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Architecture Residential

Inside Toronto

Urban Interiors 1880s to 1920s

by (author) Sally Gibson

Cormorant Books
Initial publish date
Apr 2006
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2006
    List Price

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Out of print

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Based on 260 vintage images and extensive original research, Inside Toronto: Urban Interiors 1880s to 1920s is the first book to investigate the complex, interior life of a single city — the ordinary and extraordinary places where Torontonians lived, worked, shopped, and performed the rituals of daily life. Interior photographs are rare. Not many were taken; and fewer have survived. Fortunately, Toronto's archival resources, supplemented by private and public collections elsewhere, are extensive enough to support an investigation of these interior spaces. Many images are glorious, all are informative. Text illuminates the images and provides historical background.

About the author

Sally Gibson is a heritage consultant. A graduate of Vassar College, she holds a Masters of Urban Studies from Yale University, a Master of Library Science and a Ph.D. in Urban Geography (both from the University of Toronto). Originally from New Jersey, Sally has lived in Toronto since 1969; the city has been both a source of inspiration for her and the object of many years of research. Her previous book, More Than an Island: A History of Toronto Island, was published in 1984.

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