Unplanned Suburbs: Toronto's American Tragedy 1900 to 1950 by Richard Harris
8vo. pp. xvi, 360. maps & b/w illustrations. index. paperback wrs. Baltimore & London: John Hopkins University Press, .
ISBN-10: 081862825 / ISBN-13: 97808001862823
It is widely believed that only the growth of mass suburbs after World War II brought suburban living within reach of blue-collar workers, immigrants, and racial minorities. But in this original and intensive study of Toronto, Richard Harris shows that even prewar suburbs were socially and ethnically diverse, with a significant number of lower-income North American families making their homes on the urban fringe. In the United States and Canada, lack of planning set the stage for a uniquely North American tragedy. Unplanned Suburbs serves as a reminder of the dangers of unchecked suburban growth.