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1 18 October 2011 Parliament Branch Imagining Toronto Copyright © Amy Lavender Harris 1 Will the Real Cabbagetown Please Stand Up?: Regent Park, St. Jamestown and Cabbagetown in the Literary Imagination The Imagined City, Second Series Will the Real Cabbagetown Please Stand Up? Amy Lavender Harris Parliament Street Branch, Toronto Public Library 18 October 2011

2 18 October 2011 Parliament Branch Imagining Toronto Copyright © Amy Lavender Harris 2 Source: Garner, Hugh, 1968. Cabbagetown. Toronto: Ryerson Press.

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4 18 October 2011 Parliament Branch Imagining Toronto Copyright © Amy Lavender Harris 4 Source: Colleen Kelly, 1984. Cabbagetown in Pictures. Toronto: TPL Board.

5 18 October 2011 Parliament Branch Imagining Toronto Copyright © Amy Lavender Harris 5 Credit: Crystal Luxmore via Flickr / Creative Commons license http://www.flickr.com/photos/crystal_luxmore/5640540790/sizes/l/in/photostream/

6 18 October 2011 Parliament Branch Imagining Toronto Copyright © Amy Lavender Harris 6 Source: City of Toronto Archives.

7 18 October 2011 Parliament Branch Imagining Toronto Copyright © Amy Lavender Harris 7 Credit: Sean Marshall via Flickr / Creative Commons license http://www.flickr.com/photos/7119320@N05/6060452307/

8 18 October 2011 Parliament Branch Imagining Toronto Copyright © Amy Lavender Harris 8 Source: Mark Thurman, 1987. Cabbagetown Gang. Toronto: NC Press.

9 18 October 2011 Parliament Branch Imagining Toronto Copyright © Amy Lavender Harris 9 Source: rapdict.org

10 18 October 2011 Parliament Branch Imagining Toronto Copyright © Amy Lavender Harris 10 Literary Representations of Cabbagetown Butler, Juan, 1970. Cabbagetown Diary: A Documentary. Toronto: Peter Martin Associates Limited. Cornish, John, 1968. Sherbourne Street. Toronto: Clarke Irwin. Ellis, Deborah, 1999. Looking For X. Toronto: Groundwood. Garner, Hugh, 1950; 968. Cabbagetown. Toronto: White Circle; Ryerson Press. Garner, Hugh [under the pseudonym Jarvis Warwick], 1950. Waste No Tears. News Stand / Export Publishing. Garner, Hugh, 1976. The Intruders. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson. (A follow-up, in some ways, to Cabbagetown.) Jewinski, Hans, 1975. Poet Cop. Markham, ON: Simon & Schuster / Pocket Books. [poetry] Lapp, Dave, 2008. Drop-In. Montreal: Conundrum Press. [graphic novel/memoir] Matheson, George, 1996. Hogs and Cabbages. Lumby, British Columbia: Kettle Valley Publishing. McAree, J.V., 1953. Cabbagetown Store. (memoir). Toronto: Ryerson Press. Plantos, Ted, 1977. The Universe Ends at Sherbourne & Queen. Toronto: Steel Rail Publishing. Plantos, Ted, 2000. The Shanghai Noodle Killing. Toronto: Seraphim. Rosen, Eric S., 1991. The Banker of Cabbagetown. Toronto: Eric S. Rosen. [play / theatre and history] Thurman, Mark, 1987. Cabbagetown Gang. Toronto: NC Press. [children's / young adult] Type, David, 1979. Cabbagetown Plays (Diamond Cutters, Snow Birds and The Travesty and the Fruit Fly). Toronto: Playwrights Co-Op. Type, David, 1984. Just Us Indians. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press. [play; also set in Cabbagetown] Wynne-Jones, Tim, 1982. The Knot. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. [fiction]

11 Non-Fiction Works about Cabbagetown Cabbagetown Preservation Association, 1992. Touring Old Cabbagetown. Toronto: Cabbagetown Preservation Association. Coopersmith, Penina [photographs by Vincenzo Pietropaolo], 1998. Cabbagetown: The Story of a Victorian Neighbourhood. Toronto: James Lorimer. Farewell Oak Street [documentary], 1953. Grant McLean/ NFB. Kelly, Colleen, 1984. Cabbagetown in Pictures. Local History Handbook No. 4. Toronto: Toronto Public Library Board. Lorimer, James and Myfanwy Phillips, 1971. Working People: Life in a Downtown City Neighbourhood. Toronto: James Lewis & Samuel Ltd. [narratives of Cabbagetown] Rose, Albert, 1958. Regent Park: A Study in Slum Clearance. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. Rust-DEye, George, [1984] 1993. Cabbagetown Remembered. Toronto: Stoddart. [local history] Wiley, James [photographs by James Wiley; Foreward by George Rust-D'Eye], 1994. Images of Cabbagetown. Toronto: V.A. Gates. 18 October 2011 Parliament Branch Imagining Toronto Copyright © Amy Lavender Harris 11

12 Amy Lavender Harris teaches in the Department of Geography at York University in Toronto, where her work focuses on urban identity and the cultural significance of place. Her book, Imagining Toronto (Mansfield Press, 2010) was shortlisted for the Gabrielle Roy Prize in Canadian literary criticism and won the Award of Merit, the highest honour given to a book at the 2011 Heritage Toronto Awards. Amy is a contributing editor with Spacing Magazine, where she writes a regular column on Toronto literature. She has also contributed essays to Open Book: Toronto and Open Book Magazine, Reading Toronto, The State of the Arts: Living with Culture in Toronto (Coach House, 2006), GreenTOpia (with Peter Fruchter, Coach House, 2007), Canada: A Literary Tour (Library & Archives Canada, 2009), Hagar: Studies in Culture, Polities and Identity (2011), Plan Canada and the Ontario Planning Journal. Amy speaks regularly to popular and scholarly audiences about Toronto literature, urban culture, identity and the imaginative qualities of cities. 18 October 2011 Parliament Branch Imagining Toronto Copyright © Amy Lavender Harris 12

13 The Imagining Toronto Project www.imaginingtoronto.com Amy Lavender Harris alharris@yorku.ca 416-604-9416 18 October 2011 Parliament Branch Imagining Toronto Copyright © Amy Lavender Harris 13

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