2020-11-03

100 Things Maple Leafs Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

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  • Full Title : 100 Things Maple Leafs Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
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  • Publisher : Triumph Books
  • ISBN Code : 1641255234
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Whether you're a die-hard booster from the early days of Conn Smythe or a new supporter of John Tavares and Auston Matthews, these are the 100 things all Maple Leafs fans need to know and do in their lifetime. Authors Michael Leonetti and Paul Patskou have collected every essential piece of Maple Leafs knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranked them, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom. 100 Things Maple Leafs Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource guide for true fans.


2012-11-01

Tales from the Toronto Maple Leafs Locker Room

By David Shoalts
  • Full Title : Tales from the Toronto Maple Leafs Locker Room
  • Author : David Shoalts
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 161321376X
  • Pages : 192
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The glory years for the Toronto Maple Leafs—four Stanley Cups in the 1960s—may be distant memories, but what the team lacks in recent accomplishments is made up for by their history, which is rich in drama, pathos, and, most of all, humor. Figures connected to the Maple Leafs from the 1950s to the present offer their best stories, including some new takes on the team’s legends. Players, coaches, broadcasters, and team executives come together to share a long list of funny anecdotes about their time with the Leafs. Bobby Baun recalls the unprecedented moment in the 1964 Stanley Cup finals when he slammed a game-winning goal into the net while skating on a broken leg. Bob Haggert, a former Leafs trainer, shares his memories of Conn Smythe, the unyielding military man who founded the team. Also telling tales is Jim McKenny, defenseman-turned-forward-turned broadcaster, whose sense of humor is as deft as his skating. Joe Bowen, long the voice of the Maple Leafs on radio and television, is along for the ride, as are Bob McGill, Glenn Healy, Walter Gretzky, and so many more.


2014-10-14

M Is for Maple Leafs

By Michael Ulmer
  • Full Title : M Is for Maple Leafs
  • Author : Michael Ulmer
  • Publisher : Tundra Books
  • ISBN Code : 1770497994
  • Pages : 32
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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For nearly a century, the Toronto Maple Leafs have stood as one of the most popular hockey franchises in the NHL. With M Is for Maple Leafs, children across North America will discover the alphabet while being introduced to interesting Leaf history. From people (such as Mats Sundin and Johnny Bower) to hockey terminology (line change and face-off) and places and things (dressing room, Air Canada Centre, puck), the world of hockey is depicted in this fun and lively picture book. Featuring rhyming text from author Mike Ulmer and striking illustrations from Melanie Rose, this book captures the spirit of "Canada's game." M Is for Maple Leafs is destined to become a classic that will be handed down from generation to generation.


2016-10-18

The Toronto Maple Leaf Hockey Club

By Kevin Shea,Jason Wilson
  • Full Title : The Toronto Maple Leaf Hockey Club
  • Author : Kevin Shea,Jason Wilson
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • ISBN Code : 0771079311
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Published in partnership with the Toronto Maple Leafs and officially licensed by the NHL, this is the one and only official Toronto Maple Leafs Centennial publication! The Toronto Maple Leafs are one of the most storied franchises in all of sport and without question -- the most recognized team in all of hockey. Through this journey of a hundred years of Maple Leaf hockey, fans will read of ups and downs, triumphs and tears, laughter and laments. This publication tells the Leafs' complete history and introduces fans to coaches, as well as such legends as: Apps and Armstrong, Kennedy and Keon, Broda and Bower, Salming and Sundin, but also players who wore the Blue and White and left far more modest legacies. It takes fans to Toronto's first game, the construction of Maple Leaf Gardens and subsequent move to the Air Canada Centre. It celebrates Toronto's Stanley Cups and Hall of Fame players and demonstrates that through each exciting season, the Toronto Maple Leafs have forever remained our team and enjoyed the incredibly loyal support of a nation of fans. Published in complete partnership with the Toronto Maple Leafs and scheduled to release as the Leafs enter their 100th season, this official centennial publication includes contributions from many of the biggest names in Leaf history. Author Kevin Shea gained unprecedented access to players -- past and present -- as well as team executives to offer this book the most compelling, informed, and accurate portrayal of Toronto's historic hockey team and their important place in both the world of hockey and the culture of Canada. Combined with incredible archival photographs and a truly incredible design, this is the definitive and must have book for fans of the Blue and White.


