Urban History Review

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

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 1, October

A Sense of Time and Place: Gilbert Stelter's Contribution to Urban History
Abstract These remarks were presented at "The Urban Academic," a conference in honour of the retirement of Dr. Gil Stelter, September 26, 1998, at the University of Guelph. The conference was presented by the History Department of the university....
Mortality in an Early Ontario Community: Belleville 1876-1885
Abstract This study contributes to our understanding of health in late nineteenth-century communities in Ontario and the major factors contributing to the high mortality of the period. The focus of the study is Belleville, Ontario, from 1876 to...
Safeguarding "The Frog Pond": London West and the Resistance to Municipal Amalgamation 1883-1897 [1]
Abstract The London, Ontario, suburb of London West (1874 to 1897) provides an example of a community that strove to maintain its municipal autonomy. Composed of independent wage earners, artisans, and small-business owners, London West cultivated...
The Politics of Municipal Annexation: The Case of the City of London's Territorial Ambitions during the 1950s and 1960s
Abstract Southern Ontario's local government system was under considerable stress immediately following the Second World War as rapid urban growth spilled over traditional municipal units. This situation generated a number of potential local government...
The Spread of Commuter Development in the Eastern Shore Zone of Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1920-1988
Abstract This study uses evidence from archival and recent topographic maps to plot developing patterns of commuter-induced residential construction in the Eastern Shore sector of the Halifax commuter zone. Building counts were made from 1:50,000...