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Imagining Toronto (Mansfield Press, fall 2010) is available at most bookstores and online through Mansfield Press, Amazon or Chapters.

Imagining Toronto was shortlisted for the 2010 Gabrielle Roy Prize in Canadian literary criticism and won the Award of Merit, the highest honour given to a book at the 2011 Heritage Toronto Awards.

Upcoming Events

25-26 February 2012: "Going Native: Reclaiming Aboriginal Identity in Toronto Literature," “Landscapes of Difference, Espaces de Difference, Raume der Differenz” conference (Session: The Politcs of Place: Urban Sites of Contestation), Canadian Studies Association in German-speaking countries (GKS). Grainau, Germany.

Thursday 15 March 2012: Guest lecture, "The Imagined City," ARC 120, Contemporary Architecture. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, University of Toronto; Isabel Bader Theatre, 9:45-11:00 am.

Wednesday 4 April 2012: "Representing Toronto: Mapping the Role of the Artist in the Contemporary City. Panel discussion. Presented by Koffler Gallery in partnership with Diaspora Dialogues. 80 Spadina Ave., Suite 503; 7:00 pm.

Sunday 22 April 2012: Reading from Acts of Salvage at the Draft Reading Series. Details TBA.

Thursday 3 May 2012: "Literary Bodies." Panel discussion as part of Bodies in the City, a symposium of the Jackman Humanities Institute at the University of Toronto.

Thursday 17 May 2012: "Imagining Toronto the Wild" at the Toronto Botanical Garden. Inaugural lecture of the TBG's new HortiCULTURE salon series.

Recent Events

Tuesday 18 October 2011, 7:00-8:30 pm: Will the Real Cabbagetown Please Stand Up?: Regent Park, St. Jamestown and Cabbagetown in the Literary Imagination. Parliament Branch (269 Gerrard St. E.)

Saturday 1 October 2011, 2:00-3:30 pm: The Masseys and the Masses: Social and Spatial Ascendency in Rosedale and Forest Hill. Forest Hill Branch (700 Eglinton Ave. W.)

Tuesday 27 September 2011, 7:00-8:30 pm: From Streetcar Suburb to Multicultural Community: Riverdale in the Literary Imagination. Riverdale Branch, Toronto Public Library (370 Broadview Ave.)

Click here for past events.

Literary Works

The following is an expanding and regularly updated electronic inventory of literary works engaging with Toronto. These works, consisting of novels, poetry collections, story anthologies, plays and memoirs, comprise the core of the Imagining Toronto Library.

The Imagining Toronto Library also includes an inventory of scholarly and popular works focusing on local history and culture, literature and place, cultural geography, city planning and urban design. If you are interested in a loosely curated collection of books organized by neighbourhood, cultural community, genre or social condition, please view the Literary Neighbourhoods page.

Many of the books listed here are available through the Toronto Public Library system and are also available at most university libraries. If you are interested in building your own library of Toronto literature, a good place to start is at a local, independent bookstore (see sidebar to the right for a list of Toronto booksellers). Older, out-of-print books may be found at local used bookstores (also listed in the sidebar), through online booksellers, or at used book sales.

If you would like to suggest additions or corrections, please contact Amy Lavender Harris at alharris [at] yorku [dot] ca.

Permission to make use of this bibliography, in whole or in part, for any purpose other than personal use or non-commercial  academic research, shall be obtained in advance in writing.


Abram, Alvin, 2002. The Unlikely Victims (A Gabe Garshowitz Mystery). Toronto: AMA Graphics.

Acorn, Milton, 1977. Jackpine Sonnets. Toronto: Steel Rail Educational Publishing.

Adam, Graeme Mercer and Ethelwyn Wetherald, 1887. An Algonquin Maiden: A Romance of the Early Days of Upper Canada. Toronto: Williamson & Company. Electronically accessible here.

Akler, Howard, 2005. The City Man. Toronto: Coach House Books.

Ali, Ansara, 1992. The Sacred Adventures of a Taxi Driver. London, Ontario: Third Eye. (memoir and incantation; reads rather like a Toronto version of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Management)

Alikhan, Mir Raza, 1996. It’s Neither Black Nor White, Charlie Brown. Toronto: India Book Distributors, 1996. [fiction]

Alland, Sandra, 2004. Proof of a Tongue. Toronto: McGilligan Books.

