Unbuilt Toronto 2: More of the City That Might Have Been

October 3, 2011|
Unbuilt Toronto 2: More of the City That Might Have Been by Mark Osbaldeston
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Discover the scrapyard statue planned for University Avenue, the flapper-era "CN Tower" that led to a decade of litigation, and an electric light-rail transit network proposed in 1915.

Winner of the 2012 Heritage Toronto Award of Merit

Quill & Quire cited Unbuilt Toronto as a book filled with "well-researched, often gripping tales of grand plans," while Canadian Architect said that it is "an impressively researched exploration of never-realized architectural and master-planning projects intended for the city." Now Unbuilt Toronto 2 provides an all-new, fascinating return to the "Toronto that might have been."

Discover the scrapyard statue planned for University Avenue, the flapper-era "CN Tower" that led to a decade of litigation, and an electric light-rail transit network proposed in 1915. What would Toronto look like today if it had hosted the Olympics in 1996 or 1976? And what was the downtown expressway that Frederick Gardiner really wanted?

With over 150 photographs, maps, and illustrations, Unbuilt Toronto 2 tracks the origins and fates of some of the city''s most interesting planning, transit, and architectural "what-ifs."

Mark Osbaldeston has written and spoken extensively on Toronto''s architectural and planning history. His first book, Unbuilt Toronto: A History of the City That Might Have Been, was the basis for an exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum, was a finalist for the Toronto Book Awards, and received a Heritage Toronto Award of Merit. He li...
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Title:Unbuilt Toronto 2: More of the City That Might Have BeenFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:272 pages, 9 X 9 X 1 inShipping dimensions:272 pages, 9 X 9 X 1 inPublished:3 octobre 2011Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554889758

ISBN - 13:9781554889754

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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