Douglas & McIntyre
The Year Canadians Lost Their Minds and Found Their Country

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May 2017
ISBN 978-1-77162-150-2
Paperback - Trade
7" x 10"
208 pages
50 colour photographs, 50 b&w photographs
History / Canada / Post-confederation (1867-) HIS006020
History / Modern / 20th Century HIS037070
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$26.95 CAD

Douglas & McIntyre

The Year Canadians Lost Their Minds and Found Their Country

The Centennial of 1967

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Books

Ackroyd, Peter H. The Anniversary Compulsion: Canada’s Centennial Celebrations. Toronto: Dundern Press, 1992.

Berton, Pierre. 1967: The Last Good Year. Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 1997.

Cotter, Bill. Montreal’s Expo 67. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Publishing, 2016.

Daniel, Francis. A Road for Canada: The Illustrated Story of the Trans-Canada Highway. North Vancouver, B.C.: Stanton Atkins & Dosil Publishers, 2006.

Dempsey, Daniel V. A Tradition of Excellence: Canada’s Airshow Team Heritage. Victoria, B.C.: High Flight Enterprises Ltd., 2002.

Expo 67 Official Guide. Toronto: Maclean-Hunter Publishing, 1967.

Fulford, Robert. This Was Expo. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1968.

Gagnon, Monica Kim and Janine Marchessault, eds. Reimagining Cinema: Film at Expo 67. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014.

LaMarsh, Judy. Memoirs of a Bird in a Gilded Cage. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1968.

Lownsbrough, John. The Best Place to Be: Expo 67 and Its Time. Toronto: Allen Lane, 2012.

Mersereau, Bob. The History of Canadian Rock ’n’ Roll. Milwaukee, Wis.: Backbeat Books, 2015.

25 Years: A salute to 25 Years of Tubbing Tradition, 1967-1991. Nanaimo, B.C.: Loyal Nanaimo Bathtub Society, 1991.

Watts, Reg. The Bathtub Races. West Vancouver, B.C.: R.J. Watts & Associates Ltd., 1976.

Willan Healey. Hymne à l’occasion de la Confédération Canadienne/Anthem for the Centennial of Canadian Confederation. Don Mills, Ont.: BMI Canada Limited, 1966.

Articles

Moore, Christopher. “An Expo 67 Kaleidoscope: Tales from Terre des Hommes,” The Beaver, June-July, 2007.

Websites

Expo67.ncf.ca

Public Facebook group “Expo 67”

Tattoo67.com

villes-ephemeres.org

Government Document

Centennial Guide Book for Teachers/Guide du centenaire à l’intention des enseignants. Ottawa: Centennial Commission, 1967.

Newspapers

Brandon Sun (Manitoba)

The Chilliwack Progress (British Columbia)

The Gazette (Montreal)

The Montreal Star

The Ottawa Journal

Toronto Star

Winnipeg Free Press

The Winnipeg Tribune

Magazines

Weekend Magazine

Notes

The Giddy Year

MacLeod, Stewart, “The Time We’ll Never Forget,” Weekend Magazine, 28 October 1967.

LaMarsh, Judy. Memoirs of a Bird in a Gilded Cage. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1968, p. 228.

Official Centennial

Bonfire of the lavatories

Fieber, Frank. “Bowsman biffy burning: A centennial project with relief.” Northroots, December 2014-January 2015.

“Operation Hot Seat: Bowsman’s outhouses disappear in blaze of centennial glory,” Ottawa Journal, 3 January 1967.

CBC curtain-raiser

Gardiner, Sandy. “Television,” Ottawa Journal, 3 January 1967.

Mersereau, Bob. The History of Canadian Rock ’n’ Roll. Milwaukee, Wis.: Backbeat Books, 2015, pp. 94-96.

Confederation Train

“Off and running: Centennial train hits the rail,” Ottawa Journal, 3 January 1967.

Nesbitt, David. “History rides the rails,” Ottawa Journal, 10 January 1967.

Walz, Jay. “Its whistle toots ‘O Canada,’” New York Times, 16 April 1967.

“20,000 in line for Confederation Train,” Toronto Daily Star, 31 July 1967.

