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Toronto Street Names: An Illustrated Guide to Their Origins Paperback – Dec 2 2000


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  • Paperback: 244 pages
  • Publisher: Firefly Books; 1st edition (Dec 2 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1552093867
  • ISBN-13: 978-1552093863
  • Product Dimensions: 25.3 x 18 x 1.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 526 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #530,742 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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What emerges is an intriguing, humorous and sometimes downright strange history of Toronto ... Fun to read, the book traces the witty history of a city born of conflicting traditions, ideals and personalities. Walking the streets of Toronto will never be the same again. (Annemarie Brissenden Toronto Annex Gleaner 2001-03-01)

Deserves a place on every Toronto history buff's bookshelf. (Steve Pitt Canadian Book Review Annual 2000-01-01)

About the Author

Alan Gould holds a Doctorate in Philosophy from York University. He has taught courses on theater at York, U of T, Guelph and the Ontario College of Art, and he has written and performed in numerous radio and television shows. Gould has written over 700 newspaper and magazine articles, and has more than two-dozen books published (as author, co-author or editor) including: Fodor's: Toronto and The Toronto Book. Allan lives in Toronto with his wife and two children.

Leonard Wise has authored several books on Toronto including Toronto Eats, More Toronto Eats and Making Out in Toronto. He has also been a columnist for the Toronto Star where he wrote about food specialty items. A lawyer, Leonard first turned to writing in 1970. Leonard and his wife live in Toronto.


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By R. J. Harwood on Nov. 20 2009
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I'm a Torontonian and there are streets here that I've never heard of. This book with pictures brings back those nostalgic memories
while gowing up in the Greatest City in the World.
A Must read to stir the senses and memories!
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There are some typos, e.g. in a paragraph one date is repeated but changed by one year.
Many street names come from (wealthy) people who owned land or buildings on the street that is described. I find their stories not so interesting because there are very few details.
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I wish my street was on it...but excellent book and nice pictures. Provide a lot of historic data and reasons for street names.
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By LINDSAY on March 2 2015
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Interesting reference for the names documented, but far from complete.
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