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ABC of Toronto

Author:  Per-Henrik Gürth Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd. Written and illustrated by Per-Henrik Gürth, ABC of Toronto takes children on an adventure with animal characters. Created for children between the ages of 2 and 5, the alphabet book explores locations … Continue reading

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Along the Shore: Rediscovering Toronto’s Waterfront Heritage

Author:  M. Jane Fairburn Publisher: ECW Press Ltd. Along the Shore explores the landscape, history and social life of four lakefront communities stretching across the breadth of Toronto – the Scarborough Shore, the Beach, Toronto Island, and the western Lakeshore.  … Continue reading

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Recollections of a Neighbourhood: Huron-Sussex from UTS to Stop Spadina

Editors: Nancy Williams and Marie Scott-Baron Publisher: Words Indeed Publishing Recollections of a Neighbourhood is part history and part memoir of a historic central-Toronto neighbourhood adjacent to the University of Toronto.  Editors Nancy Williams and Marie Scott-Baron began gathering reminiscences … Continue reading

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Gambatte: Generations of Perserverance and Politics

Author: David Tsubouchi Publisher: ECW Press Ltd. Gambatte, a Japanese word meaning “do your best and never give up” is the theme of this memoir written by David Tsubouchi, the first Canadian of Japanese descent to serve as a municipal … Continue reading

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The Massey Murder: A Maid, Her Master, and the Trial that Shocked a Country

Author: Charlotte Gray Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers Ltd. The Massey Murder tells the story of the trial of Carrie Davies, a young housemaid, for the murder of her employer Albert “Bert” Massey in 1915. Using newspaper accounts and trial transcripts, … Continue reading

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Roy Thomson Hall: A Portrait

Author: William Littler and John Terauds Publisher: Dundurn Press Roy Thomson Hall traces thefirst thirty years of “New Massey Hall”.  The book includessome historical background about Toronto’s music history, Massey Hall and the conception of Roy Thomson Hall, as well … Continue reading

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Willowdale: Yesterday’s Farms, Today’s Legacy

Author: Scott Kennedy Publisher: Dundurn Press Scott Kennedy’s book tells the stories of the farms in the area around Willowdale, a village on Yonge Street in North York. Complemented by contemporary and archival photographs, each chapter gives a history of … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter: Growing Up with a Gay Dad

Author:  Alison Wearing Publisher: Random House of Canada Ltd. Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter isAlison Wearing’s personal account of her father’s coming out late in life and the impact it had on his wife and three children.   Using excerpts from … Continue reading

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Full Count: Four Decades of Blue Jays Baseball

Author:  Jeff Blair Publisher: Random House of Canada Jeff Blair provides a retrospective of the Toronto Blue Jays on the 20th anniversary of Joe Carter’s World Series winning home run. Full Count explores the Jays’ history, interpreting what drove the … Continue reading

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Setting a Fine Table: Historical Desserts and Drinks from the Officers’ Kitchens at Fort York

Editors: Elizabeth Baird and Bridget Wranich Publisher: Whitecap Books Ltd. Setting a Fine Table is a cookbook of recipes used at Historic Fort York in the museum’s Historic Foodways Program.  Each entry includes an original historic recipe, drawn from a … Continue reading

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