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How We Changed Toronto: The inside story of twelve creative, tumultuous years in civic life, 1969…

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By the mid-1960s Toronto was well on its way to becoming Canada's largest and most powerful city. One real estate firm aptly labelled it Boomtown. Expressways, subways, shopping centres, high-rise apartments, and skyscraping downtown office towers were…
Police in Canada: The Real Story
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|September 14, 2010

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What's going on with Canada's police? Once an institution that commanded respect and trust, the police are now widely regarded with skepticism and even suspicion. The dramatic death of Robert Dziekanski at the hands of the RCMP at Vancouver's airport,…
Mackenzie: A Political Biography
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|October 1, 2002

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History has often dismissed William Lyon Mackenzie as a comical figure, or as the political hothead who bungled the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837. Former Toronto mayor John Sewell suggests he may actually be the best model this country has ever had of a…
Shape of the Suburbs: Understanding Toronto's Sprawl
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|April 25, 2009

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It is now impossible to understand major North American cities without considering the seemingly never-ending and ever-growing sprawl of their surrounding suburbs. In The Shape of the Suburbs , activist, urban affairs columnist, and former Toronto mayor John…
Police: Urban Policing in Canada
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|January 1, 1985

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Policing is crucial to society. In the public's mind, police stand for law and order, protecting the law-abiding from the law-breaker. But what does the police officer on the beat actually do? Does the public idea of policing fit the reality? Are the police as…
Up Against City Hall
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|January 1, 1972

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During the 1960s, city politics changed dramatically in Canada. The comfortable world of old-guard municipal politics was challenged by citizen groups and reform-minded candidates. In this book, John Sewell provides a frank, informal account of his involvement in…
The Shape of the City: Toronto Struggles with Modern Planning

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Critics have long voiced concerns about the wisdom of living in cities and the effects of city life on physical and mental health. For a century, planners have tried to meet these issues. John Sewell traces changes in urban planning, from the pre-Depression…
Elementary Treatise on Steam and Locomotion, Vol. 1: Based on the Principle of Connecting Science…

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Excerpt from Elementary Treatise on Steam and Locomotion, Vol. 1: Based on the Principle of Connecting Science With Practice, in a Popular Form To promote such progress, and convey popular information on steam locomotion, is the design of this treatise, of which…
Critique On The Late French Revolution, In A Speech Delivered At The Society For Free Debate At…

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An Elementary Treatise On Steam and the Steam-Engine, Stationary and Portable: (Being an Extension…

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We…
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