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KENSINGTON MARKET: COLLECTIVE MEMORY, PUBLIC HISTORY AND TORONTO'S URBAN LANDSCAPE. Na Li. University of Toronto Press, 2015. 138 pp. with 38 ills. 23 x 16 cm. ISBN 9781442616219 In English.
Hardcover edition also available; see Worldwide 168782. Publisher's description: Since the beginning of the twentieth century, Toronto's Kensington Market neighborhood has been home to a multicultural mosaic of immigrant communities: Jewish, Portuguese, Chinese, South Asian, Caribbean, and many others. Despite repeated transformations, the neighborhood has never lost its vibrant, close-knit character. In Kensington Market, urban planner and public historian Na Li explores both the Market's dynamic history and the ways in which planners can access the intangible collective memory that helps define neighborhoods like it around the world. Through examinations of memorable Kensington landmarks such as the Kiev Synagogue, Hyman's Bookstore, and United Bakers Dairy Restaurant, Li traces the connections between the Market's built environment and the experiences of its inhabitants, providing a sterling example of how to map the intangible value of this national landmark.
Indexing: Western — Canada — 1900-1945, Post-1945 — Architecture — Urban Planning
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 168783
Paperbound $22.95x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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