meeting. He has been awarded the President's Medal of the University of Western Ontario and the Award of Merit of the American Society for State and Local History.

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