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The Beach: An Illustrated History from the Lake to Kingston Road Paperback – May 15 2009


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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: ECW Press (May 15 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1550228714
  • ISBN-13: 978-1550228717
  • Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 24.9 x 1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 440 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #380,339 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Glenn Cochrane has had a long career as a journalist in Toronto and the surrounding area with the Hamilton Spectator, Canadian Press, and CFTO-TV, where he did human interest stories until his retirement in 1993. Cochrane was named Beaches Citizen of the Year in 2001, and has received many other honours, including an Award of Merit from Heritage Toronto for his book Glenn Cochrane’s Toronto. Jean Cochrane is a long-time Beach resident. She is a retired writer and editor.

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The local dimension of history is sometimes overlooked or relegated to supposed lesser importance.

But a book such as this pictorial history of The Beach area of eastern Toronto makes local history come alive.

This book includes much information on the Kingston Road approaches to Toronto and about life over the past century along the lakeshore, east of the city centre of Toronto.

The section about the historic Ashbridge Estate is particularly informative and containing detail not easily available from other published sources.

This book makes a welcome addition to anyone familiar with the east end of Toronto and an interest in local history.
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