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City of Words

Toronto Through Her Authors' Eyes

edited by Sarah Elton, photographs by Kevin Robbins

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Scaling the steps of the CN Tower. Hunting for Canada geese in Scarborough. Riding the Queen streetcar. These fragments of everyday life, familiar and unassuming though they may be to Toronto natives, are the language in which we dream. Over the centuries, our city has produced world-class authors who have, consciously or not, written Toronto into their fiction, essays, and poems. Some of Canada's most treasured literature has been incubated on Yonge Street, in High Park, and at the Exhibition. The city never fails to capture her writers, and sometimes, they return the favour.

 

City of Words is a collection of excerpts about Toronto from writers such as Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, and Lawrence Hill, accompanied by stunning original photographs; together, these words and images reveal the vibrant, vital soul of the city as it has seldom been seen before.

About the Authors

Sarah Elton

SARAH ELTON is an award-winning author and journalist who specializes in writing about food. Her book for children, Starting from Scratch: What You Should Know about Food and Cooking, was published in 2014 to wide acclaim. Her bestselling books for adults include Consumed: Food for a Finite Planet and Locavore: From Farmers’ Fields to Rooftop Gardens, How Canadians Are Changing the Way We Eat. Sarah was the food columnist for CBC Radio's Here & Now for more than a decade. She lives in Toronto. Visit sarahelton.ca and find Sarah on Twitter @SarahAElton.
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Kevin Robbins is a freelance photographer who lives in Toronto.
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Editorial Reviews

“This book would make a wonderful Christmas present for someone returning to the city, full of regret as the days grow dark and the streets grow cold. It conjures a Toronto that is rich and vital.”

— Toronto Star

“A handsome sampler of prose and poetry ranging over two centuries, edited by Sarah Elton with remarkably evocative, densely Toronto-ish photographs by Kevin Robbins.”

— National Post

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