Alland, Sandra, 2007. Blissful Times. Toronto: BookThug. [poetry]

Allen, Ralph, 1954. The Chartered Libertine. Toronto: Macmillan.

Allen, Sol, 1949. Toronto Doctor. Toronto: Rock Publishing.

Allen, Sol, 1965. The Gynecologist. Toronto: Rock Publishing.

Allison, Rosemary, illustrated by Charles Hilder, 1979. The Pillow. Toronto: James Lorimer & Co. [children’s story]

Amernic, Jerry, 2002. Gift of the Bambino. Toronto: Boheme.

Anderson, Debra, 2005. Code White. Toronto: McGilligan Press. [fiction]

Anderson, Doris, 1981. Rough Layout. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Anderson, Gordon Stewart, 2006. The Toronto You are Leaving. Toronto: Untroubled Heart.

Andre, Marion, 1990. Maria B. Oakville, ON: Mosaic Press.

Arima, Phlip, 1998. Damaged. Toronto: Insomniac. [poetry]

Arima, Philip, 2003. Broken Accidents. Toronto: Insomniac.

Armin, Janine and Nathaniel G. Moore, eds., 2008. Toronto Noir. New York: Akashic. [anthology]

Armstrong, Kelley, 2001. Bitten. Toronto: Random House of Canada. [urban fantasy / werewolf novel]

Armstrong, Kelley, 2006. Broken. Toronto: Random House of Canada. [urban fantasy / wherewolf novel]

Arnason, David, ed., 1976. Nineteenth Century Canadian Stories. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada. [The introductory essay is useful, although few if any of the stories are actually ‘set’ in Toronto.]

Aska, Warabe, 1984. Who Goes To The Park. Toronto: Tundra. [Children’s story, set in High Park]

Atwood, Margaret, 1969. The Edible Woman. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Atwood, Margaret, 1970. “Resurrection” and “A Bus Along St. Clair: December”, from The Journals of Susanna Moodie. Toronto: Oxford University Press.

Atwood, Margaret, 1976. Lady Oracle. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Atwood, Margaret, 1977. Dancing Girls & Other Stories. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Atwood, Margaret, 1979. Life Before Man. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Atwood, Margaret, 1988. Cat’s Eye. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Atwood, Margaret, 1993. The Robber Bride. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Atwood, Margaret, 1996. Alias Grace. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Atwood, Margaret, 1987 [1999]. “Freeforall” (short story). Published in Northern Suns: The New Anthology of Canadian Science Fiction, ed. David G. Hartwell and Glenn Grant, pp.17-24. New York: Tor.

Atwood, Margaret, 2000. The Blind Assassin. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Atwood, Margaret, 2007. The Door. Poems. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Aubert, Rosemary, 1977. Two Kinds of Honey. Ottawa: Oberon. [poetry]

Aubert, Rosemary, 1985. Firebrand. Toronto: Harlequin. [romance novel set in Toronto]

Aubert, Rosemary, 1997. Free Reign. Bridge Works / Berkeley. See also the other novels in Aubert’s Ellis Portal series: The Feast of Stephen (1999, Bridge Works / Beckley), The Ferryman Will Be There (2001, McArthur), Leave Me By Dying (2003, McArthur), and Red Mass (2006, McArthur).

Avison, Margaret, 1989. No Time. Hantsport, Nova Scotia: Lancelot Press. [poetry]

Avison, Margaret, 1997. Not Yet but Still. Hantsport, Nova Scotia: Lancelot Press. [poetry]

Avison, Margaret, 2002. Concrete and Wild Carrot. London, ON: Brick Books. [poetry]

Avison, Margaret, 2006. Momentary Dark. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. [poetry]

Aziz, Nurjehan, ed., 1994. Her Mother’s Ashes: Stories by South Asian Women in Canada and the United States. Toronto: Tsar Books.

Aziz, Nurjehan, ed., 1998. Her Mother’s Ashes: More Stories by South Asian Women in Canada and the United States. Toronto: Tsar Books.

Aziz, Nurjehan, ed., 2009. Her Mother’s Ashes 3: Stories by South Asian Women in Canada and the United States. Toronto: Tsar Books.


Babad, Jake, 2011. Hanlan’s Point. Self-published.

