uTOpia: TOwards a New TOronto

TitleuTOpia: TOwards a New TOronto
Year for Search2005
Secondary AuthorsMcBride, Jason, and Wilcox, Alana
Date Published2005
PublisherCoach House Books
Place PublishedToronto, ON, Canada
KeywordsCanadian author, Female author, Male author
Annotation

A collection of thirty-three essays that together create a realistically eutopian Toronto. Includes maps of the future Toronto. Includes a brief “Foreword” by Mayor David Miller. Most of the essays, many of which are reprints, propose changes or reforms referring to specific Toronto individuals, groups, and institutions. The essays in the section “TOmorrow” are somewhat more broadly eutopian in that they move beyond specific reforms to more general depictions of the good society, mostly along environmental lines. These include “Making a Toronto of the imagination” by Bert Archer (220-28); “Making a green scene” by Jonny Dovercourt (230-37); “A funny thing happened on the way to the future” by Barbara Rahder and Patricia Wood (238-42); “2019” by David Meslin (244-48) presenting a decentralized eutopia; “An age-old idea” by Adam Vaughan (250-54) on accessibility; “Situationist Toronto, ON: three mappings” by Mark Fram (256-67) on architecture; and “Between utopias” by Deanne Taylor (268-75). See also 2007 Wilcox, Palassio, and Dovercourt, eds.; Alana Wilcox, Christina Palassio, and Jonny Dovercourt, eds. The State of the Arts: Living with Culture in Toronto. uTOpia Two. Toronto, ON, Canada: Coach House Books, 2006; Wayne Reeves and Christina Palassio, eds. HTO: Toronto’s Water from Lake Iroquois to Lost Rivers to Low-flow Toilets. Toronto, ON, Canada: Coach House Books, 2008; Christina Palassio and Alana Wilcox, eds. The Edible City: Toronto’s food from farm to work. Toronto, ON, Canada: Coach House Books, 2009; and Dave Meslin, Christina Palassio, and Alana Wilcox, eds. Local Motion: The Art of Civic Engagement in Toronto. Toronto, ON, Canada: Coach House Books, 2010

Info Notes

See also 2007 Wilcox, Palassio, and Dovercourt, eds.; Alana Wilcox, Christina Palassio, and Jonny Dovercourt, eds. The State of the Arts: Living with Culture in Toronto. uTOpia Two. Toronto, ON, Canada: Coach House Books, 2006; and Christina Palassio and Alana Wilcox, eds. The Edible City: Toronto’s food from farm to work. Toronto, ON, Canada: Coach House Books, 2009.

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Author Note

Canadian authors. Female co-authors.

Full Text

2005 McBride, Jason and Alana Wilcox, eds. uTOpia: TOwards a New TOronto. Toronto, ON, Canada: Coach House Books. There are maps of the future Toronto and a brief “Foreword” by Mayor David Miller. L, PSt

A collection of thirty-three essays that together create a realistically eutopian Toronto. Includes maps of the future Toronto. Includes a brief “Foreword” by Mayor David Miller. Most of the essays, many of which are reprints, propose changes or reforms referring to specific Toronto individuals, groups, and institutions. The essays in the section “TOmorrow” are somewhat more broadly eutopian in that they move beyond specific reforms to more general depictions of the good society, mostly along environmental lines. These include “Making a Toronto of the imagination” by Bert Archer (220-28); “Making a green scene” by Jonny Dovercourt (230-37); “A funny thing happened on the way to the future” by Barbara Rahder and Patricia Wood (238-42); “2019” by David Meslin (244-48) presenting a decentralized eutopia; “An age-old idea” by Adam Vaughan (250-54) on accessibility; “Situationist Toronto, ON: three mappings” by Mark Fram (256-67) on architecture; and “Between utopias” by Deanne Taylor (268-75). See also 2007 Wilcox, Palassio, and Dovercourt, eds.; Alana Wilcox, Christina Palassio, and Jonny Dovercourt, eds. The State of the Arts: Living with Culture in Toronto. uTOpia Two. Toronto, ON, Canada: Coach House Books, 2006; Wayne Reeves and Christina Palassio, eds. HTO: Toronto’s Water from Lake Iroquois to Lost Rivers to Low-flow Toilets. Toronto, ON, Canada: Coach House Books, 2008; Christina Palassio and Alana Wilcox, eds. The Edible City: Toronto’s food from farm to work. Toronto, ON, Canada: Coach House Books, 2009; and Dave Meslin, Christina Palassio, and Alana Wilcox, eds. Local Motion: The Art of Civic Engagement in Toronto. Toronto, ON, Canada: Coach House Books, 2010. Female co-authors.