“Separatists splatter paint on Confederation Train,” Ottawa Journal, 8 September 1967.

The Confederation Train. Ottawa: The Centennial Commission (undated free souvenir pamphlet).

Centennial symbol

Ash, Stuart. “History repeating itself: Recollections of the 1967 Centennial logo contest,” GDC.net, www.gdc.net/article/2014/12/15/2967, 15 December 2014. Accessed 17 August 2016.

“Centennial symbol contest offers $2,500 top prize,” Ottawa Journal, 10 April 1964.

Feeny, Edwin. “The People Say,” Toronto Daily Star, 20 January 1965.

Trueman, Peter. “Stylized maple leaf Centennial symbol,” Toronto Daily Star, 20 January 1965. Accessed 15 August 2016.

Graphic Designers of Canada. “In the wake,” GDC.net, www.gdc.net/release/2014/12/15/2970. Accessed 15 August 2016.

Alex Colville’s coins

Robinson, Cyril. “Tails it’s a rabbit,” Weekend Magazine, 7 January 1967.

Passmore, Raewyn. “Remembering Alex Colville (1920-2013),” 30 July 2013. www.bankofcanadamuseum.ca/profile_post/raewyn-passmore/.

Glassford, Patrick. “Coinage Designs of 1967,” http://www.coinscan.com/des/1967d.html;.

“Coins to feature wildlife,” Brandon (Man.) Sun, 23 April 1966.

“Our Centennial gold rush,” Weekend Magazine, 18 March 1967.

Centennial Medals galore

“Centennial Medal for Hill charwoman,” Ottawa Journal, 23 November 1967.

Moore, Eugenia. “Her Highness captured hearts of all children,” Brandon (Man.) Sun, 6 June 1967.

“Indian woman is trustee,” Toronto Daily Star, 21 February 1968.

Brown, Dave. “Buy a ticket and win a Centennial Medal,” Ottawa Journal, 4 December 1967.

Stall, Robert. “The ladies who clean the corridors of power, Weekend Magazine, 4 August 1973.

Centennial Rose

“BC, U.S. roses fight it out,” Ottawa Journal, 15 July 1964.

“Canadian Centennial rose,” Brandon (Man.) Sun, 19 May 1966.

Stanton, A.V., Ottawa Journal, 23 April 1966.

Hawley, Bill. “Amaryllis good value,” Chilliwack (B.C.) Progress, 29 December 1965.

Mayer, Theo (ed.). Canadian Rose Annual, 1967. Toronto: Canadian Rose Society, 1967, pp. 181-2.

Rose bush or the plague?

“The plaque of ’67,” Brandon (Man.) Sun, 4 April 1966.

Centennial menu

Adamson, Douglas. “‘Fat Man’ menu set for dinner,” Brandon (Man.) Sun, 12 April 1967.

“Says new Canadian cuisine not needed,” Ottawa Journal, 16 November 1967.

Projects of the People

Canadians take up challenge with gusto

Collins, John. “Centennial projects, anyone?” Cartoon. Ottawa Journal, 6 January 1967.

Crossing Canada: Hank Gallant

Interview with Hank Gallant.

Van Bennekom, Pieter. “Hank’s boots were made for walkin’…,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 May 1967.

Collins, Wyman. “Centennial Year walker ‘Hank’ Gallant travels coast-to-coast,” Chilliwack (B.C.) Progress, 15 February 1967.

Partridge, Carol. “The police don’t allow no guitar playin’ here,” Ottawa Journal, 28 July 1967.

McCarthy, Erin. “Nail Ponds Hank Gallant walked Canada 40 years ago,” (Summerside, Prince Edward Island) Journal Pioneer, 2 October 2007.

Mushing it up

MacGregor, Roy. “A marathon man for the millennium: Blake Brown’s centennial project inspired a nation. Now he’s eyeing a 2000 encore,” National Post (Toronto), 20 February 1999.

Berton, Pierre. 1967: The Last Good Year. Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 1997, pp. 44-47.

“ ‘Musher’ gives up—decides to fly,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 December 1966.