Babstock, Ken, 2011. Methodist Hatchet. Toronto: Anansi. [poetry]

Bailey, Don, 1979. The Sorry Papers. stories. Oberon.

Bailey, Don, 1981. Making Up. stories. Oberon. [especially worth reading is “Shared Accommodation”]

Baillie, Martha, 2009. The Incident Report. Toronto: Pedlar Press.

Baird, Alison, 1994. The Dragon’s Egg. Toronto: Scholastic. [children’s story]

Baker, Nancy, 1993. The Night Inside. Toronto: Viking. Later re-released as Kiss of the Vampire.

Bannerji, Himani, 1986. Doing Time. Toronto: Sister Vision Press. [poetry]

Bannerji, Himani, 1991. Coloured Pictures. Toronto: Sister Vision. [children’s story]

Barclay, Linwood, 2004. Bad Move. New York: Bantam.

Barclay, Linwood, 2005. Bad Guys. New York: Bantam.

Barclay, Linwood, 2007. Stone Rain. New York: Bantam.

Barr, Robert, [1907] 1973. The Measure of the Rule. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. [Set at the Toronto Normal School in 1870s Toronto.] Available electronically here.

Barron, Sid, [n.d. presumed 1972-ish]. Barron’s Toronto. Introduction by Pierre Berton. Toronto: Toronto Star Limited. [cartoons]

Barron, Sid, 1972. Barron Book. Introduction by Robert Fulford. Toronto: Toronto Star Limited. [cartoons]

Barron, Sid, 1985. The Best of Barron. Introduction by Gary Lautens. Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys. [cartoons]

Bartley, Jim, 1999. Stephen and Mr. Wilde. Winnipeg, Manitoba: Blizzard. [play about Oscar Wilde’s famous 1882 visit to Toronto ]

Barton, John and Billeh Nickerson, eds., 2007. Seminal: The Anthology of Canada’s Gay Male Poets. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press.

Bates, Judy Fong, 1997. China Dog and Other Tales from a Chinese Laundry. Toronto: Sister Vision Press.

Bates, Judy Fong, 2003. Midnight at the Dragon Cafe. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Battan, Jack, 1991. Blood Count. Toronto: Macmillan. (detective / mystery)

Battson, Jill, 1997. Hard Candy. Toronto: Insomniac.

Bauer, Walter, 1963. Fremd in Toronto: Erzahlungen und Prostucke. Hattingen (Ruhr): Hundt-Verlag, Hattingen. [A Stranger in Toronto]

Bear, Elizabeth, 2004. Hammered. New York: Spectra. [science fiction]

Bear, Elizabeth, 2005. Scardown. New York: Spectra. [science fiction]

Bear, Elizabeth, 2005. Worldwired. New York: Spectra. [science fiction]

Beasley, David, 1996. Hamilton Romance: A Hamilton – Toronto Nexus. Simcoe, ON: Davus Publishing.

Bedard, Michael, 1990. Redwork. Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys. [young adult]

Beecham, Carrie, 2012. The Modern World. Oberon. [stories; see especially “Toronto”]

Benjamin, Chris, 2010. Drive-By Saviour. Halifax; Winnipeg: Roseway / Fernwood. [fiction]

Bennett, Ethel Hume, 1922. Judy of York Hill. New York: Houghton Mifflin. [children’s story]

Benson, Nella J., 1982. The Lady’s Maid. Toronto: Bantam / Seal. [fiction; young adult; set partly in nineteenth century Toronto]

Berg, Moe, 2000. The Green Room. Toronto: Gutter Press.

Berry, Michelle, 2005. Blind Crescent. Toronto: Penguin Canada.

Berton, Pierre, 1959. Just Add Water and Stir. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. [essays]

Betts, Gregory, ed., 2003. After Exile: A Raymond Knister Poetry Reader. Toronto: Exile Editions.

Betts, Jim, 1991. The Cabbagetown Caped Crusaders. Toronto: Playwrights’ Guild of Canada.

Bezmozgis, David, 2004. Natasha and Other Stories. Toronto: Harper Collins Canada.

