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Toronto Neighbourhoods 7-Book Bundle: A City in the Making / Unbuilt Toronto / Unbuilt Toronto 2 / Leaside / Opportunity Road / Willowdale / The Yonge

by Mark Osbaldeston, F.R. (Hamish) Berchem, Frederick H. Armstrong & Scott Kennedy et al. Dundurn (March 14, 2014)

Local history buffs and urban historians will delight in this collection of books that examine the history and development (and plans that never came to be) of Canada's largest city.


John Arpin: Keyboard Virtuoso

by Robert Popple Dundurn (April 20, 2009)

Born and raised in Port McNicoll, John Arpin is today regarded as one of Canada's finest keyboard virtuosos, performing at concert halls around the world. This authorized biography is based on extensive research...


Unlikely Paradise: The Life of Frances Gage

by Alan D. Butcher Dundurn (July 23, 2009)

Frances Gage, born in 1924 in Windsor, Ontario, experienced both artistic recognition and acute despair in her life. Despite success as a sculptor, she discovered that the Dante-like Paradise she had sought...


Reinventing Brantford: A University Comes Downtown

by Leo Groarke Dundurn (November 23, 2009)

In Reinventing Brantford, Leo Groarke revisits the grandeur of Brantford's past, explores its economic collapse, and tells the story of the arrival of Wilfred Laurier University, its early struggles, its commitment...


Music Express: The Rise, Fall & Resurrection of Canada's Music Magazine

by Keith Sharp & Alan Frew Dundurn (April 14, 2014)

The rise of the Canadian music industry, along with anecdotes and exclusive photos of international rock and pop stars, from the perspective of Canada's foremost music magazine from the 70s to the 90s.


An Ottawa Album: Glimpses of the Way We Were

by Marion Van de Wetering Dundurn (October 01, 1997)

Traces the city's development from the days when Bytown was a lumber village to its emergence as Canada's capital.


Continuity With Change: Planning for the Conservation of Man-Made Heritage

by Mark Fram & John Weiler Dundurn (January 01, 1984)

Seeks to document and demonstrate that middle positions between Change and Continuity are possible and desirable.


Sky Train: Stories from CBC's Fresh Air

by Ward McBurney & Jeff Goodes Dundurn (September 01, 2001)

Sky Train collects 35 of McBurneys creative non-fiction pieces, in which Isaac Brock, steam trains, ghost soldiers, and lost loves all find a home.


A Kingston Album: Glimpses of the Way We Were

by Marion Van de Wetering Dundurn (October 01, 1998)

The history of Kingston from the founding of Fort Frontenac and the French settlement of Cataraqui in 1673 to the present.


A Toronto Album: Glimpses of the City That Was

by Mike Filey Dundurn (September 01, 2001)

This classic look at old Toronto portrays scenes of public life from 1860 to 1950, illustrating how dramatically the urban fabric and environment have changed.


Toronto of Old

by Henry Scadding Dundurn (January 10, 1987)

In 1873, Henry Scadding, former rector of Toronto's Church of the Holy Trinity, wrote the definitive history of early Toronto. His detailed portrait of the streets, customs and prominent citizens is a goldmine...


Stardust and Shadows: Canadians in Early Hollywood

by Charles Foster Dundurn (September 01, 2000)

A Hollywood insider brings together the stories of 18 Canadians who were celebrities during Hollywoods formative years.


The Canadian Home: From Cave to Electronic Cocoon

by Marc Denhez Dundurn (September 01, 1994)

This book details how housing developed in Canada and includes revealing Canadian Home Builders Association records.


Confessions of a Curator: Adventures in Canadian Art

by Joan Murray Dundurn (January 10, 1996)

In this witty and compelling defence of the art field itself, Joan Murray, one of the country's most outspoken art historians, discusses the great figures of Canadian art and the rise of our national are in...


Tom Thomson: Design for a Canadian Hero

by Joan Murray Dundurn (October 01, 1998)

Joan Murray's intimate biography details the life and work of Tom Thomson.


Posted to Canada: The Watercolours of George Russell Dartnell, 1835-1844

by Honor de Pencier Dundurn (January 09, 1987)

Posted to Canada examines, for the first time, the immense body of work created by George Dartnell, a British army surgeon stationed in Canada from 1835 to 1844.


Light for a Cold Land: Lawren Harris's Life and Work

by Peter Larisey Dundurn (January 10, 1993)

Light for a Cold Land the first art-historical study of Lawren Harris that attempts to explore his life and all aspects of his career.


