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A Colourful History Toronto
By (author): Daniel Rotsztain
9781459738966 Paperback, Trade English General Trade GAMES & ACTIVITIES / Coloring Books Toronto Sep 30, 2017
$16.99 CAD
Active 10 x 10 x 1 in 176 pages 140 B&W illustrations Dundurn
Journey through Toronto’s historic sites, museums, and landscapes, bringing the city’s colourful history to life.

No city’s history is black and white, right? Within these pages, Daniel Rotsztain’s ode to Toronto’s historic sites awaits your dashes of colour and inspiration. Rotsztain, aka the Urban Geographer, renders the historic sites, museums, and landscapes of each historical community — every former village, farm hamlet, and town — that joined together to form today’s megacity.

Explore the history of Toronto through its heritage architecture — opulent castles and gritty factories, beloved inns and humble cabins, and some unique artifacts (and wallpaper!) — with nothing but your own pencil crayons or markers. A Colourful History Toronto is a whimsical survey of the buildings left behind by the people whose hard work created today’s modern metropolis, and a celebration of the living community hubs that they’ve become.

  • Bring Toronto’s history to life by colouring it in!
  • Combines meditative urban-space colouring scenes with facts and stories to animate the city’s past and highlight its overlooked histories
  • Evocative captions explore each site and its evolving role in the city
  • Whimsical illustrations capture Toronto’s geographically extensive and architecturally diverse historic sites, a valuable reference for those wishing to explore the city’s history
  • Explores every corner of post-amalgamation Toronto, celebrating the history of many overlooked parts of the city, defying the idea that the city’s suburbs are “non-places”

Daniel Rotsztain is the Urban Geographer, an artist, writer, and cartographer whose work explores our relationship to the places we inhabit. The author and illustrator of All the Libraries Toronto, Daniel’s work has also appeared in Spacing Magazine and the Globe and Mail. He lives in Toronto.


For more information contact
Jaclyn Hodsdon, jhodsdon@dundurn.com
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