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Original scans of illustrations in Planning Toronto: the planners, the plans, their legacies, 1940-80 [Book Supplement] White, Richard


Toronto is known for being a “city that works.” In this lavishly illustrated, meticulously researched book, Richard White analyzes the city’s planning and how it contributed to Toronto becoming a functional, world-class city. Focusing on the critical period from 1940 to 1980, he examines how planners sought to shape the city and the region amid a maelstrom of local and international obstacles and influences. Planning Toronto offers the first comprehensive explanation of how Toronto’s postwar plans – city, metropolitan, and regional – came to be, who devised them, and what impact they had. As this definitive history reveals, planning matters – though not always as expected.

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