Urban History Review

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

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 2, Spring

Blurred Vision: The Calgary Union Stockyard Issue, 1913-1914
Abstract Calgary's historic association with the ranching industry and the increased volume of livestock from mixed farms led municipal leaders to explore the possibility of establishing a union stockyards in the city in 1913-1914. The measures...
Creating Community: Industrial Paternalism and Town Planning in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, 1923-1955
Abstract In the early twentieth century numerous primary extractive industries constructed company towns on the resource frontiers of North America. Company directors hoped that massive capital infusion in remote areas in the form of planned towns...
Je Cherche Fortune: Identity, Counterculture, and Profit in Fin-De-Siecle Montmartre
Abstract This paper examines the Parisian neighbourhood of Montmartre during the 1880s and 1890s. Isolating themselves on a hilltop to the north of the city, a defiant community of painters and poets left the busy macadam below to position themselves...
Movie Palaces on Canadian Downtown Main Streets: Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver
Abstract The emergence of movie palaces is traced for St. Catherine Street in Montreal, Yonge Street in Toronto, and Granville Street in Vancouver. Beginning in 1896, film shows were included in a range of urban amusement places. When dedicated...