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A Traveller's History of Canada
A readable and admirably concise march through Canadian history from prehistory to today, including a timeline.
Featuring 147 photographs and illustrations, many never before published, Unbuilt Toronto casts a different light on a city you thought you knew.
Fodor's Toronto, With Niagara Falls & the Niagara Wine Region
This practical guide in the popular series is packed with insider information in an easy-to-use format.
Toronto, Biography of a City
From politics to transportation, public health to sports, historian Allan Levine explores four centuries of Toronto's history, introducing the forces and faces that shaped the city's multi-faceted identity.
This collection of 28 short stories represents some of Munro's finest work. A powerful range of emotional, evocative tales set throughout the cities and rural towns of her native country.
Unbuilt Toronto, More of the City That Might Have Been
With 150 photographs, maps, and illustrations, Unbuilt Toronto tracks the origins and fates of some of the city's most interesting planning, transit, and architectural "what-ifs."
Why I Hate Canadians
This is the tenth anniversary edition of Ferguson's wickedly astute cultural salvo, the collection of humorous essays that launched his career. As you might guess, the title is tongue-in-cheek.
Toronto's Many Faces
A visitors' guide to Toronto, with a welcome focus on the city's diverse ethnic neighborhoods.
The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson, An Introduction
A slim, accessible introduction to the art and times of the famous Canadian landscape painters, eight men who revolutionized Canadian approaches to art and wilderness in the early 20th century.
In the Skin of a Lion
This richly lyrical, poetic novel by Michael Ondaatje is set in 1920's Toronto and rural Ontario. Its protagonist is a tough woodsman who comes to the rough-and-tumble city.
Lives of Girls and Women
Munro's only novel, a heartfelt and insightful story of a young girl's coming-of-age on a fox farm in Ontario.
The Blind Assassin
Winner of the Booker Prize in 2000, this hauntingly beautiful novel interweaves two disparate strands: one, a murder mystery set in Toronto at the close of WWII; the other, the text of the murdered woman's science fiction novel, which may hold a clue to her death.