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Bain Avenue controversy
Jain, Linda, Wyland, Francie, Oltuski, Steve
Rent freeze organizers state their case.
Bain Avenue controversy - Ulli Diemer replies
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
The story of the struggle that gave birth to a housing co-operative and destroyed the credibility of the 'Wages for Housework' sect.
Kolompar, E.; Astly, R.; Marshall, J.
Documentary of the efforts of the residents of Bleeker St. to save their homes.
Cabbagetown: A Working Class District: Hugh Garner's novel revisited
The Canada Metals story: A chronology
The ongoing struggle against lead pollution in South Riverdale.
A Citizen's Guide to City Politics
Don Weitz in conversation with Ulli Diemer
Weitz, Don; Diemer, Ulli
Activist Don Weitz interviewed by Ulli Diemer, December 8, 2016.
Fighting Back: Urban Renewal in Trefann Court
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
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
Phd thesis focusing on the learning undertaken by members of citizens' groups involved in land use planning.
The Real World of City Politics
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.
Serial Publication (Periodical)
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
Statement of principles of Seven News, a community newspaper.
Seven News: The Story of a Community Newspaper
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
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
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
The story of a pioneer co-operative housing project in downtown Toronto: Down Area Co-operative Homes, inc. (DACHI).
Up Against City Hall
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
A description of the Don Vale neighbourhood of downtown Toronto in the 1960s.
Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites
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...
Depicts life in the Toronto neighbourhood of Cabbagetown during the Depression.
The Story Of A Victorian Neighbourhood
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 in Pictures
Photos of Toronto's historic Cabbagetown, with accompanying text.
Stories and photographs of the Toronto neighbourhood known as old Cabbagetown.
Cabbagetown-Riverdale News was a sucessor to Seven News, the non-profit community newspaper published in Toronto from 1970 to 1985 in what was then known as Ward 7. The September 17, 1985 issue was th...
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...
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...
Astley, Rick; Kolomor, Emil; Marshall, John
A documentary on the "redevelopment" of the South St. Jamestown neighbourhood in Toronto.
Gooderham and Worts
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 ...
A novel depicting the gentrification of the Cabbagetown neighbourhood in Toronto.
Karl Jaffary is a former municipal politician in Toronto.
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...
The Public Experiment in Housing
Photographs, commentary, and interviews.
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)
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
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
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 ...
Toronto Police Constable shot and killed in Cabbagetown - 1973
)n January 10 1973. 28 year-old Toronto Police Constable James Lothian (pictured) spotted a speeding vehicle running a red light and pursued it until the car ran into the rear of another vehicle on Am...
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)
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.
Ward 7 NDP campaigns
After having avoided the civic arena since the 1969 municipal election, the Metro Toronto NDP is throwing itself into local politics in the 1978 municipal election.
From the Connexions Archives
Class Bias in Toronto Schools
Downtown Kids Aren't Dumb: They Need A Better Program
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...