Urban History Review

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

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 1, October

Battling "The Bane of Our Cities": Class, Territory, and the Prohibition Debate in Toronto, 1877
Abstract In the nineteenth century, the tavern was an important institution in urban working-class life. Because of the social ills associated with alcohol abuse and public drinking, there were frequent attempts to lessen the tavern's importance...
Editorial
For twenty-one years, the Urban History Review/Revue d'histoire urbaine has been a voice of scholars interested in the history of Canadian cities. In that sense it has served a function similar to that of the Journal of Urban History in the United...
Local Power and Its Limits: Three Decades of Attempts to Revitalize Kitchener's CBD
Abstract This article which covers thirty years of central-area change in the City of Kitchener, Ontario focuses on the initial impetus that led to the preparation of large-scale plans, on the down-scaling and partial implementation of those plans,...
The Defeat of Imperial Urbanism in Quebec City, 1840-1855
Abstract In 1840, the City of Quebec regained formal corporate status under an ordiance of the Special Council of Lower Canada. This article argues that the ordinance expressed a particular concept or urbanism. Based on concept of the role of cities...