Working People

Life in a Downtown City Neighbourhood

by James Lorimer and Myfanwy Phillips

This book is a portrait of the people and events of a working-class Toronto neighbourhood under pressure from developers and middle-class renovators.

This book is a classic, intimate study of the people of Toronto's East of Parliament neighbourhood in the 1970's, a time when the working-class district came under unprecedented pressure from developers and middle-class gentrification.

An unconventional account, Working People combines a wide variety of materials--interviews, economic analysis, songs, jokes, newspaper advertisements, community newspapers, photographs--to present an unparalleled portrait of a changing urban community in depth.

Working People remains a fascinating record of a community in transition.

About the Authors

James Lorimer

JAMES LORIMER is the author of numerous books on city politics. He is also involved in book publishing.

Myfanwy Phillips

MYFANWY PHILLIPS is the author of The Children of Peace. Her photographs are also featured in Heather Robertsons Grass Roots.'


"A kind of unconventional masterpiece."
Toronto Star

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