Urban History Review

This journal publishes articles and research notes in the field of Canadian urban history.

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 2, March

After the Sprawl? Suburban Pasts and Futures in the Greater Toronto Area (Exhibition)
As students of the city, we concern ourselves in large part with urban form, specifically with the ways that cities are built, the consequences of form for urban residents, and alternatives we have for urban growth. In the exhibit After the Sprawl?...
Edmonton: The Life of a City
Hesketh, Bob, and Frances Swyripa, eds. This collection of essays was first presented at a conference held to mark the bicentennial of the founding of Fort Edmonton in 1995. Paul Voisey's "Unsolved Mysteries of Edmonton's Growth" is the most provocative,...
Inside Melbourne's "Little Lion"
"Little Lon". So many tales revolve around the precinct's notoriety as a slum and red-light district. Andy often drew upon those images in the summer of 1988, as he imagined the place as it might have been a century earlier. But imagination was fractured...
In the Nature of Things: Integrating the History and Archaeology of Nineteenth-Century Canada and Australia
This special issue of Urban History Review resulted from three conversations I had recently, in Quebec City, Vancouver, and Hamilton. I am an Australian, a visitor to Canada, and my hosts were making me welcome. William Moss, Principal Archaeologist...
Old Bella Bella, Genesis and Exodus
This is an account of `Qelc or Old Bella Bella, the town site left by the Heiltsuk people 100 years ago and still known to elders as Old Town. This British Columbia coastal Native settlement -- 525 kilometres north of Vancouver -- begins and ends in...
Public Health and Social Justice in the Age of Chadwick, Britain 1800-1854
Hamlin, Christopher. Nineteenth-century urban historians are familiar with campaigns to clean up unsanitary cities through the provision of clean water and the efficient removal of human and industrial waste. This public health movement, as it is...
Wreck of the William Salthouse, 1841: Early Trade between Canada and Australia
This paper examines the background and historical context to a voyage in 1841 by the trading vessel William Salthouse. It was a voyage between two very different urban centres: the bustling trading city of Montreal in Canada, and Melbourne, chief town...