The Toronto Story

The Toronto Story By Claire Mackay Johnny Wales, The Toronto Story This is the story of a city and how it grew from an unknown and unpeopled place to the sprawling lively colorful metropolis that than three million Canadians call home With a warm engaging style C
  • Title: The Toronto Story
  • Author: Claire Mackay Johnny Wales
  • ISBN: 9781550377637
  • Page: 326
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Toronto Story By Claire Mackay Johnny Wales, This is the story of a city and how it grew from an unknown and unpeopled place to the sprawling, lively, colorful metropolis that than three million Canadians call home.With a warm, engaging style, Claire Mackay brings to life the various people and events that shaped the city We meet William Lyon Mackenzie and his desperate band of followers in the farmers RebelliThis is the story of a city and how it grew from an unknown and unpeopled place to the sprawling, lively, colorful metropolis that than three million Canadians call home.With a warm, engaging style, Claire Mackay brings to life the various people and events that shaped the city We meet William Lyon Mackenzie and his desperate band of followers in the farmers Rebellion of 1837, and Elizabeth McMaster, who, with several friends, founded the forerunner of the renowned Hospital for Sick Children in 1875 Key episodes in the city s history are described in vivid detail, such as the two fires that devastated the downtown, and life during World War II A new chapter ends the book with a clear eyed look at the city today and an epilogue takes a peek at the future Throughout, the author s lively text is sprinkled with her charming humor, drawing readers in to this very colorful and personable account of Toronto s past.Each chapter contains numerous sidebars, illustrated with color drawings, that highlight intriguing facts Key events in the city s history can be easily located in the detailed timeline at the end of the book An extensive index is a useful tool for finding specific references within the text, and an annotated bibliography refers the reader to other sources of interest.First published in 1990, The Toronto Story was a finalist for the City of Toronto Book Award and the Mr Christie Book Award, and was named a Canadian Library Association Notable Book.
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    1. Claire Mackay Johnny Wales

      Claire Mackay s writing career was not particularly discernible until she wrote her first novel, Mini Bike Hero, in response to her youngest son s request for a story about his obsession And to Claire s continuing astonishment it was accepted, published, became a best seller, and turned my life upside down Until that event I had never once thought that I could write for young people Encouraged by fan letters and publishers, Claire wrote five novels and four non fiction works Claire was commissioned by Annick Press to write The Toronto Story 1990 Claire was the perfect person to undertake this job since her own roots in the city run so deep Her ancestors trekked north from the United States in about 1791, and one of them fought in the War of 1812 Her grandmother sold ribbons at Eaton s in 1900, and her father had an office in the Gooderham or Flatiron building that is featured throughout the book.Claire has also written First Folks and Vile Voyageurs in the Horrible Canadian History series and was the editor of the anthology Laughs Tundra.Despite her many published books Claire still regards her own writing career as something of an accident, and is bemused by the whole thing I am not sure yet what kind of writing I m good at, claims Claire But I am profoundly certain that I was supposed to be a writer it just took me a long time to get at it Claire lives in Toronto.

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