City Limits / Laurence Hyde / National Film Board of Canada / 1971

City Limits / Laurence Hyde / National Film Board of Canada / 1971


Footnotes

The Jacobs family fled to Toronto in June of 1968, out of fear of Vietnam and the draft, and settled in Canada, where Jacobs became a citizen and remained for the rest of her life. Toronto was a city without an urban crisis, or, rather, its urban crisis was not slums or crime but a grimness and grayness that, in the forties and fifties, threatened to turn the entire city into a Presbyterian chapel. The gloom lifted, and a new, cosmopolitan Toronto emerged, concurrent with Jacobs’s much welcomed residence. Toronto’s reforming mayor David Crombie took her on as a city ornament. ➡︎


Sources

◼︎ Jane Jacobs's Street Smarts / Adam Gopnik / The New Yorker / 2016


Village Sunday / Stewart Wilensky / 1961

Village Sunday / Stewart Wilensky / 1961

Redesigning Christmas / Torill Kove / 2014

Redesigning Christmas / Torill Kove / 2014