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Some Great Idea: Good Neighbourhoods, Crazy Politics and the Invention of Toronto Paperback – Jan 18 2013
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This is a story about both Toronto's past and present, how the city has relentlessly and collaboratively reinvented itself. But it's also a story about Toronto's future, and what that future might mean for all global cities. This is a story that says you can ?ght city hall.
'A fascinating read and compelling snapshot of a city...' - Quill & Quire
'...[A] considered, and surprisingly personal, look at what makes Toronto tick.' - National Post
'...[A] book that should be on every nightstand in the city.' - Books Under Skin blog
About the Author
Edward Keenan serves as senior editor and lead columnist at The Grid magazine in Toronto. An eight-time finalist at the National Magazine Awards, he was the top editor at Eye Weekly , is a contributing editor at Spacing magazine and writes widely on politics, sports and culture.
Top Customer Reviews
Mind you, the language gets dry and complex at times, it's fairly "academic" i.e. non-personal accounts are generally quoted well (good thing imho).
As a Torontonian of over 10 years, I really appreciated the retrospective of city planning history, especially that of Scarborough, although, I think at least a brief account of other old city of Toronto suburbs from planning point of view would be great.
The books lays out good analysis with researched support of why Toronto is where it is (economy, planning, politics).
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This book is best read in sections. There is much to ponder, especially when reading the material on David Miller and Rob Ford.
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