2014-11-04

We Are Your Leafs

By Michael Ulmer
  • Full Title : We Are Your Leafs
  • Author : Michael Ulmer
  • Publisher : FENN-M&S
  • ISBN Code : 0771089066
  • Pages : 240
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Toronto Maple Leafs official book of the greatest players and coaches from yesterday and today! We Are Your Leafs is the first book in an eight-book partnership between Fenn/Random House and the Toronto Maple Leafs as part of the team's forthcoming centennial celebration plans. It is the absolute must-have for Leaf fans far and wide! The Toronto Maple Leafs have 61 players and fifteen builders inducted in the Hockey Hall of Fame, more than any other NHL franchise. Their list of team captains from the past century of hockey reads like an All-Star roster and the names of each net-minder who have stood between the Leafs' pipes include some of the game's most brilliant goalies. In hockey, there is no other club as recognized and as widely admired as the Leafs. They are baseball's New York Yankees and the NFL's Dallas Cowboys -- a team that defines the sport, is an iconic ingredient in the culture and traditions of its city, and enjoys fan support well beyond their own market. As the Toronto Maple Leafs approach their centennial season, historians, hockey analysts, and fans alike will examine this club's contribution to the game and the athletes who have given the fans so much to cheer for. In We Are Your Leafs, veteran sports writer Mike Ulmer, in partnership with the Toronto Maple Leafs, selects and profiles more than 80 of the greatest Leafs of all time. This unique and fully illustrated official publication recognizes the team's greatest captains, goalies, defencemen, enforcers, coaches, and more. The profiles -- of legends like Johnny Bower, snipers like Phil Kessel, and recent fan favorites such as Doug Gilmour -- are accompanied by entertaining stories, quotes, stats, and a wealth of Leafs memorabilia and photographs.


2017-10-28

The Toronto Maple Leafs

By Eric Zweig
  • Full Title : The Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Author : Eric Zweig
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • ISBN Code : 1459736214
  • Pages : 456
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A complete history of the Toronto Maple Leafs, as told by the players, coaches, and reporters. On December 19, 1917, the Toronto Arenas took to the ice for the first NHL game ever played. Over the next hundred years, the franchise changed names twice, home rinks twice, and won 13 Stanley Cups on its way to becoming one of the most successful and storied franchises in NHL history. The Toronto Maple Leafs: The Complete Oral History gives the most comprehensive record of the team from its formation to the present day. With first-hand accounts of some of the biggest names ever to play the game — Syl Apps, Darryl Sittler, Mats Sundin — as well as coaches, managers, and commentators, Eric Zweig gives readers the full insider history of Canada’s most iconic team.


2013-09-15

Toronto Maple Leafs

By Jim Barber
  • Full Title : Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Author : Jim Barber
  • Publisher : James Lorimer & Company
  • ISBN Code : 145940565X
  • Pages : 128
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  • Language : English
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"Since its construction in 1931, the Maple Leaf Gardens had seen its share of powerful, memorable moments and held its share of championship glory. But there was something different about this evening of May 2, 1967." This book will be especially facinating for readers interested in hockey or sports. The Toronto Maple Leafs is one of Canada's greatest franchises. From their humble beginnings in the 1920s, to their remarkable Stanley Cup victories of the 1940s and 1960s, to their teambuilding challenges of the 1990s and beyond, the Leafs have a history packed with exhilarating accomplishments and devastating setbacks. This is their story -- the incredible story of a beloved Canadian institution.


2011-05-19

Forty-Six Maple Street

By Norman S. Reed
  • Full Title : Forty-Six Maple Street
  • Author : Norman S. Reed
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 9781462868544
  • Pages : 117
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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2020-11-17

