Some Great Idea: Good Neighbourhoods, Crazy Politics and the Invention of Toronto

Category: Book
By (author): Keenan, Edward
Subject:  NON-FICTION / Canadian
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Canadian
Publisher: Coach House Books
Published: January 2013
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 7.50in x 5.00in x 0.28in
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From The Publisher*Since 2010, Toronto's headlines have been consumed by the outrageous foibles and anti-urbanist policies of its mayor, Rob Ford. But the debate at City Hall has obscured a bigger, decade-long narrative of the city's ascendance as a mature global city with an amorphous identity built on diversity and constant redefinition. Keenan explores how a city is bigger than its mayor.
Review Quote*This is a story about both Toronto's past and present, how the city has relentlessly and collaboratively reinvented itself. But it's also a story about Toronto's future, and what that future might mean for all global cities. This is a story that says you can ?ght city hall. 'A fascinating read and compelling snapshot of a city...' - Quill & Quire '...[A] considered, and surprisingly personal, look at what makes Toronto tick.' - National Post '...[A] book that should be on every nightstand in the city.' - Books Under Skin blog
Biographical NoteEdward Keenan serves as senior editor and lead columnist at The Grid magazine in Toronto. An eight-time finalist at the National Magazine Awards, he was the top editor at Eye Weekly , is a contributing editor at Spacing magazine and writes widely on politics, sports and culture.