A Moment for Council to Build the Waterfront Toronto Deserves

Originally posted to Torontoist.com, 29 May 2015 By removing the Gardiner and building a better vision for the waterfront, Toronto has the rare opportunity to learn from its historic mistakes, writes Jennifer Bonnell. By Jennifer Bonnell (Guest Opinion) On June…

Review of Don Valley book in Alternatives Journal

Reviewed by Alanna Bodo. Originally published in Alternatives Journal 10 March 2015 For the 100,000 daily commuters who travel on the Don Valley Parkway in to Toronto’s East end, the landscape is likely viewed as a picturesque transportation corridor, if…

HGIS book featured on Nature’s Past podcast

Originally posted to Nature’s Past 26 Jan 2015 Episode 46: Historical GIS Research in Canada, 26 January 2015 [38:27] Download Audio In recent years, environmental historians and other historians have been working with maps in new ways. Specifically, they have been…

Interview on significance of L.R. Wilson investment for McMaster’s Wilson Institute for Canadian history

Originally posted on McMaster Daily News, 25 November 2014 Red Wilson invests $2.5 million in the study of Canadian history by renewing successful institute Red Wilson’s latest gift to McMaster – $2.5 million – is a catalyst for revitalizing the…

Don River history referenced in Toronto Star article on Don Mouth redevelopment

Originally published by Toronto Star staff reporter Eric Andrew-Gee, 16 November 2014 Overhaul of Don River mouth could spur Port Lands development By reducing flood risk, planners hope “renaturalization” will give new life to a forgotten corner of Toronto. Don…

Fruitful Collaborations: Libraries as Partners in Historical Research

Fruitful Collaborations: Libraries as Partners in Historical Research

Part of my doctoral research on the social and environmental history of Toronto’s Don River Valley involved making sense of the area’s industrial past. Given the volatile nature of nineteenth-century industry—some companies opening and closing again in short succession, others…