Catch 22

By Rick Vaive,Scott Morrison
  • Full Title : Catch 22
  • Author : Rick Vaive,Scott Morrison
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • ISBN Code : 0735280304
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER Was one of the most unheralded captains of the Toronto Maple Leafs also one of the greatest players in the history of hockey's most popular team? In telling his story of turmoil in Toronto's Ballard years (and with Don Cherry's Mississauga Ice Dogs), growing up in an environment filled with alcohol and alcoholism, and his own struggles and battles, Rick Vaive finally sets the record straight. In the storied history of the Toronto Maple Leafs, no player scored fifty goals in a season until Rick Vaive in 1981-82. He did it three years in a row (only two others have scored 50 since) before being unceremoniously stripped of his captaincy and traded out of town, and he did it for a promising team that was nonetheless largely stuck at the bottom of the standings. So why isn't his number 22 hanging from the rafters of the Leafs' rink and his name as revered in Leafs lore as Gilmour, Sundin and Clark? You could blame it on a team that lost far more than it won. You could blame Harold Ballard and his erratic ownership. You could blame the fans, the media...Rick Vaive doesn't blame anybody. Sometimes, life just doesn't go your way. He'd know. Growing up in a household plagued by alcoholism, the gifted young hockey player took shelter in the company of his grandmother and a blind and severely disabled uncle. Rick learned quickly that there are more valuable things in life than hockey. Even after his promising coaching career stopped dead when it ran into Don Cherry in Mississauga--one of the worst seasons in Ontario junior hockey history--he still doesn't point fingers. Life is too sweet for regrets, but learning that lesson can be one hell of a ride.


17-10-03

Toronto and the Maple Leafs

By Lance Hornby
  • Full Title : Toronto and the Maple Leafs
  • Author : Lance Hornby
  • Publisher : ECW Press
  • ISBN Code : 1773050745
  • Pages : 240
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  • Language : English
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100 years of love, celebration, heartbreak, and even parades On December 19, 2017, the Toronto Maple Leafs officially turn 100. In the spirit of the centenary celebrations, Toronto and the Maple Leafs explores the cityÕs relationship with its most beloved sports team. No matter how many times the Jays and Raptors make the playoffs, itÕs a Leafs game that still brings the city together on a cold Saturday night and fuels the talk shows all summer. But why are fans so absorbed by a team that has not won a Cup in 50 years? Veteran Leafs and NHL columnist Lance Hornby gives readers an insiderÕs perspective on how the pulse of the city and team became one through two world wars, the Depression, the zany Harold Ballard years, and, until recently, dysfunctional hockey operations. Toronto and the Maple Leafs includes insights and stories from Mayor John Tory to Joe Fan; from influential voices of the Leafs, such as Foster Hewitt and Joe Bowen, to the ushers, cleaners, and ticket scalpers. Not to mention a funeral director who performs Leafs-themed services. An unforgettable book about the good teams, bad games, and bizarre times of this franchiseÕs history, this is the perfect companion for every Leafs fan.


2015-07-15

With Faith and Joy in the Land of the Giant Maple Leaf

By Celia Crotteau
  • Full Title : With Faith and Joy in the Land of the Giant Maple Leaf
  • Author : Celia Crotteau
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 1503584488
  • Pages : 124
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  • Language : English
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In 1966, Alice Mucklehausen moved with her family to a small town where she found herself the new girl in her seventh grade class and, as an American, experienced the coupled hospitality and hostility greeting those from south of the border the Canadian border, that is. Half a century later, prodded by an insistent Memory, Alice reviews those poignant and often comedic days of adolescent despair and immigrant angst and reconsiders her role in the relationships and events that transpired.


2021-02-24

Hockey's Wildest Season

By John G. Robertson
  • Full Title : Hockey's Wildest Season
  • Author : John G. Robertson
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • ISBN Code : 1476641250
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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The 1969-70 season marked a turning point in the history of the National Hockey League. The season began with a near fatality and it culminated on a steamy Sunday afternoon in Boston with one of the NHL's most iconic moments. In the interim, the 12 NHL clubs staged thrilling and memorable playoff races that were not decided until the final regular-season games were played. The three traditional powerhouse teams from the Original Six era faltered while former underdog clubs began to vie for top honors. Along the way, Boston's Bobby Orr made history by becoming the first defenseman to win the NHL scoring title, three aging veterans in Detroit combined to form the most effective forward line in hockey, and a rookie goalie, Tony Esposito, lifted the Chicago Black Hawks from the basement to a divisional championship. Told here are the numerous other wonderful, strange, and captivating incidents that made the fun, fascinating, and free-wheeling 53rd NHL season one for the ages.


2014-01-21

'67: The Maple Leafs

By Damien Cox,Gord Stellick
  • Full Title : '67: The Maple Leafs
  • Author : Damien Cox,Gord Stellick
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 1443429562
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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In 1967 the Toronto Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup in a stunning defeat of the mighty Montreal Canadiens. No other Leafs team has been able to do it again. As the years pass, the legend grows. The men who were the Leafs in 1967—a scrappy group of aging players and unsung youngsters—were the kings of the hockey universe. However, within five years of that victory things had changed drastically for many members of the team: two key members of the team, Tim Horton and Terry Sawchuk, were dead due to alcohol and drug-related issues, and Harold Ballard, the man who had succeeded Smythe as King of Carlton Street, was in jail.Sixty-Seven is not just another hockey book about that legendary team; it is a unique and total look at the contradictions, the legends, the shame and the glory of '67, telling previously untold stories from inside that unforgettable dressing room and far beyond it.


