Historic Preservation

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A Portrait of Canada’s Parliament

By William McElligott
Edited by Lyette Fortin
Foreword by Adrienne Clarkson

 

A stunning visual exploration of Canada’s most recognized building accompanied by a comprehensive study of its history, in a coffee-table worthy volume.

The Centre Block, the iconic parliament building that has come to be Canada’s foremost representation, was closed in ... Read more

Black Creek Pioneer Village

By Helma Mika, Nick Mika, and Gary Thompson

Black Creek Pioneer Village: Toronto’s Living History Village is a recreation of a typical crossroads community found in Southern Ontario during the 1800s. Nestled on 56 acres of tranquility, the village is a step-back-in-time, a respite from the towering buildings and bustling ... Read more

Modest Hopes

By Don Loucks & Leslie Valpy

Celebrating Toronto’s built heritage of row houses, semis, and cottages and the people who lived in them.
Despite their value as urban property, Toronto’s workers’ cottages are often characterized as being small, cramped, poorly built, and in need of modernization or ... Read more

Painted House of Maud Lewis

By Laurie Hamilton

For many years, Maud Lewis was one of Nova Scotia's best-loved folk painters. In the 1990s she was embraced by the rest of the country when the landmark exhibition of her work The Illuminated Life of Maud Lewis travelled across Canada. By the time the tour was over, half a million ... Read more

Vancouver Vanishes

By Caroline Adderson
Introduction by Michael Kluckner
By (photographer) Tracey Ayton

Finalist, Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award (BC Book Prizes), 2016#1 on the BC Bestseller ListSince 2005, nearly 9,000 demo permits for residential buildings have been issued in Vancouver. An average of three houses a day are torn down, many of them original homes built ... Read more