Living and Working with Animals in Toronto: A Historical Walking Tour


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Welcome to “Living and Working with Animals in Toronto: A Historical Walking Tour.” The map above shows the route and all the stops for this 90-minute tour of the history of domestic animals in nineteenth-century Toronto.

This tour is based on a book chapter by Sean Kheraj titled, “Living and Working with Domestic Animals in Nineteenth-Century Toronto” in Urban Explorations: Environmental Histories of the Toronto Region, edited by L. Anders Sandberg, Stephen Bocking, Colin Coates, and Ken Cruikshank, 120-140 (Hamilton: L.R. Wilson Institute for Canadian History, 2013). Participants are invited to read the chapter here for more context.

Below you will find historical photographs, illustrations, and maps that accompany this tour.

 

 

Additional Reading

Atkins, Peter. Animal Cities: Beastly Urban Histories. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2012.

Benson, Etienne. “The Urbanization of the Eastern Gray Squirrel in the United States.” Journal of American History 100, no. 3 (2013): 691–710.

Brown, Frederick L. The City Is More Than Human: An Animal History of Seattle. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2016.

Gaynor, Andrea. Harvest of the Suburbs: An Environmental History of Growing Food in Australian Cities. Crawley: University of Western Australia Press, 2006.

Ingram, Darcy, and Christabelle Sethna. Animal Metropolis: Histories of Human-Animal Relations in Urban Canada. Edited by Joanna Dean. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2017.

Kheraj, Sean. “The Great Epizootic of 1872-73: Networks of Animal Disease in North American Urban Environments” Environmental History, 23, no. 3 (July 2018): 1-27.

Kheraj, Sean. “How Canadian Used to Live with Livestock in Cities” in Calgary: City of Animals. Ed. Jim Ellis. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2017. Pgs. 1-9.

Kheraj, Sean. “Epilogue: Why Animals Matter in Urban History, or Why Cities Matter in Animal History” in Animal Metropolis: Histories of Human-Animal Relations in Urban Canada. Eds. Joanna Dean, Darcy Ingram, and Christabelle Sethna. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2017. Pgs. 309-323.

Kheraj, Sean. “Urban Environments and the Animal Nuisance: Domestic Livestock Regulation in Nineteenth-Century Canadian Cities” Urban History Review/Revue d’histoire urbaine 44, no. 1-2 (Fall/Spring 2015/2016): 37-55.

Kheraj, Sean. “Animals and Urban Environments: Managing Domestic Animals in Nineteenth-Century Winnipeg” in Eco-Cultural Networks and the British Empire: New Views on Environmental History. Eds. James Beattie, Edward Melillo, and Emily O’Gorman. London: Bloomsbury, 2015. Pgs. 263-288.

Kheraj, Sean. “Living and Working with Domestic Animals in Nineteenth-Century Toronto” in Urban Explorations: Environmental Histories of the Toronto Region, edited by L. Anders Sandberg, Stephen Bocking, Colin Coates, and Ken Cruikshank, 120-140. Hamilton: L.R. Wilson Institute for Canadian History, 2013.

Kheraj, Sean. “Demonstration Wildlife: Negotiating the Animal Landscape of Vancouver’s Stanley Park, 1888-1996” Environment and History, 18, no. 4 (2012): 497-527.

McShane, Clay and Joel Tarr. The Horse in the City: Living Machines in the Nineteenth Century. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.

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