Alice Munro

by Brenda Pfaus Dundurn (January 01, 1984)

In Alice Munro, Brenda Pfaus provides a unique and intriguing look at one of Canada's greatest living writers.


The Best Gift: A Record of the Carnegie Libraries in Ontario

by Margaret Beckman, Stephen Langmead & John Black Dundurn (January 01, 1984)

This book is a vivid reminder of the early days of library development in Ontario. The beautiful buildings which still grace Ontario towns and villages, as illustrated, are a part of our provincial heritage....


Canadian Art in the Twentieth Century

by Joan Murray Dundurn (November 01, 1999)

Joan Murray discusses social and political events in combination with the movements, ideas, attitudes, styles, and important groups in Canadian art of this century.


Metal on Ice: Tales from Canada's Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Heroes

by Sean Kelly Dundurn (August 26, 2013)

Canada has produced many successful proponents of the genre known as heavy metal. Drawing on interviews with the original artists of the 1980s, this book provides a new perspective on the dreams of musicians...


The Reluctant Twitcher: A Quite Truthful Account of My Big Birding Year

by Richard Pope Dundurn (September 07, 2009)

In 2007, Richard Pope, a lifelong birder, embarked on his "Big Year," the object being to record at least 300 birds in Ontario within that calendar period. Not just another book on birding, Popes unique approach...


True Tales from the Mad, Mad, Mad World of Opera

by Mark Hernandez, Lotfi Mansouri & Carol Burnett Dundurn (October 06, 2012)

An insider’s view of the opera world from one of its greatest figures.

Everything about opera is larger than life, but the bigger the art form, the bigger the potential for disaster. When things go wrong at...


Opening Windows: Confessions of a Canadian Vocal Coach

by Stuart Hamilton & Lotfi Mansouri Dundurn (September 17, 2012)

Stuart Hamilton, a well-known Canadian musician, has been in the forefront of music in Canada for more than 60 years. Along the way, he has encountered, as a vocal coach and accompanist, most of the great Canadian...


Liona Boyd 2-Book Bundle

by Liona Boyd Dundurn (September 07, 2017)

Exotic venues, sold-out concerts, and the companionship of the world’s most powerful people have given classical guitarist Liona Boyd a lifestyle that, like her music, is one in a million. Both of Liona Boyd’s...


No Remedy for Love

by Liona Boyd Dundurn (August 19, 2017)

  • Liona Boyd’s last autobiography, In My Own Key, sold over 30,000 copies
  • Written in Boyd's own words without a ghostwriter
  • New memoir details Boyd's 2004 divorce, uprooting her life, and how she conquered...


In My Own Key

by Liona Boyd Dundurn (August 19, 2017)

Exotic venues, sold-out concerts, and the companionship of the world’s most powerful people have given Liona Boyd a lifestyle that, like her music, is one in a million.

The internationally acclaimed classical...


The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern

by David McPherson & Jim Cuddy Dundurn (September 23, 2017)

A complete history of Toronto’s legendary Horseshoe Tavern, “the Birthplace of Canadian Rock,” to coincide with its seventieth anniversary.

Like the Queen Street strip that has been its home for seven decades,...


The Beaver Hall Group 2-Book Bundle

by Evelyn Walters Dundurn (February 25, 2017)

From the vanguard of Modernism in Montreal, the Beaver Hall Group included painters who are now ranked among Canada's most distinguished artists. Evelyn Walters brings her extensive knowledge of the group to...


The Way It Is

by James King Dundurn (September 02, 2017)

  • First-ever biography and critical survey of a major artist who disrupted the Canadian art establishment
  • Features gorgeous colour reproductions of many of Curnoe’s most vivid and important paintings, which...


149 Paintings You Really Need to See in North America

by Julian Porter & Stephen Grant Dundurn (September 30, 2017)

Tour North America’s greatest museums and galleries in the company of two incomparable guides.

This essential companion to all the major North American museums and galleries highlights some of the world’s...


The Orillia Spirit

by Randy Richmond & James A. "Pete" McGarvey Dundurn (July 08, 2017)

  • An updated second edition of Orillia journalist Randy Richmond’s history of Orillia, immortalized by Stephen Leacock in Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town
  • Illustrated throughout, with rich details about local...