Donkey riding: Ida DeKelver

Yellowhead Museum Facebook page. “1967 Centennial Trip,” 12 November 2012. Two albums, “1967 Centennial Trip,” and “About Ida, and the Museum.” www.facebook.com/YellowheadMuseum/

Cross country by thumb

Johnson, Kurt. “Pilgrim of patriotism,” Ottawa Citizen, 3 June 2007.

“Signature collector gets PM, Reid,” Ottawa Journal, 26 August 1967.

Centennial Café

“Grand opening Centennial Café” (advertisement), Medicine Hat News, 10 May 1967.

“Centennial Café sold,” Medicine Hat News, 14 May 1970.

“Happy’s back with good food and service to match” (advertisement), Medicine Hat News, 27 August 1993.

“Redcliff’s library opened,” Medicine Hat News, 16 October 1967.

Great Centennial Bathtub Race

Nagle, Patrick. “Full speed ahead and don’t pull the plug!” Weekend Magazine, 29 July 1967.

Morgan, Bonnie. “Tubbing father loves Nanaimo,” Nanaimo Daily Free Press, (n.d.) July 1990.

25 Years: A salute to 25 Years of Tubbing Tradition, 1967-1991. Nanaimo, B.C.: Loyal Nanaimo Bathtub Society, 1991.

Watts, Reg. The Bathtub Races. West Vancouver, B.C.: R.J. Watts & Associates Ltd., 1976.

100-day journey: Centennial Helicopter

“Flight in helicopter thrills crippled boy,” Toronto Daily Star, 5 July 1967.

“Enstrom signs 10-year pact with British Helicopter Co.,” Green Bay (Wis.) Press-Gazette, 7 October 1967.

Davis, Chuck. “Oddities.” The History of Metropolitan Vancouver, www.vancouverhistory.ca/oddities_1947_1954.htm, accessed 26 January 2017.

MacDonald, Jake. “Peaking on the Prairies.” The Walrus, 12 June 2007, www.thewalrus.ca/peaking-on-the-prairies/, accessed 26 January 2017.

Ogden, Frank. “Frank Ogden—Dr Tomorrow.” X Zone Directory of Who’s Who, http://www.xzonedirectory.com/drtomorrow.htm, accessed 26 January 2017.

Koenenn, Connie. “Future shocker,” Los Angeles Times, 31 January 1989.

A gobsmacker: Helicopter Canada

Daley, Frank. “NFB—and photographer—up in air over Canada,” Ottawa Journal, 18 January 1967.

Clark, Domini. “Canada’s Oscar nod in 1967? A cringe-worthy Canuck Tribute,” The Globe and Mail (Toronto), 22 February 2013.

Skydiving extravaganza

“100-a-day,” Brandon (Man.) Sun, 26 July 1967.

“Skydiver Hardman claims world mark,” Chilliwack Progress, 26 July 1967.

Pilot heads for Pole

“Floats over Pole in tiny aircraft,” Brandon (Man.) Sun, 5 June 1967.

Steam engine

Marshall, Andrew. “Miniature steam engine is Centennial project,” Lethbridge (Alta.) Herald, 12 November 1966.

Letters

“Letter writing personal project,” Ottawa Journal, 20 January 1967.

Patriotism

Berton, Pierre. 1967: The Last Good Year. Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 1997, p. 38.

Transatlantic promotion: Youth trek

Interview with Heather Cooper; “Centennial Project: Truck trip around the world,” The Gazette (Montreal), 29 March 1967.

“5 young people off to ‘sell’ Canada,” Toronto Daily Star, 31 May 1967.

Happy Birthday(s)

Order of Canada is born

Bourdon, Buzz. “Bruce Beatty was the man behind the Order of Canada,” Globe and Mail (Toronto), 20 May 2011.

“Gov’t red-faced after Bible goof,” Ottawa Journal, 18 April 1967.

“The Order of Canada,” Ottawa Journal, 19 April 1967.

“Callaghan rejects Order of Canada,” Ottawa Journal, 23 December 1967.

Music and Festivals

“O Canada” inches forward

Jackman, Peter. “O Canada: What to do about the words,” Ottawa Journal, 21 January 1967.

“ ‘O Canada,’ ” TheCanadianEncyclopedia.ca. http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/o-canada/ Accessed 5 June 2016.

