What you'll also find is enthusiasm. For many years, Toronto's history didn't seem to attract much public interest. That changed somewhere along the way, but at least partially because of these advocates of our heritage. Without these books, it would be difficult to understand the way we used to be, and, by extension, where we are going.
Here are my top picks for books on Toronto history.
"We chose her because she is our personal Jesus. We admire her ambition, talent, and her ability to reach a wide audience," OCAD MFA grads Marjan Verstappen and Humboldt Magnussen, the programmers and artists behind the gallery, tell me. While Beyonce made her millions through song, the nomadic gallery will be entirely crowdfunded through fundraisers and a just-launched Indigogo campaign.