Bhaggiyadatta, Krisantha Sri, 1981. Domestic Bliss. Toronto: Is Five Press. [poetry]

Bhaggiyadatta, Krisantha Sri, 1993. The 52nd State of Amnesia. Toronto: TSAR. [poetry]

Bidini, Dave, 2006. The Best Game You Can Name. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. [memoir; hockey history]

Birney, Earle, 1955. Down the Long Table. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. [fiction]

Birney, Early, 1969. the Poems of Earle Birney. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. [poetry; see especially “anglosaxon street”]

Birney, Earle, 1975. Collected Poems of Earle Birney. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. [poetry; see especially “i think you are a whole city”]

Birrell, Heather, 2004. I Know You Are But What Am I? Toronto: Coach House. [stories]

Birrell, Heather, 2012. Mad Hope. Toronto: Coach House. [stories]

Bishop-Stall, Shaughnessy, 2004. Down to This: Squalor and splendor in a big-city shantytown. Toronto: Random House Canada.

Bishop-Stall, Shaughnessy, 2010. Ghosted. Toronto: Random House of Canada.

bissett, bill, 1983. Seagull on Yonge Street. Vancouver: Talonbooks. [poetry]

Bissoondath, Neil, 1985. Digging Up the Mountain. Stories. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada.

Bissoondath, Neil, 1988. A Casual Brutality. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada.

Bissoondath, Neil, 1990. On the Eve of Uncertain Tomorrows. Stories. Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys.

Bissoondath, Neil, 2002. The Innocence of Age. Toronto: Knopf.

Bissoondath, Neil, 2009. The Soul of All Great Designs. Toronto: Cormorant.

Black, Ayanna, ed., 1992. Voices: Canadian Writers of African Descent. Toronto: HarperCollins.

Black, Ayanna, ed., 1994. Fiery Spirits: Canadian Writers of African Descent. Toronto: Harper Collins.

Blackwood, Clara, 2007. Subway Medusa. Toronto: Guernica.

Blake, Yashin, 2001. Titanium Punch. Toronto: ECW Press.

Blechta, Rick, 2001. Shooting Straight in the Dark. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. [fiction]

Blechta, Rick, 2006. When Hell Freezes Over. Napoleon / RendexVous. [crime fiction]

Blechta, Rick, 2008. A Case of You. Toronto: Napoleon / RendezVous. [fiction]

Bloom, Ronna, 1996. Fear of the Ride. Ottawa: Carleton University Press. [poetry]

Bloom, Ronna, 2000. Personal Effects. Toronto: Pedlar Press. [poetry]

Bloom, Ronna, 2004. Public Works. Toronto: Pedlar Press. [poetry]

Bloom, Ronna, 2009. Permiso. Toronto: Pedlar Press. [poetry]

Bobet, Leah, 2004. “Midnights on the Bloor Viaduct.” On Spec, Summer.

Bock, Dennis, 1998. Olympia. Toronto: Doubleday Canada. [short fiction]

Booker, Julie, 2011. Up Up Up. Toronto: Anansi. [stories]

Bourne, Lesley-Anne, 1998. The Bubble Star. Erin, Ontario: Porcupine’s Quill.

Boissonneau, Alice, 1976. Eileen McCullough. Toronto: Simon & Pierre. [fiction]

Boissonneau, Alice, 1991. There Will Be Gardens. Toronto: Exile Editions.

Borkowski, Andrew J., 2011. Copernicus Avenue. Toronto: Cormorant. [stories]

Boswell, Joan, 2007. Cut To The Quick. Toronto: RendezVous Crime. [Cut Off His Tale, the first novel in the series, is set in Ottawa.]

Boswell, Joan, 2009. Cut To The Chase. Toronto: RendezVous Crime.

Bouraoui, Hedi, [trans. Elizabeth Sabiston] 2008. Thus Speaks the CN Tower. Toronto: CMC Editions. Originally published in French as Ainsi Parle La Tour CN (1999).

Bow, James, 2008. The Young City. Toronto: Dundurn. [young adult]

Bowering, George, 1971. The Story So Far. Toronto: Coach House [Anthology]

Boyden, Joseph, 1997 [reissued 2003]. Born With a Tooth. Toronto: Cormorant. [stories; see especially the second section, “South: Ruin,” which references Toronto.]

