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Working People

Life in a Downtown City Neighbourhood

by (author) James Lorimer & Myfanwy Phillips

James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Jan 1971
City Planning & Urban Development, Urban
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This book is a classic, intimate study of the people of Toronto's East of Parliament neighbourhood in the 1970's, a time when the working-class district came under unprecedented pressure from developers and middle-class gentrification.

An unconventional account, Working People combines a wide variety of materials--interviews, economic analysis, songs, jokes, newspaper advertisements, community newspapers, photographs--to present an unparalleled portrait of a changing urban community in depth.

Working People remains a fascinating record of a community in transition.


About the authors

JAMES LORIMER is the author of numerous books on city politics. He is also involved in book publishing.

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MYFANWY PHILLIPS is the author of The Children of Peace. Her photographs are also featured in Heather Robertson\s Grass Roots.'

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Editorial Reviews

"A kind of unconventional masterpiece."

Toronto Star

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