Charles Pachter

by Leonard Wise, Margaret Atwood & Tom Smart Dundurn (June 24, 2017)

The life and times biography of one of Canada’s best-known living artists, the irascible, witty, and larger-than-life Charles Pachter.

Charles Pachter, the grandchild of poor Jewish immigrants from Eastern...


The Mariposa Folk Festival

by Michael Hill Dundurn (May 06, 2017)

A history of the Mariposa Folk Festival, from its humble roots in Orillia in 1961 to international acclaim and legendary status as a premier folk-music gathering.

Mariposa began in the heyday of the early sixties...


My Double Life: Sexty Yeers of Farquharson Around with Don Harn

by Don Harron Dundurn (October 29, 2012)

After 15 books about somebody else (mostly alter ego Charlie Farquharson), Don Harron now presents the colourful story of his 77-year career in the entertainment business.


Once Upon a Time in Paradise: Canadians in the Golden Age of Hollywood

by Charles Foster Dundurn (October 01, 2003)

During Hollywoods Golden Age, a bevy of talented Canadians earned important roles in the motion picture industry.


Roy Thomson Hall: A Portrait

by William Littler & John Terauds Dundurn (May 27, 2013)

Roy Thomson Hall commemorates its 30th anniversary with this lavishly illustrated book tracing its history from Arthur Erickson's iconic design, to the artists, audiences, volunteers, and staff who have enriched...


I Remember Sunnyside

by Mike Filey Dundurn (October 01, 1996)

This book captures the spirit of the best of times - a magical era that can be captured only in memory and photographs.


Céline Dion and René Angelil Library Bundle: Céline / René Angelil: The Making of Céline Dion

by Jean Beaunoyer, Georges-Hebert Germain, Jean Beaulne & David Homel Dundurn (November 04, 2013)

These two books tell the complete story of the rise to fame of Canada's most famous female singer, Céline Dion, both in her career and in her personal life with her manager and husband, who has guided her to...


The Actor's Survival Kit: Fifth Edition

by Miriam Newhouse & Peter Messaline Dundurn (December 03, 2010)

This new edition of required reading in Canadian theatre schools addresses a range of new issues such as performer websites, video self-production, and networking on the Internet, while also looking at timeless...


John Grierson

by Gary Evans Dundurn (January 01, 2005)

Grierson, founder of the National Film Board of Canada, was one of film cultures most influential personalities. He gave the word "documentary" to the English language.


For the Record: The First Women in Canadian Architecture

by Joan Grierson Dundurn (March 31, 2008)

A fascinating illustrated history that profiles of the women who graduated from the School of Architecture at the University of Toronto, 1920-60.


Reading Rock Art: Interpreting the Indian Rock Paintings of the Canadian Shield

by Grace Rajnovich & Wayne Yerxa Dundurn (February 25, 2002)

More than 400 rock paintings adorn the Canadian Shield from Quebec to Saskatchewan, the legacy of the Algonkian-speaking Cree and Ojibwa.


Emily Carr

by Kate Braid Dundurn (January 01, 2001)

Carr defied convention by choosing art over marriage. Considered an eccentric by her contemporaries, she created an art unique to British Columbia.


Reel Winners: Movie Award Trivia

by Richard Crouse Dundurn (October 22, 2005)

Canada's premier movie critic Richard Crouse delivers this definitive guide to the inside scoop on movie awards.


McCully's New Brunswick: Photographs From the Air, 1931-1939

by Dan Soucoup Dundurn (November 26, 2005)

A collection of aerial photographs that offer rare glimpses of the Maritimes in the Depression era.


More Toronto Sketches: The Way We Were

by Mike Filey Dundurn (September 01, 1993)

These are collections of Mike Filey's best work from his popular and long-running Toronto Sun column, "The Way We Were."


Northern Algoma: A People's History

by Daniel G.V. Douglas Dundurn (July 26, 1996)

The pages of Northern Algoma are filled with the voices of many early settlers and adventurers as they look back and remember. More than sixty historic photographs accompany their words.


Legal & Financial Aspects of Architectural Conservation: The Smolenice Castle Conference Central Europe

by Marc Denhez & Stephen Dennis Dundurn (July 01, 1997)

In this international study, 18 experts from 10 countries describe the legal challenges and solutions related to heritage property.


Big Bang, Baby: Rock Trivia

by Richard Crouse Dundurn (April 26, 2000)

Big Bang, Baby will entertain and enlighten music fans and will challenge even the experienced rock trivia junkie.