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Lost Toronto
Lost Toronto

Lost Toronto



144 Pages, 11 x 9.5

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)

Publication Date: March 2018

ISBN 9781911595038

Rights: US & CA

Pavilion Books Group (Mar 2018)

Price: $19.95


Trace the history of cherished places in a city that time, progress, and fashion swept aside before the National Register of Historic Places could save them from the wrecking ball

As well as celebrating forgotten architectural treasures, Lost Toronto looks at buildings that have changed use, vanished under a wave of new construction, or been drastically transformed. Beautiful archival photographs and informative text allows the reader to take a nostalgic journey back in time to visit some of the lost treasures that the city let slip through its grasp. Organized chronologically, starting with the earliest losses and ending with the latest, the book features much-loved Toronto institutions that have been consigned to history. Losses include: King's College, Holland House, Hotel Hanlan, St. Patrick's Market, The Grand Opera House, Metropolitan Methodist Church, Old Union Station, St. Andrew's Market, Yonge Street Arcade, Sunnyside Beach Amusement Park, Shea's Hippodrome, S. S. Cayuga, High Park Mineral Baths, Tivoli Theatre, Riverdale Zoo, Odeon Carlton, Cyclorama on Front Street, Eaton's Santa Claus Parade, Colonial Tavern, Sam the Record Man, and The World's Biggest Book Store.

Author Biography

Doug Taylor is a local historian whose most recent publications are Toronto Theatres and the Golden Age of the Silver Screen, Toronto's Local Movie Theatres of Yesteryear, and Toronto Then and Now.