Recollections of a Neighbourhood by Nancy WilliamsRecollections of a Neighbourhood by Nancy Williams

Recollections of a Neighbourhood

byNancy Williams, Marie Scott-Baron

Paperback | January 1, 2013

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Title:Recollections of a NeighbourhoodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:286 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 1.1 inPublished:January 1, 2013Publisher:Words Indeed PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0986516643

ISBN - 13:9780986516641

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Praise for Recollections of a Neighbourhood... an important contribution to Toronto’s history, and something the city’s neighbourhoods need more of. ‘In the late 60s and early 70s, this small but unforgettable neighbourhood was “my Toronto”. How wonderful, forty years later, to find its past revived and its particular magic celebrated in this lively word-portrait. And best of all, it’s still there!’ − Laurie Dennett, author of A Hug for the Apostle, about the Camino ‘Recollections of a Neighbourhood is a touching memoir of a much loved Toronto neighbourhood. Through a collection of personal stories, he book urges us to steward our architectural and cultural heritage. This is a beautiful book to be treasured.’ − Pat Hanson, partner, gh3 architects + landscape architects ‘A thoughtful and thought-provoking book. A beautiful combination of words and images, that offers its readers a historical tour of a wonderful neighborhood. Readers who lived or worked in the area are treated to a delightful tour down memory lane, in good times as well as hard. The story of Huron-Sussex is told by a plurality of voices speaking chorally and with great affection, though each presents the neighborhood from a unique perspective.’ − Domenico Pietropaolo, Principal St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto ‘This is a beautiful and useful book. Edited by the late Nancy Williams and Marie Scott-Baron, elegantly designed & composed by Anne Vellone, along with her original photography—Recollections of a Neighbourhood is an important contribution to Toronto’s history, and something the city’s neighbourhoods need more of.’ − Brian Fawcett, author of Human Happiness
Date published: 2016-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a beaautiful and useful book. Recollections of a Neighbourhood is an important contribution to Toronto's history, and something the city's neighbourhoods need more of.
Date published: 2016-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read + beautiful pictures! Recollections of a Neighbourhood... Huron-Sussex, from UTS to Stop Spadina gives the reader a sense of what and who made this neighbourhood so special, revealing the history and the texture of life in a lively, close-knit, somewhat bohemian Victorian neighbourhood in central Toronto. This lavishly illustrated and lively volume begins with semi-feudal land grants in the 1790s and culminates in the creation of the Robarts Library and Rochdale College and the sudden and dramatic death of the would-be Spadina Expressway. Having lived in this area for over 40 years, how wonderful, to find its past revived and its particular magic celebrated in this lively word-portrait.
Date published: 2015-05-10