A City in the Making examines certain of the events that took place in the nineteenth century Toronto, paying particular attention to those who carved a thriving metropolis out of the frontier post that was the town of York.
Frederick H. Armstrong, a graduate of the University of Toronto, is a Professor of History at the University of Western Ontario, and Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He is the author or editor of numerous books and studies on Upper Canada including a new edition of Henry Scaddings Toronto of Old; Aspects of Nineteenth Century Ontario; and Toronto: The Place of Meeting. He has been awarded the President's Medal of the University of Western Ontario and the Award of Merit of the American Society for State and Local History.
Armstrong bolsters his opinions with considerable evidence presented in a straightforward and readable manner without sacrificing academic integrity, a feat that commends this collection of 15 essays to a wide audience.
Every section of this well-researched book makes solid contributions to our knowledge of Toronto's history.
...is of a value as it gathers together much material which would otherwise not easily see the light of day.
Readers of Ontario History will welcome this anthology, as Dundurn press continues its special mission of publishing our province's past. An impressive assortment of Armstrong articles of enduring value are preserved here in permanent form.
Professor Armstrong and Dundurn Press are to be congratulated on this important collection.
From his countless hours in the archives, Armstrong unearths many worthwhile stories, one of the most interesting being that of the mysterious Andrew Mercer ... His is just one of the fascinating stories in a valuable book from ... Dundurn Press.