Boyden, Joseph, 2008. Through Black Spruce. Toronto: Penguin. [fiction]

Bradshaw, Mel, 2004. Death in the Age of Steam. Toronto: Rendezvous Press. [mystery set in 1850s Toronto]

Bradshaw, Mel, 2005. Quarrel with the Foe. Toronto: Rendezvous Crime. [mystery set in 1920s Toronto]

Bradshaw, Mel, 2008. Victim Impact. Toronto: Rendezvous Crime. [mystery set in contemporary Toronto]

Brady, Liz, 2001. Bad Date. Toronto: Second Story Press. [A Jane Yeats Mystery]

Brady, Liz, 2004. See Jane Run. Toronto: Second Story Press. [A Jane Yeats Mystery]

Bramer, Shannon, 2005. The Refrigerator Memory. Toronto: Coach House. [vignettes and poetry]

Brand, Dionne, 1994. “Driving North, Driving Home”, “Bathurst”. In Bread out of Stone. Toronto: Vintage.

Brand, Dionne, 1996. In Another Place, Not Here. Toronto: Knopf.

Brand, Dionne, 1997. Land to Light On. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. [poetry]

Brand, Dionne, 2002. Thirsty. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. [poetry]

Brand, Dionne, 2005. What We All Long For. Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf.

Brandis, Marianne, 1990. The Sign of the Scales. Erin, Ontario: Porcupine’s Quill. (historical novel suitable for adult and young adult readers; see also The Tinderbox (Porcupine’s Quill, 1982 and The Quarter-pie Window (Porcupine’s Quill, 1985. Brandis has also written other historical novels set in nineteenth century York, including Fire Ship ; Porcupine’s Quill, 1982 and Rebellion (1996).)

Bridle, Augustus, 1924. Hansen: A Novel of Canadianization. Toronto: Macmillan.

Bruce, Harry, 1968. The Short, Happy Walks of Max MacPherson. Toronto: MacMillan of Canada.

Brunhuber, Kim Barry, 2003. Kameleon Man. Vancouver: Beach Holme. [a mixed race man models in Toronto; Brunhuber’s psoe style reminds me of Russell Smith; see below]

Bryden, Diana Fitzgerald, 2000. Learning Russian. Toronto: Mansfield Press.

Bryden, Diana Fitzgerald, 2004. Clinic Day. Poems. London, ON: Brick Books.

Bryden, Diana Fitzgerald, 2009. No Place Strange. Toronto: Key Porter. [fiction]

Bryson, Michael, 1999. Thirteen Shades of Black and White. Winnipeg, MB: Turnstone Press. [stories]

Bryson, Michael, 2000. Only a Lower Paradise and Other Stories. Boheme Press.

Bryson, Michael, 2006. Flight. Mercutio Press.

Bryson, Michael, 2009. The Lizard and Other Stories. Ottawa: Chaudiere Press. [stories]

Buckley, Kyle, 2008. The Laundromat Essay. Toronto: Coach House.

Buday, Grant, ed., 2000. Exact Fare Only: God, Bad & Ugly Rides on Public Transit. Vancouver: Anvil Press. [see contributions by Greg Betts, Marion Lydebrooke, Tony Burgess, Betsy Trumpener]

Budde, Rob, 2002. The Dying Poem. Toronto: Coach House.

Bullard, Margaret, 1951. Wedlock’s The Devil. London: Hamish Hamilton.

Burdick, Alice, 2002. Simple Master. Toronto: Pedlar Press. [poetry]

Burford Mason, Roger, 1992. The Beaver Picture & Other Stories. Toronto: Hounslow Press. [stories]

Burgess, Tony, 1998. Pontypool Changes Everything. Toronto: ECW Press.

Burstow, Bonnie, 2006. The House on Lippincott. Toronto: Inanna.

Bush, Catherine, 1993. Minus Time. Toronto: Harper Collins Canada. (revised 2000; Harper Perennial paperback)

Bush, Catherine, 2000. The Rules of Engagement. Farrar Straus Giroux. (paperback edition 2001, Harper Perennial)

Bush, Catherine, 2004. Claire’s Head. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. (revised 2005; Emblem Edition paperback)

Butler, Juan, 1970. Cabbagetown Diary: A Documentary. (a novel) Toronto: Peter Martin Associates Limited.

Butler, Juan, 1972. The Garbageman. Toronto: Peter Martin Associates. [fiction]

Butler, Juan, 1974. Canadian Healing Oil. Toronto: Peter Martin Associates. [fiction]


Cain, Stephen, 1997. Circa Diem. Ottawa: above/ground press. [poetry chapbook]

Cain, Stephen, 2002. Torontology. Toronto: ECW Press. [poetry]

Callaghan, Barry, 1978. The Hogg Poems and Drawings. Don Mills, Ontario: General Publishing.

