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Derek Hayes’s Historical Atlas of Toronto wins the Heritage Toronto Award!

Derek Hayes’s Historical Atlas of Toronto wins the Heritage Toronto Award!

October 2009

Douglas & McIntyre is proud to announce that Derek Hayes’s book Historical Atlas of Toronto has won the 2009 Heritage Toronto Award in the book category. Heritage Toronto also awards prizes for Architectural Conservation and Craftsmanship, Media, and Community Heritage.

The Historical Atlas of Toronto, now available in paperback, uses a wealth of beautiful and revelatory maps to create a fascinating visual history of Toronto’s development. The Toronto Sun reviewed the book, saying:

“Hayes’ new book Historical Atlas of Toronto is a superb collection of rare maps, each of which was prepared to record, promote, define or illustrate an historical event or chapter in the city’s growth. There are early street maps, waterfront maps, early housing subdivision maps, transportation route maps and so on. In fact, it’s almost impossible to put into words the incredible selection Derek has amassed in his new book. You’ve got to see the book to believe it!”

Hayes has written twelve books for Douglas & McIntyre (9 of which are part of the Historical Atlas series) and is currently working on Historical Atlas of the North American Railroad (2010) and Historical Atlas of Washington & Oregon (2011).

Scott McIntyre, publisher of Douglas & McIntyre, recently sold World rights excluding Canada for Historical Atlas of the North American Railroad and World rights in its entirety for Historical Atlas of Washington and Oregon to Sheila Levine, associate director and publisher at the University of California Press.

To download the entire press release, click on the PDF below.

HA of Toronto_Heritage Toronto WINNER.pdf

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