Historical Atlas Of Toronto by Derek Hayes
4to. pp. 192, . numerous maps & illustrations, most in colour. index. hardcover cloth. (near fine - missing dust wrapper & spine sunned). Vancouver & Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre, .
ISBN-10: 1553652908 / ISBN-13: 9781553652908
Available in softcover for $35!
"A major contribution to our knowledge and appreciation of Toronto" - C. Grant Head, Author of Ontario's History in Maps
Lavishly Illustrated with over three hundred maps, the Historical Atlas of Toronto charts the city's evolution from a Native village to a French trading fort to York, the capital of Upper Canada, and finally to Toronto, Canada's largest and most diverse metropolis. Through contemporary maps renowned map historian Derek Hayes reveals the critical roles that railways, streetcars, subways, and even the Canadian National Exhibition played in Toronto's explosive growth. Archival photographs and ephemera, along with an engrossing text, complement the maps shedding light on everything from Toronto's changing harbour and the reclamation of Ashbridge's Bay to the challenges of mitigating housing crises and maintaining infrastructure for Toronto's ever-growing suburbs. Here is a captivating look at the region's development, from Mississauga to Oshawa with many stops in between!