Toronto/Ward Seven

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Bain Avenue controversy
Jain, Linda, Wyland, Francie, Oltuski, Steve
Article
1978
Rent freeze organizers state their case.
Bain Avenue controversy - Ulli Diemer replies
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1978
There is no dispute about the importance and validity of economic demands, whether in the workplace or in the community. What is under dispute is Wages for Housework's insistence that money is the onl...
Bain Co-op Meets Wages for Housework: A political thriller
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1977
The story of the struggle that gave birth to a housing co-operative and destroyed the credibility of the 'Wages for Housework' sect.
Bleeker Street
Kolompar, E.; Astly, R.; Marshall, J.
Film/Video
1977
Documentary of the efforts of the residents of Bleeker St. to save their homes.
The Canada Metals story: A chronology
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1980
The ongoing struggle against lead pollution in South Riverdale.
A Conversation with Don Weitz
Weitz, Don; Diemer, Ulli
Article
2016
Activist Don Weitz interviewed by Ulli Diemer, December 8, 2016.
Fighting Back: Urban Renewal in Trefann Court
Fraser, Graham
Book
1972
A detailed report on the conflict between city bureaucrats and residents of Trefann Court, a five-block area just east of downtown Toronto. Bent on tearing down as a step towards urban renewal, the pl...
How We Changed Toronto: The inside story of twelve creative, tumultuous years in civic life, 1969-1980
Sewell, John
Book
2015
By the mid-1960s Toronto was well on its way to becoming Canada's largest and most powerful city. One real estate firm aptly labelled it Boomtown. Expressways, subways, shopping centres, high-rise apa...
Planning As Learning: The Education of Citizen Activists
Alexander, Donald Hayley Morrow
Book
1994
Phd thesis focusing on the learning undertaken by members of citizens' groups involved in land use planning.
The Real World of City Politics
Lorimer, James
Book
1970
A report about what is going on -- and what is going wrong -- in Canada's cities. Urban reneewal, public housing, downtown schools, citizen participation, highrise development, city politicians.
Seven News
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1970
Seven News (7 News) was a community newspaper published in the area of Toronto east of downtown which at the time was known as Ward 7. Seven News was published from 1970 to 1985. Seven News is no long...
Seven News: Principles & Purposes
Article
1978
Statement of principles of Seven News, a community newspaper.
Seven News: The Story of a Community Newspaper
Horrocks, Lisa
Article
1984
An essay about the Toronto community newspaper Seven News, written in 1984 by Lisa Horrocks, who was part of Seven News as a staff or board member for a number of years.
Sewell, John: Connexipedia Article
Article
Political activist and writer on municipal affairs. The mayor of Toronto, Canada from 1978 to 1980. (Born 1940).
Toronto's Poor: A Rebellious History
Palmer, Bryan D.; Heroux, Gaetan
Book
2016
Toronto’s Poor reveals the long and too often forgotten history of poor people’s resistance. It details how the homeless, the unemployed, and the destitute have struggled to survive and secure food an...
The Trouble With Co-ops
Dineen, Janice
Book
1974
The story of a pioneer co-operative housing project in downtown Toronto: Down Area Co-operative Homes, inc. (DACHI).
Up Against City Hall
Sewell, John
Book
1972
John Sewell describes his early life and explains how he accidentally got involved in politics. He tells of his experiences in Trefann Court, and how this opened his eyes to the realities of civic pol...
Working People: Life in a Downtown City Neighbourhood
Lorimer, James
Book
1971
A description of the Don Vale neighbourhood of downtown Toronto in the 1960s.
Worthington provokes election controversy
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1984
The Committee to Defeat Peter Worthington stirs things up in the Broadview-Greenwood election campaign.

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Seven News
A community newspaper based in the 'Ward 7' area of Toronto: east of downtown, from Sherbourne Street to Logan Avenue, including Don Vale, Cabbagetown, Regent Park, Riverdale, St. Jamestown. Seven New...

Sources Library

Cabbagetown
Garner, Hugh
1950
Depicts life in the Toronto neighbourhood of Cabbagetown during the Depression.
Cabbagetown
The Story Of A Victorian Neighbourhood
Coopersmith, Penina
1988
Coopersmith traces Cabbagetown's origins in the eighteenth century, growth in the Victorian era, decline in the thirties, and renaissance today. Also included are two walking tours that highlight hist...
Cabbagetown Diary
Butler, Juan
1971
A novel.
Cabbagetown in Pictures
Kelly, Colleen
1984
Photos of Toronto's historic Cabbagetown, with accompanying text.
Cabbagetown, Remembered
Rust-D'Eye, George
1984
Stories and photographs of the Toronto neighbourhood known as old Cabbagetown.
Corktown
Wikipedia article
Corktown is a residential neighbourhood in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is just south of Regent Park and north of the Gardiner Expressway, between Berkeley Street to the west and the Don Rive...
Don Jail
Wikipedia article
The Don Jail is a former jail in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, located to the east of the Don River, on Gerrard Street East in Riverdale. The "Don Gaol" was built between 1858 and 1864, with a new wing be...
Free Bleecker
Astley, Rick; Kolomor, Emil; Marshall, John
1974
A documentary on the "redevelopment" of the South St. Jamestown neighbourhood in Toronto.
Gooderham and Worts
Wikipedia article
Gooderham and Worts was a Canadian company that was once the largest distiller of alcoholic beverages in Canada. Its former manufacturing facilities on the Toronto Waterfront are today the well-known ...
The Intruders
Garner, Hugh
1976
A novel depicting the gentrification of the Cabbagetown neighbourhood in Toronto.
Karl Jaffary
Wikipedia article
Karl Jaffary is a former municipal politician in Toronto.
Moss Park
Wikipedia article
Moss Park is a residential neighbourhood located in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The area known as Moss Park is typically considered to be between Jarvis Street and Parliament Street south of Du...
Regent Park
The Public Experiment in Housing
Zapparoli, David
1999
Photographs, commentary, and interviews.
Regent Park
Wikipedia article
Regent Park is a neighbourhood located in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada, built in the late 1940s as a public housing project.
St. James Cemetery (Toronto)
Wikipedia article
The Anglican St. James Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Toronto still in operation, being opened in 1844 as the burial ground for St. James Cathedral. The cemetery was opened in July 1844 for the bu...
St. James Town
Wikipedia article
St. James Town (sometimes spelled St. Jamestown) is a neighbourhood of Toronto which lies in the northeast corner of the downtown area. The neighbourhood covers the area bounded by Sherbourne Street t...
St. Lawrence neighbourhood
Wikipedia article
St. Lawrence is a neighbourhood located in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The area, a former industrial area, is bounded by Yonge, Front, and Parliament Streets, and the Canadian National railway ...
Trefann Court
Wikipedia article
Trefann Court is a small neighbourhood in the eastern part of downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located on the north side of Queen Street between Parliament Street and River Street. It extends ...
The Universe Ends at Sherbourne & Queen
Poems & Prose
Plantos, Ted; Kyba, Angeline (photos)
1977
A literary and photographic look at the area known as Cabbagetown. It describes the myths and legends of the area as well as the lives of the people who live there.

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Class Bias in Toronto Schools
Downtown Kids Aren't Dumb: They Need A Better Program
Buttrick, Ann
Article
1971
A brief by the Park School community council addressing the streaming of poor and working class children into the bottom levels of the school system. These children, the brief says, have badly develop...