Urban History Review

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

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 1, Fall

A Model Suburb for Model Suburbanites: Order, Control, and Expertise in Thorncrest Village
In 1945, Marshall Foss began construction of Thorncrest Village, a subdivision in Etobicoke just to the west of Toronto. Foss and urban planner Eugene Faludi envisioned Thorncrest Village as nothing less than a model suburb for postwar Canada. They...
Espaces De Pouvoir et Pouvoir Sur L'espace
[much greater than] The Mausoleum Club stands on the quietest corner of the best residential street in the City. It is a Grecian building of white stone. About it are great elm trees with birds--the most expensive kind of birds--singing in the branches....
Gazette Litteraire De Montreal 1778-1779
Doyon, Nova, Jacques Cotman et Pierre Hebert (dir.). La Gazette litteraire de Montreal 1778-1779. Quebec: Presses de J'Universite Laval, Coll. L'Archive litteraire du Quebec, 2010, 982 pages. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Depuis pres d'une vingtaine...
L'eau Des Villes. Aux Sources Des Empires Municipaux
Pflieger, Geraldine. L'eau des villes. Aux sources des empires municipaux, Lausanne: Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes, coll. Le savoir Suisse, 56, 2009. Pp. 117. Tableaux, graphiques, bibliographie. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] A rren...
Le Seminaire Saint-Joseph De Trois-Rivieres, 1860-2010
Panneton, Jean. Le seminaire Saint-Joseph de Trois-Rivieres, 1860-2010. Quebec, Septentrion, 2010. Pp. 375. Illustrations, bibliographie, index. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Pour celebrer leurs anniversaires marquants, les institutions choisissent...
Loisirs Dansants De la Bourgeoisie Anglo-Montrealaise. Transformation et Persistance Des Lieux De Pratique, 1870-1940
Cet article, qui parte sur l'analyse des differents espaces dans les-quels la bourgeoisie anglo-montrealaise pratique Vactivite dansante recreative entre 1870 et 1940, a pour objet d'examiner la tendance l'exclusivisme couramment associee au mode de...
New York: Histoire, Promenades, Anthologie & Dictionnaire
Peretz, Pauline, dir. New York: histoire, promenades, anthologie & dictionnaire. Paris: Editions Robert Laffont, 2009.1360p. Cartes, chronologie, bibliographie, index. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [much less than]Plus peut-etre que toute autre...
Re-Ordering the Landscape: Landed Elites and the New Urban Aristocracy in Manchester
This paper examines the relationship between the landed aristocracy in the vicinity of Manchester and the "urban aristocracy" of the municipal authority and their role in the development of municipal parks in the city in the late nineteenth and early...
Staying Italian: Urban Change and Ethnic Life in Postwar Toronto and Philadelphia
Stanger-Ross, Jordan. Staying Italian: Urban Change and Ethnic Life in Postwar Toronto and Philadelphia. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2009. Pp. 208. lllustrations, photographs, maps. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Jordan Stanger-Ross's...
"The Most Exclusive Village in the World": The Utilization of Space by the Victorian Aristocracy during the London Season
On 18 May I8s9, after a "smutty journey"' Lucy Lytttlton stepped from a Britschka carriage onto the pavement of Stratton Street, Piccadilly, in the heart of the West End of London. Accompanied by her politician father, and her elder sister Meriel,...
The River Returns: An Environmental History of the Bow
Armstrong, Christopher, Matthew Evenden and H. V, Nelles. The River Returns: An Environmental History of the Bow, Montreal: McGill Queen's University Press,2009. Pp. 488. Index, illustrations, photographs, maps, 8 viii 10 [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]...