And in popular music…

Chilton, Martin. “Gordon Lightfoot: The Queen likes my Canadian Railway Trilogy song,” The Telegraph (London), 18 May 2016.

Enright, Michael (8 March 2011). “The Enright Files: The power of folk music” [interview with Oscar Brand]. Retrieved from www.cbc.ca/player/play/1832497802.

Bernstein, Adam. “Oscar Brand, folk troubadour and radio host for seven decades, died at 96,” Washington Post, 1 October 2016.

Martin, Douglas. “Oscar Brand, folk singer whose radio show twanged for decades, dies at 96,” New York Times, 1 October 2016.

Bobby “Nimble Lips” Gimby

O’Malley, Terry. “Terry O’Malley.” VickersAndBensonMemories.ca. www.vickersandbensonmemories.ca/omalley.htm . Accessed 22 July 2016.

Rasky, Frank. “All together now—everybody sing,” The Canadian, 10 June 1967.

Gerein, Charles, “Canada’s Centennial Pied Piper,” Toronto Daily Star, 14 January 1967.

Centennial Hymn and Athem

“Inter-faith hymns, prayers for 1967,” Ottawa Journal, 28 April 1966.

Lazarus, David. “Reconstructionist leader dies at 95,” Canadian Jewish News, 19 September 2002.

Ackroyd, Peter H. The Anniversary Compulsion: Canada’s Centennial Celebrations. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1992, p. 134.

“Centennial Hymn unveiled,” Ottawa Journal, 2 December 1966.

Louis Riel opera

Littler, William. “The opera Riel: It’s once in a lifetime,” Toronto Daily Star, 9 September, 1967.

Littler, William. “Riel opera adds up to good theatre,” Toronto Daily Star, 25 September 1967.

King, Betty Nygaard and Kenneth Winters. “Louis Riel (Opera).” TheCanadianEncyclopedia.ca. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/louis-riel-emc/ Accessed on 23 November 2016.

Ericson, Raymond. “ ‘Louis Riel,’ music drama, presented in Toronto,” New York Times, 25 September 1967.

Schabas, Ezra and Carl Morey. Opera Viva: The Canadian Opera Company, The First 50 Years. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2000, p. 87.

Morrow, Martin. “Baritone Bernard Turgeon originated the role of Louis Riel,” Globe and Mail, 19 November 2016.

“Bernard’s Story,” BernardTurgeon.ca, www.bernardturgeon.ca/intro.html. Accessed on 22 November, 2016.

“Turgeon, Bernard R.” (paid notice), Times Colonist (Victoria, B.C.), 22 November 2016.

Opera beyond Riel

Cohen, Nathan. “Brave new season for opera company,” Toronto Daily Star, 14 September 1967.

Caribana ’67: Toronto’s festival

“The island in limbo—8,000 swing in the rain,” Toronto Daily Star, 10 August 1967.

Ferry, Antony. “A disaster which could be turned into triumph,” Toronto Daily Star, 12 August 1967.

Military Moments

Major Tattoo

Worthington, Peter. “Sunday performance for tattoo,” The Telegram (Toronto), 1 September 1967.

“Oh, what a wonderful war, Time (Canada), (n.d.) June 1967.

“Forces Tattoo ‘a smash hit,’” Ottawa Journal, 9 June 1967.

Bantey, Bill. “Shades of the past,” The Gazette (Montreal), 30 June 1966.

Woods, Michael. “Tattoo ’67 women reunite after almost 50 years,” Ottawa Citizen, 29 August 2014.

“Military will ‘Tap Toe’ across Canada in 1967,” Leader-Post (Regina, Sask.), 13 March 1965.

Golden Centennaires take off

Dempsey, Dan V. A Tradition of Excellence: Canada’s Airshow Team Heritage. Victoria, B.C.: High Flight Enterprises Ltd., 2002, pp. 252-301.

Moss, Bruce. “The Golden Centennaires: With precision control they are going to make a breath-taking contribution to our centennial year,” Weekend Magazine, 29 April 1967.

“Aerobatic ace dies in crash,” Ottawa Journal, 16 February 1967.

“Second old aircraft crashes,” Ottawa Journal, 2 June 1967.

