Unbuilt Toronto: A History of the City That Might Have Been

Unbuilt Toronto: A History of the City That Might Have Been (Paperback )

By Mark Osbaldeston 
Publisher: Dundurn Group (CA)
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1550028359
EAN: 9781550028355
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 255
Publish Date: 2008-10-31
Binding: Paperback
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" Short-listed for the 2009 Toronto Book Awards and Heritage Toronto Book Awards and the 2012 Speaker s Award" Unbuilt Toronto explores never-realized building projects in and around Toronto, from the citys founding to the twenty-first century. Delving into unfulfilled and largely forgotten visions for grand public buildings, landmark skyscrapers, highways, subways, and arts and recreation venues, it outlines such ambitious schemes as St. Alban s Cathedral, the Queen subway line and early city plans that would have resulted in a Paris-by-the-Lake. Readers may lament the loss of some projects (such as the Eatons College Street tower), be thankful for the disappearance of others (a highway through the Annex), and marvel at the downtown that could have been (with underground roads and walkways in the sky). Featuring 147 photographs and illustrations, many never before published, Unbuilt Toronto casts a different light on a city you thought you knew."

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Title: Unbuilt Toronto: A History of the City That Might Have Been
Publisher: Dundurn Group (CA)
Author: Mark Osbaldeston
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1550028359
EAN: 9781550028355
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 255
Publish Date: 2008-10-31
Binding: Paperback

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