Callaghan, Barry, 1982. The Black Queen Stories. Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys.

Callaghan, Barry, 1989. The Way the Angel Spreads Her Wings. Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys.

Callaghan, Barry, ed., 1995. This Ain’t No Healing Town: Toronto Stories. Toronto: Exile Editions.

Callaghan, Barry, 1998. Barrelhouse Kings. Memoir. Toronto: McArthur.

Callaghan, Morley, 1928. Strange Fugitive. New York: Scribners.

Callaghan, Morley, 1948. The Varsity Story. Toronto: Macmillan.

Callaghan, Morley, 1959. Morley Callaghan’s Stories. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada.

Callaghan, Morley, 1973. Strange Fugitive. Toronto: MacMillan of Canada. See also: It’s Never Over, They Shall Inherit the Earth, More Joy in Heaven, A Broken Journey, Such is My Beloved, and Close to the Sun Again. Callaghan also published several collections of short stories, many dealing with Toronto themes.

Callaghan, Morley, 1978. No Man’s Meat and The Enchanted Pimp. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada.

Callaghan, Morley, 1985. Our Lady of the Snows. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada.

Callaghan, Morley, 1985. The Lost and Found Stories of Morley Callaghan. Toronto: Exile / Lester and Orpen Denys; paperback edition published in 1986 by Totem Press.

Callaghan, Morley, 2008. A Literary Life: Reflections and Reminiscences, 1928-1990. Toronto: Exile Editions.

Capponi, Pat, 1992. Upstairs in the Crazy House. Toronto: Viking. (memoir of life as a psychiatric survivor; Capponi is a well-known advocate and writer).

Capponi, Pat, 1997. Dispatches from the Poverty Line. Toronto: Penguin.

Capponi, Pat, 2006. Last Stop Sunnyside. Toronto: Harper Collins Canada. [A Dana Leoni Mystery novel]

Capponi, Pat, 2008. The Corpse Will Keep. Toronto: Harper Collins. [A Dana Leoni Mystery novel]

Carey, Peter, 1995. The Big Bazoohley. New York: Faber & Faber. [children’s story]

Carpenter, J.D., 2001. The Devil in Me. (A Campbell Young Mystery). Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Carrara, Roseanne, 2007. A Newer Wilderness. Toronto: Insomniac Press. [poetry]

Carter, Timothy, 2009. The Demon Subway of North York. Toronto: Burning Effigy Press. [short story; chapbook]

Chambers, Chris, 1999. Lake Where No One Swims. Toronto: Pedlar Press. [poetry]

Chao, Lien and Jim Wong-Chu, eds., 2003. Strike the Wok: An Anthology of Contemporary Chinese Canadian Fiction. Toronto: Tsar Books.

Chao, Lien, 2008. The Chinese Knot and Other Stories. Toronto: Tsar Books.

Chariandy, David, 2007. Soucouyant. Vancouver: Anvil.

Charters, Michael, 1970. Victor Victim. Toronto: Anansi.

Chiocca, Olindo Romeo, 2005. College Street. Toronto: Guernica.

Christakos, Margaret, 2000. Charisma. Toronto: Pedlar Press.

Christakos, Margaret, 2005. Sooner. Toronto: Coach House. [poetry]

Christakos, Margaret, 2008. What Stirs. Toronto: Coach House. [poetry]

Clark, Greg, published from 1963 onward. Clark was a well-loved Toronto journalist and humorist who, in addition to writing thousands of feature articles as a reporter, also published short humorous essays, many about Toronto. His works include The Best of Gregory Clark (Ryerson, 1959), Greg’s Choice (Ryerson, 1961), Hi There (Ryerson, 1963), War Stories (Ryerson, 1964), May Your First Love Be Your Last (McClelland & Stewart, 1969), A Bar’l of Apples (Montreal Standard Publishing Company, 1971), Outdoors with Gregory Clark (McClelland & Stewart, 1971), The Bird of Promise (Infocor, 1973), Grandma Preferred Steak (Infocor, 1974), Fishing with Greg Clark (Optimum, 1975), Things That Go SQUEAK in the Night (Optimum, 1976). Clark died in Toronto in 1977.

