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Toronto Neighbourhoods 7-Book Bundle

A City in the Making / Unbuilt Toronto / Unbuilt Toronto 2 / Leaside / Opportunity Road / Willowdale / The Yonge Street Story, 1793-1860

by Mark Osbaldeston; F.R. (Hamish) Berchem; Frederick H. Armstrong; Scott Kennedy & Jane Pitfield

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post-confederation (1867-), social history
list price: $46.99
category: History
published: 2014
publisher: Dundurn
  • Winner, Heritage Toronto Award of Merit
  • Short-listed, The Speaker's Award
  • Short-listed, Heritage Toronto Book Awards
  • Short-listed, Toronto Book Awards,
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The Toronto Neighbourhoods bundle presents a collection of titles that provide fascinating insight into the history and development of Canada’s largest and most diverse city. Beginning with histories of Canada’s longest street and the early days of what was once called York (The Yonge Street Story, 1793-1860; A City in the Making; Opportunity Road), the titles in the bundle go on to examine the development of particular unique neighbourhoods that help give the city its character (Willowdale, Leaside). Finally, Mark Osbaldeston’s acclaimed, award-winning Unbuilt Toronto and Unbuilt Toronto 2 go beyond history and into the arena of speculation as the author details ambitious and possibly city-changing plans that never came to fruition. For lovers of Toronto, this collection is a bonanza of insights and facts.


  • A City in the Making
  • Leaside
  • Opportunity Road
  • Unbuilt Toronto
  • Unbuilt Toronto 2
  • Willowdale
  • The Yonge Street Story, 1793-1860
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About the Authors

Mark Osbaldeston

Mark Osbaldeston has written and spoken extensively on Toronto's architectural and planning history. His first book, Unbuilt Toronto: A History of the City That Might Have Been, was the subject of an exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum, was a finalist for the Toronto Book Awards, and received a Heritage Toronto Award of Merit. He lives in Toronto.
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F.R. (Hamish) Berchem

Scottish-born F.R. "Hamish" Berchem sailed in submarines with the Royal Navy before transferring to the Royal Canadian Navy. He was Commanding Officer, HMCS York, Toronto, from 1970 to 1973. He has honours and masters degrees in history and English from the University of Toronto and has taught high school at Don Mills and Bathurst Heights Collegiates in North York.
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Frederick H. Armstrong

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.

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Scott Kennedy

Scott Kennedy witnessed the farms surrounding his North York childhood home being planted with a new cash crop of buildings. He joined the Toronto Musicians’ Association in 1969, but never lost his passion for history. He traces the evolution of a Toronto neighbourhood in his book Willowdale. Scott lives in a Heritage Conservation District he helped create in Toronto’s Beach neighbourhood.

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Jane Pitfield

Jane Pitfield, a well-known former city councillor, took up residence in Leaside in 1984. She quickly became involved with the community organizations, was elected as school trustee and later, as part of the council for the City of Toronto. Her interest in history is reflected through her active support of heritage initiatives in her community, and, in particular, her generous support of the Leaside Branch of the Toronto Public Library. She is married and has four children.
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