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Toronto Sketches 8

The Way We Were

by (author) Mike Filey

Publisher
Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2004
Category
Social History, General, General
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459712584
    Publish Date
    Sep 2004
    List Price
    $7.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781550025279
    Publish Date
    Sep 2004
    List Price
    $22.99

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Description

Toronto Sun columnist Mike Filey is back with Toronto Sketches 8, the series that captures the people, politics, and architecture of Toronto’s past with photographs and anecdotes that will change the way you see the city forever. The book brings us back to the time of Toronto’s original horse-drawn streetcar, the construction of Maple Leaf Gardens, and other memories of Toronto, many of which show how history repeats itself, as in the gas price wars of the early 20th century or the debate in 1911 over building a bridge to Toronto island.

About the author

Mike Filey was born in Toronto in 1941. He has written more than two dozen books on various facets of Toronto's past and for more than 35 years has contributed a popular column, "The Way We Were," to the Toronto Sunday Sun. His Toronto Sketches series is more popular now than ever before.

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Editorial Reviews

"Each short essay is an informative delight, and Mike Filey is a Toronto treasure."

Trevor S Raymond, Canadian Book Review Annual

"Toronto Sketches 8 brings us back to the time of Toronto's original horse-drawn streetcar, the construction of the Maple Leaf Gardens and other spectacular memories of Toronto."

Heritage Matters

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