Clark, Hilary, ed., 1996. Stories from Blood & Aphorisms, Volume Two. Toronto: Gutter Press. (see also Paleczny, Timothy, ed., 1993. Stories from Blood & Aphorisms. Toronto: Steel Rail / Gutter Press.)

Clark, Trevor, 1989. Born to Lose. Toronto: ECW.

Clarke, Austin, 1967. The Meeting Point. Vintage Canada. (the first book of Clarke’s Toronto Trilogy)

Clarke, Austin, 1971. When He Was Free and Young and He Used to Wear Silks. Stories. Toronto: Anansi.

Clarke, Austin, 1973. Storm of Fortune. Little, Brown & Company. (the second book of Clarke’s Toronto trilogy; released in 1998 as a Vintage Canada paperback)

Clarke, Austin, 1975. The Bigger Light. (the third book of Clarke’s Toronto trilogy)

Clarke, Austin, 1985. When Women Rule. Stories. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Clarke, Austin, 1986. Nine Men Who Laughed. Stories. Toronto: Penguin.

Clarke, Austin, 1992. In This City. Stories. Toronto: Exile Editions.

Clarke, Austin, 1994. There Are No Elders. Stories. Toronto: Exile Editions.

Clarke, Austin, 1997. The Origin of Waves. McClelland & Stewart.

Clarke, Austin, 1999. The Question. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart / Emblem Editions.

Clarke, Austin, 2003. Choosing his Coffin. The Best Stories of Austin Clarke. Toronto: Thomas Allen.

Clarke, Austin, 2008. More. Toronto: Thomas Allen.

Clarke, George Eliot, ed., 1997. Eyeing the North Star: Directions in African-Canadian Literature. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. [anthology]

Clifford, Wayne, 1965. Man in a Window. Toronto: Coach House. [poetry]

Cline, Beverley Fink, 1976. Louisa Clark’s Annual 1841 [also 1842 and 1843]: Life & Literature in British North America. [“Louisa Clark” is a fictional character created by the author to narrate nineteenth century events and people in Upper Canada.]

[Coach House], 1985. Tweny/20. Toronto: Coach House. [mainly complete catalogue of Coach House’s first 20 years]

Coburn, Judi, 1998. The Shacklands. Toronto: Sumach.

Cohen, Matt, 1969. Korsoniloff. Toronto: Anansi. [fiction]

Cohen, Matt, 1972. Columbus and the Fat Lady. Toronto: Anansi. [stories]

Cohen, Matt, 1986. Nadine. Toronto: Penguin. [fiction]

Cohen, Matt, 1993. The Bookseller. Toronto: Vintage Canada. [fiction]

Cole, Trevor, 2004. Norman Bray in the Performance of his Life. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Cohen, Matt, 1988 [writing under the pseudonym “Teddy Jam”; illustrated Eric Beddows, 2000]. Night Cars. Toronto: Groundwood Books / Anansi. [children’s book]

Cole, Trevor, 2006. The Fearsome Particles. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Coles, Don, 2004. Doctor Bloom’s Story. Toronto: Knopf Canada.

Colombo, John Robert, 1966. The Mackenzie Poems. Toronto: Swan. [found poems]

Colombo, John Robert, 1967. Abracadabra. Poems. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Colombo, John Robert, 1974. The Sad Truths. Toronto: Peter Martin Associates.

Colombo, John Robert, 1987. Off Earth. Willowdale, ON: Houndslow Press.

Colombo, John Robert, 2006. All the Poems of John Robert Colombo. 3 Volumes. Shelburne, ON: Battered Silicon Dispatch Box.

Cooper, Afua, illustrated Stephanie Martin, 1989. Red Caterpillar on College Street. Toronto: Sister Vision. [children’s story]

Cooper, Douglas, 1992. Amnesia. Toronto: Random House.

Cooper, Susan, 1993. The Boggart. Toronto: Aladdin. [Children’s story]

Corbeil, Carole, 1992. Voice-Over. Toronto: Stoddart.

Corbeil, Carole, 1997. In The Wings. Toronto: Stoddart.

Cornish, John, 1968. Sherbourne Street. Toronto: Clarke Irwin.

