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Working People

Life in a Downtown City Neighbourhood

by James Lorimer & Myfanwy Phillips

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urban, city planning & urban development
list price: $14.95
also available: Hardcover
published: 1971
imprint: Lorimer

This book is a classic, intimate study of the people of Toronto's East of Parliament neighbourhood in the 1970's, a time when the working-class district came under undprecendented pressure from developers and middle-class gentrification.

An unconvential account, Working People combines a wide variety of materials--interviews, economic analysis, songs, jokes, newspaper advertisements, community newspapers, photographs--to present an unparalleled portrait of a changing urban community in depth.

Working People remains a fascinating record of a community in transition.

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Editorial Reviews

"A book in the tradition of Agee and Orwell."

— Robert Fulford

"A kind of unconventional masterpiece."

— Toronto Star
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About the Authors

James Lorimer

JAMES LORIMER is the author of numerous books on city politics. He is also involved in book publishing.
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Myfanwy Phillips

MYFANWY PHILLIPS is the author of The Children of Peace. Her photographs are also featured in Heather Robertson\s Grass Roots.'
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