This revised and enlarged edition of the popular and acclaimed A Picture History of Ontario presents the life and times of Ontario from the arrival of the first Loyalists in Upper Canada right down to the present. The book includes some four hundred illustrations – first-hand visual images portraying not only the public events, military and political, but the everyday life of the ordinary people at work and play.


The style is spritely.

Highly readable.

Delightfully readable and informative.

A highly successful book ... a substantial contribution to regional historical literature.

Thought-provoking opinions and judgements.

A remarkable vitality.

A most interesting gift.

A lively, poignant and informative record of Ontario's history.

About the Authors

Roger Hall

Posted by Kendra on October 30, 2014

Roger Hall

Roger Hall is professor emeritus of history at Western University and senior fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto. He has been editor of Ontario History and co-editor of The Canadian Review of American Studies. His publications include A Century to Celebrate and The Rising Country. He lives in Toronto.

Gordon Dodds

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014
Gordon Dodds photo

Gordon Dodds

Gordon Dodds is Associate Provincial Archivist of Manitoba with responsibility for the records of the provincial government. He worked in the government records program at the Archives of Ontario and in the British records acquisition section at the National Archives of Canada before moving his family to Winnipeg in 1981. He is co-author of Canada: A History in Photographs.