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Published by Copp Clark Pitman in Toronto, Ont .
Written in English


  • Cities and towns -- Canada -- History,
  • Urbanization -- Canada -- History,
  • Sociology, Urban -- Canada

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Gilbert A. Stelter.
SeriesNew Canadian readings
ContributionsStelter, Gilbert Arthur, 1933-
LC ClassificationsHT"127"C52"1990
The Physical Object
Pagination275 p. :
Number of Pages275
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20019383M
ISBN 100773047646

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