Christina and Wendy talk about their respective Torontos. Then, Christina interviews CBC Metro Morning host Matt Galloway, and we find out about his Toronto, his favourite book of the year, and why he's so important to librarians.
What's your Toronto all about?
Christina and Wendy talk about their respective Torontos. Then, Christina interviews CBC Metro Morning host Matt Galloway, and we find out about his Toronto - and also what his favourite book is this year, and why he's so important to librarians.
Books, music and talks mentioned in this episode:
The Art of Inclusion by Matt Galloway - Walrus Talks
Books by Peter Carey
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Books by Langston Hughes
Brother by David Chariandy
I’ve Been Meaning To Tell You: a Letter to My Daughter by David Chariandy
Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
Books by Dionne Brand
How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
Sing Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
Boys: What It Means to Become a Man by Rachel Giese
Motherhood by Sheila Heti
Funny Boy by Shyam Selvadurai
uTOpia: Towards a New Toronto edited by Jason McBride and Alana Wilcox
Stroll: Psychogeographic Walking Tours of Toronto by Shawn Micallef
Frontier City: Toronto on the Verge of Greatness by Shawn Micallef
Fifteen Dogs by Andre Alexis
The Hidden Keys by Andre Alexis
Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez
Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam
What We All Long For by Dionne Brand
Love Enough by Dionne Brand
Consolation by Michael Redhill
‘Da Kink in My Hair by Trey Anthony
Kim’s Convenience by Ins Choi
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Toronto Comics by various contributors
Subdivided: City-Building in an Age of Hyper-Diversity edited by John Lorinc and Jay Pitter
Towerkind by Kat Verhoeven
The Ward: the Life and Loss of Toronto’s First Immigrant Neighbourhood edited by John Lorinc, Michael McClelland, Ellen Scheinberg, Tatum Taylor
And, of course, browse the Local History section online, or at your local branch!
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