2010-11-18

Poet in the Grandstand

By Thomas Porky McDonald
  • Full Title : Poet in the Grandstand
  • Author : Thomas Porky McDonald
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • ISBN Code : 9781452073507
  • Pages : 728
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  • Language : English
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In the area of ballpark hopping, there have been a number of accounts written, recorded or talked about in recent times, sometimes for a cause or others just as a gimmick. Through Poet in the Grandstand, poet and writer Thomas Porky McDonald gives us a most unique twist on a preoccupation which has grown in the past few decades, in the wake of the closings of classic old yards and the birth of the more entertainment and nostalgia driven open-air parks. From his first trip in 1990, to the fabled Comiskey Park of Shoeless Joe Jackson, Bill Veeck and the Go-Go Sox, on through to the 2010 opening of Minnesotas fabulous Target Field, featuring the modern M&M Boys, Joe Mauer and Justin Mourneau, McDonald offers up a book that is part travelogue and part poetic tribute to all the places that men and women have gone to over the years for a very personal sense of joy. This journey, done methodically, over two decades, picks up steam as the chapters begin to flow. The effect of McDonald himself clearly growing as a poet through the years is accentuated by the fact that more and more pieces are written in the later trips. The end result is a most interesting volume of not just ballparks, but Americana, as numerous attractions taken in during those ballpark weeks and weekends are also noted and/or dissected. For fourteen seasons on his own and then six more accompanied by friend and confidant Adam Boneker, McDonalds travels, highlighted by over 300 poems, can take the reader back to a simpler time or into the possibilities of the future. In chapter and in verse, Poet in the Grandstand has something for both the baseball enthusiast and the curious traveler. Fans of the game and lovers of the road will each find much to offer within these pages.


2018-10-23

Don Cherry's Hockey Greats and More

By Don Cherry
  • Full Title : Don Cherry's Hockey Greats and More
  • Author : Don Cherry
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • ISBN Code : 0385691858
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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Broadcasting icon and bestselling author Don Cherry is back to give us more of what we want: behind-the-scenes sports stories that are as colourful as his wardrobe. For the last sixty years, Don Cherry has lived and breathed hockey. He has interviewed all of hockey's biggest names on Grapevine and "Coach's Corner," and he coached some of them too. But Don's interests span across all sports, and even beyond. In this unforgettable book, Don grants us unparalleled insider access to some of the most legendary athletes and figures of our time. Follow Don to the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs and to the pitcher's mound at Rogers Centre (and learn how the Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson saved his neck). Jet back in time to meet Bobby Hull, Phil Esposito, Scotty Bowman, John Ferguson and other greats--up close and unfiltered. Discover Don's opinions on the toughest guys he ever played against, "hockey parents," the role of fighting in the game, and the Hall of Fame (and who should be in it). Learn about Don's friendship with Gord Downie--the incomparable late frontman of the Tragically Hip and a lifelong hockey fan. This is Don Cherry in all his hilarious and frank glory, spinning his yarns with the best of them.


2016-11-01

100 Years in Blue and White

By Toronto Star
  • Full Title : 100 Years in Blue and White
  • Author : Toronto Star
  • Publisher : Triumph Books
  • ISBN Code : 1633197409
  • Pages : 144
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  • Language : English
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Relive the drama and excitement of the first century of NHL hockey in Toronto. This commemorative book — featuring rare stories and photos from the Toronto Star — takes readers inside Canada's team's thrilling 13 Stanley Cups, explores the unforgettable players and coaches who have led this popular Original 6 franchise, and much more. From the inaugural season of the NHL to eight Cups during owner Conn Smythe's unprecedented reign to the 1960s dynasty and into the modern era under Brendan Shanahan and Mike Babcock, 100 Years in Blue and White is filled with fond memories one of sports' iconic franchises. Featuring dozens of archival stories and nearly 100 rare photographs, this full-color commemorative edition is the perfect gift for any hockey fan.


