Derek Hayes Historical Atlas of Toronto

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Historical Atlas of Toronto

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Renowned map historian Derek Hayes provides a unique perspective on Toronto's colourful past.

In just two centuries, Toronto has grown from a tiny outpost of the British Empire to a world-class city, by far the largest in Canada. First a native village, then a French trading fort, the site became the capital of the newly established Upper Canada in 1793. The little settlement survived two attacks by the American army in the War of 1812, and became a city—Toronto—in 1834, just as it became necessary to withstand the challenge of armed rebellion from within, led by William Lyon Mackenzie, who had been the first mayor of Toronto. The city went on to become a railway hub, and developed an industrial and trading base the equal of no other...

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Derek Hayes, a geographer by training, has a passion for old maps and what they can reveal about the past. He is the author of the best-selling Historical Atlas of the Pacific Northwest, which sold over 55,000 copies; the Historical Atlas of Canada, and Canada: An Illustrated History. He lives in White Rock, British Columbia.

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"A major contribution to our knowledge and appreciation of Toronto." (C. Grant Head)

"A unique visual look at Toronto that deserves the attention of anyone with an interest in its history. (Spacing Magazine)

"A wonderful book, [The Historical Atlas of Toronto] tracks the city's progression -- be it historically, economically or technologically -- via the various attempts made to map it. What's so rewarding about flipping its pages is the manner in which the maps reveal the complicated relationship between Toronto's past and present. Whenever I finish a pass through it, I tend to look at the city with a heightened level of perception." (BlogTO)

"Hayes scoured libraries and archives to collect the 300-plus maps that appear in the book, which traces the city from trading fort to thriving metropolis." (National Post)

"To say that historian and geographer Derek Hayes loves maps is an understatement...Hayes has reproduced some truly striking examples of cartography. Gorgeous Victorian-era maps done in a bird's-eye perspective were next to useless for navigating the city. But their artfully rendered perspective...show a city booming and filled with promise...The result is a unique visual look at Toronto that deserves the attention of anyone with an interest in its history." (Spacing Magazine)

"The Historical Atlas of Toronto is a most interesting visual approach to Toronto life, past and present...From the very first page, you are captivated by the history of the city and how it grew...With more than 300 maps, some two pages, we find a host of information not previously known about Toronto. The maps represent a history lesson, of business and industry all around the city. Historical Atlas of Toronto is that and more, telling us how Toronto became one of the most celebrated cities in Canada." (Shelf Life)

"More than 200 maps, supplemented by period photographs and illustrations, chart Toronto's progress from remote native village to 'world city.' The real strength is with the early years and the careful reproduction of detail from 17th and 19th-century French and British maps. An abundance of splendid 19th-century maps portray most effectively the city's rapid growth and the immense impact of industrialization. The growth of the suburbs, the ever-changing waterfront, the controversies that came with unfettered expansion -- all are here." (Globe & Mail)

"Hayes' new book Historical Atlas of Toronto is a superb collection of rare maps, each of which was prepared to record, promote, define or illustrate an historical event of chapter in the city's growth. There are early street maps, waterfront maps, early housing subdivision maps, transportation route maps and so on. In fact, it's almost impossible to put into words the incredible selection Derek has amassed in his new book. You've got to see the book to believe it!" (Toronto Sun)

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