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Unbuilt Toronto: A History of the City That Might Have Been

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Short-listed for the 2009 Toronto Book Awards and Heritage Toronto Book Awards and the 2012 Speaker's Award

Unbuilt Toronto explores never-realized building projects in and around Toronto, from the citys founding to the twenty-first century. Delving into unfulfilled and largely forgotten visions for grand public buildings, landmark skyscrapers, highways, subways, and arts and recreation venues, it outlines such ambitious schemes as St. Alban's Cathedral, the Queen subway line and early city plans that would have resulted in a Paris-by-the-Lake.

Readers may lament the loss of some projects (such as the Eatons College Street tower), be thankful for the disappearance of others (a highway through the Annex), and marvel at the downtown that could have been (with underground roads and walkways in the sky).

Featuring 147 photographs and illustrations, many never before published, Unbuilt Toronto casts a different light on a city you thought you knew.

Synopsis:

Unbuilt Toronto explores never-realized building projects in and around Toronto, from the citys founding to the twenty-first century. Delving into unfulfilled and largely forgotten visions for grand public buildings, landmark skyscrapers, highways, su

Synopsis:

Unbuilt Toronto explores the failed architectural dreams of Toronto, delving into unfulfilled and largely forgotten visions for grand public buildings, landmark skyscrapers, roads and highways, transit systems, and sports and recreation venues.

About the Author

Unbuilt Toronto explores the failed architectural dreams of Toronto and the surrounding area over four centuries. Delving into unfulfilled and largely forgotten visions for grand public buildings, landmark skyscrapers, roads and highways, transit systems, and arts and recreation venues, the author outlines such ambitious but ultimately unrealized schemes as St. Alban's Cathedral, the Queen subway line, and early city plans that would have resulted in a Paris-by-the-Lake.

Readers will lament the loss of some projects (such as Eaton's magnificent College Street tower), be thankful for the loss of others (a highway through the Annex), and marvel at the downtown that could have been (with underground roads and walkways in the sky).

Unbuilt Toronto casts a unique light on a city you thought you knew.

Featuring over 140 illustrations, many never before published.

Mark Osbaldeston has written about architecture and city planning for the National Post and Eye Weekly, and has reviewed architecture books for Quill and Quire. A lawyer, he has practised in both the private and public sectors, with a special emphasis on municipal and planning law. He lives in Toronto.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781550028355
Author:
Osbaldeston, Mark
Publisher:
Dundurn Group (CA)
Author:
Mark, Osbaldeston
Subject:
Canada - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
History - Canada - General
Subject:
ARCHITECTURE / General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Toronto (Ont.) History.
Subject:
Toronto (Ont.) Buildings, structures, etc.
Subject:
World History-Canada
Subject:
Toronto
Subject:
Architecture-History - General
Subject:
History Of The Americas
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 9 in

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"Synopsis" by , Unbuilt Toronto explores never-realized building projects in and around Toronto, from the citys founding to the twenty-first century. Delving into unfulfilled and largely forgotten visions for grand public buildings, landmark skyscrapers, highways, su
"Synopsis" by , Unbuilt Toronto explores the failed architectural dreams of Toronto, delving into unfulfilled and largely forgotten visions for grand public buildings, landmark skyscrapers, roads and highways, transit systems, and sports and recreation venues.
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