Urban History Review

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

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 1, October

A History of Commissions: Threads of an Ottawa Planning History
Abstract Early planning in Ottawa takes the form of a piece-meal architectural admixture. On paper there remains a series of largely unrealized proposals designed to promote an image symbolic of national identity. Successive federal and municipal...
Distress, Dissent and Alienation: Hamilton Workers in the Great Depression
Abstract Contrary to most accounts of Canadian workers' responses to the Great Depression of the 1930s, this article portrays the majority of Hamilton workers as neither severely distressed nor especially prone to dissent. Much of the relative absence...
"Thousands of Our Men Are Getting Practically Nothing at All to Do:" Public Works Relief Programs in Regina and Saskatoon, 1929-1940
Abstract Unemployment relief work programs undertaken in Saskatchewan cities during 1929-32 and 1938-40 were not a failure. Carried out with an unavoidable minimum of "mismanagement" and "waste," they produced useful assets and badly needed employment,...