Urban History Review

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

Articles from Vol. 39, No. 2, Spring

Chinatown and Monster Homes: The Splintered Chinese Diaspora in Vancouver
This article offers a critique of the cohesiveness and solidarity implied in many studies of diaspora by exploring the role of historical memory as a disruptive force in the local sites of the diasporic experience. The focus of the article is on a...
Compte-Rendu De L'exposition: « L'echangeur Turcot Entre Ciel et Terre »
L'exposition << L'echangeur Turcot entre ciel et terre >>, presentee a Montreal a la Maison de la Culture Marie-Uguay entre janvier et mars 2010, nous livre le regard que le photographe Andre Denis porte sur le plus grand echangeur autoroutier...
Les Premiers Immeubles D'appartements De Montreal, 1880-1914. Un Nouveau Type D'habitation
Cet article examine l'emergence et l'evolution des immeuables d'appartements dans les parties centrales de l'ile de Montreal de 1880 a 1914 alors que l'urbanisation, l'industrialisation et les transformations du territoire et de ses habitants occasionnent...
"The Huns and Vandals Are Thundering at Our Gates and within Our Gates": Faces of the Enemy in Saskatoon during the Second World War
Although at a safe removes from combat during the Second World War, many citizens of Saskatoon exhibited a strange sense of embattlement. During these years fearful residents believed the city to be under threat by a succession of enemies, including...
"This Board Has a Duty to Intervene": Challenging the Spadina Expressway through the Ontario Municipal Board, 1963-1971
This article examines the pivotal role played by the unelected Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) in the opposition to the Spadina Expressway, from initial proposals in 1963 to the expressway's 1971 cancellation by the provincial government. After considerable...