Four Dundurn Titles Nominated for the 2018 Heritage Toronto Book Award

Four Dundurn Titles Nominated for the 2018 Heritage Toronto Book Award

Posted on September 4 by HeatherM in Awards, Non-fiction
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September 4, 2018―Dundurn Press is thrilled that four outstanding Dundurn titles have been nominated for the Heritage Toronto Award for Historical Writing. Don Mills by Scott Kennedy, The Great Gould by Peter Goddard, The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern by David McPherson, and The Toronto Book of the Dead by Adam Bunch all made the list and are in great company with the other nominated titles.


Don Mills by Scott Kennedy tells the story of how Toronto’s own city farms were crowded out. As recently as 1970, wheat crops were grown at Don Mills — and no small amount, but enough to line Toronto’s grocery-store shelves with baked goods. Single-herd milk was also commonplace, thanks to this last vestige of the city’s agricultural past. By 1980, it had been paved over, but Scott Kennedy offers a glimpse of the way things used to be.


In The Great Gould by Peter Goddard, the first book to be published in co-operation with the Glenn Gould Estate, Peter Goddard draws on Gould’s unpublished writings, interviews, and never-before-seen photographs, to present a startling new portrait of Gould, the man and the musician.


The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern by David McPherson is a complete history of Toronto’s legendary Horseshoe Tavern, “the Birthplace of Canadian Rock,” to coincide with its seventieth anniversary. From country to rock, punk, alt/country, and back to roots, the Horseshoe has attracted the premier acts from all eras of music, and launched the careers of many of Canada’s best-known artists.


The Toronto Book of the Dead by Adam Bunch explores the history of Toronto through the final moments of the famous (and infamous) who made it their final resting place. From ancient First Nations burial mounds to the murder of Toronto’s first lightkeeper; from the rise and fall of the city’s greatest Victorian baseball star to the final days of the world’s most notorious anarchist.


The Heritage Toronto Awards is a celebration of Toronto’s heritage fields as well as a key networking and engagement opportunity for Toronto’s city-building community. The event attracts city-building professionals from fields including policymaking, media, real estate development, business, labour, academics, planning, and municipal law. It is Heritage Toronto’s flagship event, raising funds in support of our public programming.


The 44th Annual Heritage Toronto Awards will take place Monday, October 29 at the Carlu (444 Yonge Street).


To book an interview with any of these authors, please contact:

Michelle Melski, Publicity Manager

416-214-5544 x222; mmelski [at] dundurn [nospam] com ()