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October 6, 2003
Updated Bibliography of Toronto History now available at City of Toronto Historic Museums and on Web site
Culture - Over 500 new titles have been added to the Bibliography of Toronto
History, a valuable research tool available at the click of a mouse to anyone
interested in the history of Toronto. The bibliography now contains the titles
of over 1,500 books and articles published since 1990 and is featured on the
City of Toronto Web site at Compiled by Carl
Benn, Chief Curator of Toronto's Historic Museums, the list is completely
inclusive from the Ice Age to yesterday.

With 500 additional titles, Torontophiles will find a great many books and
articles to expand their appreciation of the city's distant and recent past.
Among the many new listings are titles that explore such diverse themes as
neighbourhood theatres in the pre-television age, the history of the University
of Toronto, the Underground Railroad of the 1840s-50s, domestic architecture,
May Day celebrations in Toronto's old Jewish quarter, an American spy's report
on Fort York during the 1837 Rebellion, women's shelters in recent decades, how
a Victorian magazine represented gender in its editorial cartoons, and
historians first reflections on the birth of the Megacity in the late 1990s.

Printed copies of the bibliography can be purchased only in person, for $14.98
(taxes included) at the City's Historic Museums:

Colborne Lodge, south end of High Park, 416-392-6916
Gibson House Museum, 5172 Yonge St., 416-395-7432
Historic Fort York, 100 Garrison Rd., 416-392-6907
Mackenzie House, 82 Bond St., 416-392-6915
Montgomery's Inn, 4709 Dundas St. W., 416-394-8113
Scarborough Historical Museum, 1007 Brimley Rd., 416-338-8807
Spadina Historic House and Gardens, 285 Spadina Rd., 416-392-6910
Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum and Arts Centre, 67 Pottery Rd., 416-396-2819

Media contact:
Carl Benn, Chief Curator, Museums and Heritage Services, 416-338-0028



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