“RCAF jet  aerobatic team disbands,” Ottawa Journal, 12 January 1968.

“Centennaires’ wings folded, golden plane summer’s over,” Brandon (Man.) Sun, 13 January 1968.

Sports

Pan Ams come to Canada

Meyers, Ron. “Weight down, shot put up,” Winnipeg Tribune, 7 August 1967.

Stephens, Dennis. “A big Day for Jim,” Winnipeg Tribune, 7 August 1967

Canoeing: 104-day pageant

Sifton, John. “Cheers of 7,000 great voyageurs at Britannia,” Ottawa Journal, 30 August 1967.

MacKenzie, Arch. “Proposes trans-Canada centennial canoe race,” Ottawa Journal, 2 May 1964.

“Canoe race under way,” Brandon (Man.) Sun, 25 May 1967.

“Paddlers greeted by 3,000,” Ottawa Journal, 26 May 1967.

“1967 Manitoba Centennial voyageur canoe team,” HonouredMembersSportManitoba.ca, www.honouredmemberssportmanitoba.ca/inductee.php?id=426&criteria_sort=name. Accessed 30 July 2016.

“1967 centennial voyageurs,” SportNorth.com, www.sportnorth.com/nwt-sport-hall-fame/hall-fame-inductees/1967-centennial-voyageurs. Accessed 30 July 2016.

Hockey: Centennial Cup

MacCabe, Eddie. “PM assures national hockey team weight of country behind them,” Ottawa Journal, 3 March 1967.

Krevenchuk, Walter. “Canada wins centennial tourney undefeated,” Ottawa Journal, 7 January 1967

Yukon alpine expedition

Reichwein, PearlAnn. Climber’s Paradise: Making Canada’s Mountain Parks, 1906-1974. Edmonton, Alta.: University of Alberta Press, 2014.

“Climbing for the Centennial,” Weekend Magazine, 7 October 1967.

“Girl mountain climbers met arduous conditions,” Ottawa Journal, 21 September 1967.

Patrick, Tom. “Climbers fail to reach Mt. Saskatchewan summit,” Yukon News (Whitehorse, Yukon), 8 June 2012.

Ballard-McKinley, Shelley. “A mountain named Saskatchewan: Local climbers ready for assault on peak,” Star-Phoenix (Saskatoon, Sask.), 30 April 2005.

Welch, Mary Agnes. “Accomplished climber dies on Alberta peak,” Winnipeg Free Press 8 August 2013.

“Judy yodels from top of peak,” Ottawa Journal, 21 July 1967.

Lord Hunt. “The Yukon Alpine Centennial Expedition—1967,” Alpine Journal, Vol. 73, Nos. 316-317, 1968, pp. 18-24.

Erik Sheer, pre-teen extraordinaire

Interview with Ray Chipeniuk, 2016.

“Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro 1967 project of boy, 8,” Toronto Daily Star, 10 August 1966.

“Boy, 8, to scale mountain for centennial,” The Gazette (Montreal), 10 August 1966.

“10-year-old, dad to tackle snows of Mt. Kilimanjaro,” Ottawa Journal, 15 July 1967.

Vinokur, Louise. “Financial climb about as high as Kilimanjaro,” Ottawa Journal, 31 August 1967.

Morey, Tracy. “Sheers promise second assault on Kilimanjaro,” Ottawa Journal, 21 September 1967.

“Obituaries,” Ottawa Journal, 28 June 1979.

Expo 67

Millions flock to World’s Fair

“Love at first sight,” The Gazette (Montreal), 30 October 1967.

“Jazz musician first into Expo 67,” Indianapolis (Indiana) Star, 1 May 1967.

“Al Carter, Mr. First, dies at 72,” Santa Cruz (California) Sentinel, 13 July 1987.

“Albert Vaitis Carter,” Graveyards.com. www.graveyards.com/IL/Cook/lithuanian/carter.html. Accessed 27 January 2017.

Expo 67 Official Guide. Toronto: Maclean-Hunter Publishing, 1967, pp. 269-71.

Blood and rum: The Cuban pavilion

Correspondence with Georges Terroux, 15 October 2016.