Couture, Dani, 2006. Good Meat. Toronto: Pedlar Press. [poetry]

Cowan, Jennifer, 2009. Earthgirl. Toronto: Groundwood. [young adult]

Crawford, Isabella Valancy, 1884. Old Spookses’ Pass, Malcolm’s Katie, and Other Poems. Self-published 1884; reprinted by Dodo Press.

Crichton, William, 1978. I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses. Markham, ON: Paperjacks. [fiction; thriller]

Cronyn, Hume, ed, 1991. Kiss Me You Mad Fool. Toronto: Parkdale Activity and Recreation Centre (PARC).

Crosbie, Lynn and Michael Holmes, 1995. Plush. Selected poems of Sky Gilbert, Courtnay McFarlane, Jeffery Conway, R.M Vaughan & David Trinidad. Toronto: Coach House.

Crosbie, Lynn, 1998. Queen Rat: New and Selected Poems. Toronto: House of Anansi. (see “Alphabet City” in particular)

Cullen, Sean, 2009. The Prince of Neither Here Nor There. Toronto: Penguin.

Czerneda, Julie E. and Genevieve Kierans, eds., 2006. Mythspring. From the Lyrics and Legends of Canada. Calgary, Alberta: Red Deer Press. [Stories based on Canadian myths; look for Roben Goodfellow’s “After November”, set in Toronto.]


D.A., Adebe, 2010. ex nihilo. Calgary, AB: Frontenac House.

D’Oyley, Enid, 1984. The Bridge of Dreams. Toronto: Williams-Wallace.

Dabydeen, Cyril, 1997. Discussing Columbus. Leeds, UK: Peepal Tree Press. [poetry]

Davidson, Frederic, n.d. Du Vieux Vin Dans Des Bouteilles Neuves. Paris: Libraire Baudiere.

Davies, Robertson, 1970. Fifth Business. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada.

Davies, Robertson, 1972. The Manticore. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada.

Davies, Robertson, 1975. World of Wonders. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada.

Davies, Robertson, 1981. The Rebel Angels. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada.

Davies, Robertson, 1985. What’s Bred in the Bone. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada.

Davies, Robertson, 1991. Murther & Walking Spirits. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Davies, Robertson, 1994. The Cunning Man. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Davis, Lauren B., 2002. The Stubborn Season. Toronto: Harper Perennial Canada.

De Sa, Anthony, 2008. Barnacle Love. Toronto: Doubleday Canada.

De Vasconcelos, Erika, 1997. My Darling Dead Ones. Toronto: Knopf.

Dearing, Sarah, 2001. Courage My Love. Toronto: Stoddart.

Deckha, Nitin, 2008. Shopping for Sabzi. Stories. Toronto: Tsar Books.

Degen, John, 2002. Killing Things. Toronto: Pedlar Press. [poetry]

Dempster, Barry, 1993. The Ascension of Jesse Rapture. Kingston: Quarry Press.

den Hartog, Kristen, 2002; 2005. The Perpetual Ending. San Francisco: MacAdam/Cage.

Denoon, Anne, 2002. Back Flip. Erin, Ontario: Porcupine’s Quill.

Degen, John, ed., 1996. Up and Down Bloor Street: Three Toronto Poets. Toronto: Ink Books. [poetry, featuring Peter McCallum, Alexandra Leggat and Chris Chambers]

Degen, John, 2006. The Uninvited Guest. Roberts Cree, B.C.: Nightwood Editions. [novel about hockey and eastern Europe, including Romania]

Dent, John Charles, 1888. The Gerrard Street Mystery and Other Weird Tales. Toronto: Rose Publishing Company. Available electronically here.

Deverell, William, 1995. Street Legal: The Betrayal. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. (Deverell is the creator of the CBC Street Legal series.)

Dewdney, Christopher, 1988. Radiant Inventory. Poems. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Dewdney, Christopher, 2000. Signal Fires. Poems. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Dewdney, Christopher, 2000. Demon Spawn. Toronto: Bookthug. Illustrated by Jesse Huisken.

Dewdney, Christopher, 2002. The Natural History. Poems. Toronto: ECW.

Dewdney, Selwyn [illustrated Olena Kassian], 1980. The Hungry Time. Toronto: Lorimer. [children’s story]

Dey, Claudia, 2002. The Gwendolyn Poems. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press. [play]

Dey, