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Toronto's Water from Lake Iroquois to Lost Rivers to Low-flow Toilets

Reeves, Wayne; Palassion, Christina (eds.)
Publisher:  Coach House Books, Toronto, Canada
Year Published:  2008  
Pages:  328pp   ISBN:  978-1-55245-208-0
Library of Congress Number:  TD227.T6H86 2008   Dewey:  553.709713'541


Table of Contents

Introduction: Bridging the past, present and future


Ed Freeman
Formed and shaped by water: Toronto's early landscape

Nick Eyles
Ravines, lagoons, cliffs and spits: The ups and downs of Lake Ontario

Ronald F. Willianson & Robert I. Mac Donald
A resource like no other: Understanding the 11,000-year relationship between people and water

Chris Hardwicke & Wayne Reeves
Shapeshifters: Toronto's changing watersheds, streams and shorelines


Gary Miedema
When the rivers really ran: Water-powered industry in Toronto

Richard Anderson
The dustbins of history: Waste disposal in toronto's ravines and valleys

Chris Bilton
Storm warning: Hurricane Hazel and the evolution of flood control in Toronto

Mahesh Patel
The Long haul: Integrating water, sewage, public health and city-building

Steven Mannell
A civic vision for water supply: The Toronto Water Works Extension Project

Michael McMahon
We all live downstream

Wayne Reeves
Addition and subtraction: The brook, the ravine and the waterworks


Shawn Micallef
Subterranean Toronto: Where the masquerading lakes lay

David A. Robertson & Andrew M. Stewart
The Garrison Creek mouth and the Queen's Wharf: Digging up 200 years of shoreline development

Michael Harrison
The canishing creeks of South Etobicoke

Murray Seymour
Streamscape: Rivers of life in the city

Liz Forsberg & Georgia Ydreos
Participation/precipitaion: Can community-based arts help keep us afloat?

Maggie Helwig

Michael Cook
Water underground: Exploring Toronto's sewers and drains


James Brown & Kim Storey
Buried alive: Garrison Creek as a rediscovered extended waterfront

The living machine: An interview with Helen Mills of the Lost Rivers Project

John Lorinc
The big gulp: How Toronto's Wet Weather Flow Management Master Plan (a name no one likes) will save the lake

Eduardo Sousa
Re-inhabiting Taddle Creek

Joanna Kidd
How the Toronto Bay Initiative reimagined Toronto Harbour

Mark Fram
A tale fo two waterfronts

Jennifer Bonnell
Bringing back the Don: Sixty years of community action

Jane Schmidt & Frank Remiz
High Park waterways: Forward to the past

Bringing in the rain: Is rainwater harvesting the solution to Toronto's energy and water needs?

Lorraine Johnson
Bogged down: Water-wise gardeners get the flush

Bert Archer
Eau de toilette, or how to behave when we're flush


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