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Unbuilt Toronto: A History of the City That Might Have Been

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Unbuilt Toronto explores never-realized building projects in and around Toronto, from the city’s founding to the twenty-first century. Delving into unfulfilled and largely forgotten visions for grand public buildings, landmark skyscrapers, highways, subways, and arts and recreation venues, it outlines such ambitious schemes as St. Alban's Cathedral, the Queen subway line a

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Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 27th 2008 by Dundurn (first published January 1st 2008)
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Teena in Toronto
If you've ever wondered what Toronto could have looked like had some of the projects gone through, then this is the book for you. Things like the waterfront would have looked so different. The ScotiaPlaza might never have been. Can you imagine a downtown with Old City Hall? How about a community that was built on water down by the Island Airport?
Aras
A pretty decent look at some of the things around Toronto that were planned but never built, or built to a different design. I think my favourite is Harbour City, a proposal for a jumble of residential and commercial spaces on little islands in place of the current island airport.
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Mark Osbaldeston has written and spoken extensively on Toronto's architectural and planning history. His first book, "UNBUILT TORONTO: A History of the City that Might Have Been," was the basis for an exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum, was a finalist for the Toronto Book Awards, and received a Heritage Toronto Award of Merit.
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