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Toronto to 1918

An Illustrated History

By J.M.S. Careless

$29.95 Paperback
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Series: Lorimer Illustrated History

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At the beginning of 1793 Toronto was the gateway to a distant portage to the Upper Great Lakes, its permanent population a lone fur trader. One hundred and twenty-five years later it was a solid, vibrant metropolis, an industrial powerhouse supporting half a million residents.
Toronto is a city built by its people, from the original colonial aristocracy of the Family Compact, to the masses of British and Irish migrants who forged its profound links with Empire, to the polyglot flow of international migration that would ultimately transform the city in the twentieth century. This book recounts their stories, and their stories are the history of Toronto's emergence as a world-class city.
In Toronto to 1918, distinguished historian J.M.S. Careless expertly draws Toronto's stories together, creating an illuminating and entertaining portrait of the city. The text is complemented with more than 150 historical illustrations.


Foreword: The History of Canadian Cities Series
Introduction: The Lakeland Site
Chapter One: The Government Village, 1793–1825
Chapter Two: The Commercial Port-Town, 1825–47
Chapter Three: The Railway and Regional Hub, 1847–71
Chapter Four: The Industrializing City, 1871–95
Chapter Five: The Nearly National Metropolis, 1895–1918
Appendix: Statistical Tables
Suggestions for Further Reading and Research

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 223 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 2002
ISBN: 9780888626646
Format: 8.5in x 10.75in
160 illustrations

BISAC Code:,, HIS006000, POL002000
Imprint: Lorimer


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