Urban History Review

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

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 2-3, October

Housing Finance in Early 20th Century Suburban Toronto
Abstract This study examines the financing of housing production and consumption in five early twentieth-century Toronto suburbs. The study areas range in status from upper-middle class to working class. Research findings include the persistence...
L'Arsenal Federal De Quebec 1933-1946
Resume Au cours de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, l'Arsenal federal occupe une place omnipresente a l'interieur de la structure industrielle de Quebec. A la lumiere des elements marquants de l'histoire de cette enterprise, cet article examine l'importance...
"Leave the Fads to the Yankees:" the Campaigns for Commission and City Manager Government in Toronto, 1910-1926
Abstract Does the border between the United States and Canada make a difference? To a political scientist it does for the obvious reason: the border defines two different political entities with different forms of government, different political...
The Homes Front: The Accommodation Crisis in Halifax, 1941-1951
Abstract No city in Canada was closer to the front lines of battle in 1942 than Halifax, Nova Scotia. But Halifax, like the rest of the country, was unprepared for a long war and the city struggled to cope with the heavy demand placed on her housing...
Wartime Housing and Boarding: A Case Study of the Catharine Street North Area of Hamilton, Ontario
Abstract In this study of boarding during World War II, new primary source material is used to reveal a tendency for necessary boarding arrangements in overcrowded, industrial, urban areas. The names, occupations and marital status of boarders were...