Professor Armstrong and Dundurn Press are to be congratulated on this important collection.
Kingston Whig Standard
Readers of Ontario History will welcome this anthology, as Dundurn press continues its special mission of publishing our province's past. An impressive assortment of Armstrong articles of enduring value are preserved here in permanent form.
From his countless hours in the archives, Armstrong unearths many worthwhile stories, one of the most interesting being that of the mysterious Andrew Mercer ... His is just one of the fascinating stories in a valuable book from ... Dundurn Press.
The University of Toronto Bookstore Review
Every section of this well-researched book makes solid contributions to our knowledge of Toronto's history.
Armstrong bolsters his opinions with considerable evidence presented in a straightforward and readable manner without sacrificing academic integrity, a feat that commends this collection of 15 essays to a wide audience.
Globe and Mail
...is of a value as it gathers together much material which would otherwise not easily see the light of day.
British Journal of Canadian Studies