The Shape of the Suburbs
Understanding Toronto's Sprawl

Sewell, John
Publisher:  University of Toronto Press, Canada
Year Published:  2009
Pages:  208pp   Price:  $24.95   ISBN:  978-0-8020-9587-9
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX12166

Examines the relationship between the development of suburbs, water, and sewage systems, highways and the decision-making of Toronto-area governments to show how the suburbs spread, and how they have in turn shaped the city. Also demonstrates the ways in which suburban political, economic, and cultural influences have impacted the older, central city, culminating in the forced Megacity amalgamation of 1998.

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