Moss Park: A Legacy Discarded by Andre Bermon

four cloumn house in Moss ParkThe unique characteristics of this downtown neighbourhood, (bounded by Jarvis and Parliament streets, north from Queen to Shuter) so ineluctable to the public eye, warrants proper study and examination.

Moss Park’s pedigree lies beyond our living memory and speaks to a once prosperous past. To uncover what used to be a working-class district of the city is important to understanding one of Toronto’s most vital commercial and industrial corridors of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

In the post-war era, a convergence of new urban philosophies changed the very notion of how governments approached city planning. This mixture of urban renewal and redevelopment principles, ideas not fully tested or developed, played a fundamental role in the transformation of Moss Park.

Andre Bermon, local historian and publisher of the bridge community newspaper, will discuss the history of Moss Park with an emphasis on urban renewal.


Event Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Time: 6:30 pm
*Note:
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