1981-01-01

Near the Greats

By Agnes Wright Spring
  • Full Title : Near the Greats
  • Author : Agnes Wright Spring
  • Publisher : American Traveler Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780939650316
  • Pages : 162
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  • Language : English
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This newest book by the West's beloved historian, Agnes Wright Spring, is a collection of reminiscences about distinguished people known to the author during her half-century of work as an historian. Near the Greats presents little-known vignettes of well-known people: William Henry Jackson, Black Kettle's widow, Lowell Thomas, Mamie Eisenhower, Kit Carson III, Calamity Jane and many more. Near the Greats is, in essence, a autobiography of a great historian. Mrs. Spring introduces us to some of the people who most profoundly influenced her career: Dr. Grace Raymond Hebard, William C. Deming, Dr. James Grafton Rogers and others. Agnes Wright Spring shares with us some moments of pride and honor, such as the night Walter Brennan presented her with the coveted award from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. We follow along her road to success as a published author, beginning at Columbia University's School of Journalism in the early 1900's. We experience her frustrations and accomplishments as editor of the "Wyoming Guide", Writers' Project of the WPA. If you know or would like to know Anges Wright Spring, Near the Greats will of course be a part of your library. But for anyone seeking a first-person exposure to the last hundred years of Old West history, Near the Greats should top the list of recommended reading.


2010-06-04

Future Greats and Heartbreaks

By Gare Joyce
  • Full Title : Future Greats and Heartbreaks
  • Author : Gare Joyce
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • ISBN Code : 038567273X
  • Pages : 336
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  • Language : English
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“One of this continent’s master craftsmen of sporting prose” (Sports Illustrated) and three-time National Magazine Award-winner Gare Joyce goes undercover to learn the secrets of NHL scouts. Veteran sports writer Gare Joyce realizes a long-held secret ambition as he spends a full season embedded as a hockey scout. Joyce’s year on the hockey beat is a steep learning curve for him; NHL scouts spend each season gathering information on players fighting it out to break into the world of professional hockey. They watch hundreds of games, speak to scores of players, parents, team-mates and other scouts, amassing profiles on all the top contenders. It’s a form of risk assessment–is this young hopeful deserving of a multi-million dollar contract?–and it can be a tough and thankless task. Scouts are ground into the game, picking up nuances of play that even the most committed fan would miss, but they are looking at more than just how well a kid can play. And come the final draft, only a tiny percentage of their full year’s work might matter. Examining the amount of information gathered on the under-eighteen hopefuls, the scrutiny to which they are subjected, and the differences between the rigour of American and Canadian junior teams, Joyce opens a window on the life and methods of an NHL scout and penetrates the mysterious world of scouting as no one has before.


2010-10-07

Interviews With the Jazz Greats...and More!

By CHARLES H. CHAPMAN
  • Full Title : Interviews With the Jazz Greats...and More!
  • Author : CHARLES H. CHAPMAN
  • Publisher : Mel Bay Publications
  • ISBN Code : 1609743679
  • Pages : 80
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  • Language : English
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Here is a collection of insightful interviews with many of the most prominent figures in today's guitar world. Presents 25 articles selected from Charles Chapman's extensive work as a music journalist, including legends such as Johnny Smith, Tim May, Martin Taylor, John Abercrombie, George Benson, John Scofield, and Howard Alden. an interview with renowed luthier Robert Benedetto is included as an added bonus. This book illustrates the passion these guitarists have for their art, the respect they have for music and one other, and their desire to pass their art and sentiments on to others.


2010-12-14

Toronto's Many Faces

By Tony Ruprecht
  • Full Title : Toronto's Many Faces
  • Author : Tony Ruprecht
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • ISBN Code : 1459718054
  • Pages : 448
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  • Language : English
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Toronto is truly a city of communities. Designed for tourists and for residents, Toronto’s Many Faces is the one and only guide to the multicultural character of the city, featuring profiles of more than 60 ethnic communities, including local histories, festivals, food, and art. The book identifies each community - where its people come from, why, when, and where they settled in Toronto. The contribution of each community is also traced, with biographical notes on prominent people whose achievements have been extraordinary. Monuments, memorials, theatres, museums, cultural centres, and restaurants are identified, while detailed maps and photographs of festival events help bring the city’s varied communities to life. Toronto’s Many Faces is a guide for tourists, a sourcebook for newcomers, a directory for businesses and organizations, and a passport for Torontonians to the many cultures that exist at their doorsteps.