La Roche, Roger. Pavillons nationaux: Cuba. 1st ed. Montreal: Roger La Roche, 2015. Villes-ephemeres.org. PDF accessed 15 October 2016.

“Cubans sing for queues,” Toronto Daily Star, 23 June 1967

Doggone dignitaries

Moser, Karin. “Clan shuns education, bee-lines for La Ronde,” Ottawa Journal, 7 July 1967.

Winning the fair

Lownsbrough, John. The Best Place to Be: Expo 67 and Its Time. Toronto: Allen Lane, 2012, pp. 15-70.

Berton, Pierre. 1967: The Last Good Year. Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 1997, pp. 263-70.

Getting to Expo

Brawn, Dale. “His wheels are rollin’ to Expo 67,” Brandon (Man.) Sun, 1 May 1967.

“Aussie runner gasps into Montreal,” Toronto Daily Star, 21 July 1967.

Levin, Dan. “Man believed sane runs 105,000 miles,” Sports Illustrated, 6 October 1969.

“Mayors end canoe race,” Brandon (Man.) Sun, 25 July 1967.

Bula, Frances. “Canoeists, other adventurers created ‘spirit in the land’ in ’67,” Vancouver Sun, 29 June 2007.

“Two men in a canoe set sights on Expo,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 July 1967.

“‘Starving’ saved the food,” Brandon (Man.) Sun, 2 October 1967.

Opre, Tom. “Voyaguers of ’67 paddle to Detroit,” Detroit Free Press, 5 August 1967.

“Paddlers, dog reach Expo,” The Gazette (Montreal), 1 September 1967.

Polar ambassadors

Kalbfleisch, John. “A man of many names and places recalls a colorful if checkered career,” The Gazette (Montreal), 23 November 1985.

Rose parade envoys

“Chilled Canadian beauties warm up to Rose Parade task,” Los Angeles Times, 2 January 1967.

After the fair

Fulford, Robert. This Was Expo. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1968, p. 201.

Bold design baffles MPs

Diefenbaker, John (20 December 1963). “World Exhibition Corporation Act.” Canada. Parliament. House of Commons. Edited Hansard. Retrieved from lipad.ca, www.lipad.ca/full/1963/12/20/20/#2255354. Accessed 27 January 2017.

The designer in question

Racine, Martin with Alain Findeli. “How Julien Hébert built our design scene,” 15 November 2014. CanadianDesignResource.ca, www.canadiandesignresource.ca/features/interview/how-julien-hebert-built-our-design-scene. Accessed 3 August 2016.

“Hey Friend” finds few

Bantey, Bill. “Expo unmentioned in new theme song,” Ottawa Journal, 30 November 1966.

“Expo’s theme lousy music?” Brandon (Man.) Sun, 1 December 1966.

Haig, Terry, “Hey friend! All that fanfare doesn’t make a hit,” The Gazette (Montreal), 5 December 1966.

“Venne wins 5G for writing the Expo ’67 theme song,” Billboard, 17 December 1966.

“Michele Richard,” CanuckistanMusic.com, www.canuckistanmusic.com/index.php?maid=476. Accessed on 29 November 2016.

“Notes and comments,” Ottawa Journal, 20 January 1967.

Ongoing reminders

Hodgson, Stuart M. Memoir. 2006. (Unpublished manuscript.)

Miners’ tribute museum

Beaton, Meaghan. “Nina Cohen and the transformation of public space in Nova Scotia,” 18 January 2016, www.acadiensis.wordpress.com/2016/01/18/nina-cohen-and-the-transformation-of-public-space-in-nova-scotia/

Saucy secession: Rathnelly

“Rathnelly Ave.—A nation for a day,” Toronto Daily Star, 12 June 1967.

Quon, Albert. “A sign of independence from Toronto’s Republic of Rathnelly,” National Post (Toronto), 7 July 2012.

Bateman, Chris. “The independent Toronto Republic of Rathnelly,” Spacing.ca, www.spacing.ca/Toronto/2016/01/29/the-republic-of-rathnelly. Accessed 7 June 2016.

Hasham, Alyshah. “How one neighbourhood declared itself a country,” Toronto Star, 7 July 2012.