graphic designer: Steve Yeates
graphic designer: Steve Yeates

Corktown: The History of a Toronto Neighbourhood and the People Who Made It is the first book written on the area’s history. The author, Coralina R. Lemos, shares her knowledge of the neighbourhood and solid research, pieced together and reconstructed with relevant stories that highlight people, establishments, and institutions that helped to shape this historic community.

The book includes the history behind thirty-eight street names and over 90 images, some of which are made available for the first time; over 200 surnames, intended as a reference source for anyone conducting genealogical research, and a quick reference source on local places of worship and architects who were involved in the area’s built history.


Book available for sale at: Preservation House
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