John Sewell

JOHN SEWELL served as an alderman on Toronto City Council during the 1970s and was mayor of Toronto from 1978 to 1980. He chaired the Metro Toronto Housing Authority from 1986 to 1988 and the Commission on Planning and Development Reform in Ontario from 1991 to 1993. Sewell wrote an urban affairs column for The Globe and Mail from 1984 to 1986, currently writes for Now, a Toronto weekly, and is the author of Up Against City Hall, Police: Urban Policing in Canada, and the recently published The Shape of the City: Toronto Struggles with Modern Planning.

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  • Crisis in Canada's Policing

    We all know policing is in crisis and requires real reform. Based on 40 years of work on this issue, John Sewell details the deep changes required to reverse the racism, sexism and violence embedded in police forces today.

    $24.95, Paperback
  • How We Changed Toronto

    John Sewell provides an insider's account of the period when Toronto was transformed by activist citizens and reforming politicians
    $29.95, Hardcover
  • Police in Canada

    A thoughtful, independent discussion of a subject where facts and analysis are scarce.
    $24.95, Paperback
  • Mackenzie

    In Mackenzie, A Political Biography, former Toronto mayor John Sewell tells us why William Lyon Mackenzie may in fact be the best model we have of a responsible politician.

    $29.95, Hardcover
  • Houses and Homes

    In this comprehensive study published in 1994, former Toronto mayor John Sewell considers a range housing issues in Canada.

    $24.95, Paperback
  • Police

    First published in 1985, Police drew together all available research on policing in a book that was the first to lift the veil on urban policing in Canada.
    $9.95, Paperback
  • Up Against City Hall

    First published in 1972, Up Against City Hall is a inside look at a period of remarkable change in Canadian municipal politics penned by one of the nation's most effective reformers.
    $14.95, Paperback
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