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Seeking information: Wartime and postwar housing at Small Arms Ltd. in Lakeview and elsewhere

Please note that subsequent posts include: Where will the people go: Toronto’s Emergency Housing Program and the Limits of Canadian Social Housing Policy, 1944-1957 Ted Long shares photos from the Long Branch army camp in the 1950s; with comments from Ted Long & Garry Burke Life at the Long Branch Army Camp, long, long ago! […]

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Jeanette Walton nee McDonald during the early fifties attended the postwar SHEP School

An earlier post is entitled: I’m really pleased that site visitors continue to add details about the Long Branch Army Camp The acronym SHEP has been variously identified as Soldiers Housing Emergency Project and as Soldiers Housing Emergency Premises. Whatever the exact wording, I find it of much interest to be learning additional details about […]

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Christina Myers, age 87, asks: Were the Wartime Housing residences in Ville St. Laurent (Quebec) ready to move in, in 1942?

We have in recent years had some great discussions (and photo-sharing) about emergency postwar housing in Canada at a number of posts, including at one entitled: Ville St-Laurent, Quebec: Wartime housing and architectural change, 1942-92: Article by Annmarie Adams & Pieter Sijpkes (1994) I am pleased to share with you the following message from Christina Myers, […]

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Toronto’s 1950s emergency housing: An informative, comprehensive overview by Kevin Brushett (2007)

Where will the people go? At a previous post, I’ve shared a PDF link for a paper entitled: “Where will the people go: Toronto’s Emergency Housing Program and the Limits of Canadian Social Housing Policy, 1944-1957 (2007).” This is a valuable paper. I’ve learned a tremendous amount from its overview of the history of Toronto-area postwar […]

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History of Canadian housing: Keeping to the Marketplace (1993); Unplanned Suburbs (1996); Emergence of Social Security (1997); Social Policy & Practice (2006)

A previous post is entitled Where will the people go: Toronto’s Emergency Housing Program and the Limits of Canadian Social Housing Policy, 1944-1957. Many perspectives – such as ones based on history, political economy, and economics, or a combination of them – are available with regard to housing. Among these perspectives, original, first-hand accounts from people who’ve actually […]

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Where will the people go: Toronto’s Emergency Housing Program and the Limits of Canadian Social Housing Policy, 1944-1957

A subsequent post is entitled: Toronto’s 1950s emergency housing: An informative, comprehensive overview by Kevin Brushett (2007) A previous post is entitled: Seeking information: Wartime and postwar housing at Small Arms Ltd. in Lakeview and elsewhere I have recently learned of a March 1, 2007 paper, in the Journal of Urban History, entitled “Where will […]

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The Housing Bomb (2013)

When I first came across The Housing Bomb: Why Our Addiction to Houses Is Destroying the Environment and Threatening Our Society (2013), I thought the title may be a marketing ploy to attract readers. My assumption was not valid, as I learned when I began to read the book. The concept of the housing bomb […]