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The Story of a Victorian Neighbourhood

By Penina Coopersmith, Photographs by Vincenzo Pietropaolo

$19.99 Hardback
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Series: Lorimer Illustrated History

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Cabbagetown is one of Toronto's most vibrant downtown neighbourhoods: tiny workers' cottages stand cheek-by-jowl with grand Victorian homes; it has parks, gardens, theatres, a working farm, and a main street that boasts an eclectic mix of pleasant shops and restaurants.
This beautifully illustrated book captures the highlights of Cabbagetown's lively history. Penina 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 historic and contemporary buildings and sites.
Lively and informative, Cabbagetown: The Story of a Victorian Neighbourhood offers residents and visitors alike a fascinating portrait of one of Toronto's most interesting neighbourhoods.


Foreword by George Rust-D'Eye
1. Lay of the Land
2. The Victorian Era
3. The Twentieth Century
4. Two Walking Tours


Winner - Heritage Toronto Commendation - 1999

"This valuable contribution to Toronto's history features walking tours that will be welcomed by those wishing to explore the city's social and architectural past."

- Julie Rekai Rickerd Canadian Book Review Annual

"An informative, enjoyable and easy read as well as a prized picture book...kudos to the author and photographer for a labour of love!"

- Teresa Mellors

"Renovating couples inclined to the Victorian may pounce on Penina Coopersmith's Cabbagetown: The Story of a Victorian Neighbourhood."

- Dan Smith Toronto Star

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Publication Details:

Binding: Hardback, 96 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 1998
ISBN: 9781550285796
Format: 9.5in x 8.5in
Photographs and illustrations

BISAC Code:  HIS006000, TRV006000
Imprint: Lorimer


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