Adam Bunch is the creator of The Toronto Dreams Project, and has written about the history of the city for Spacing Magazine, Torontoist and the Huffington Post. In 2012, he earned an honourable mention for a Governor GeneralÂ’s History Award. Adam lives in Toronto.
The Toronto Book of the Dead
Exploring Torontoâ€™s history through the stories of its most fascinating and shadowy deaths.
If these streets could talkâ€¦
With morbid tales of war and plague, duels and executions, suicides and sĂ©ances, Torontoâ€™s past is filled with stories whose endings were anything but peaceful. The Toronto Book of the Dead delves into these: From ancient First Nations burial mounds to the grisly murder of Torontoâ€™s first lighthouse keeper; from the rise and fall of the cityâ€™s greatest Victorian baseball star to the final days of the worldâ€™s most notorious anarchist.
Toronto has witnessed countless lives lived and lost as it grew from a muddy little frontier town into a booming metropolis of concrete and glass. The Toronto Book of the Dead tells the tale of the ever-changing city through the lives and deaths of those who made it their final resting place.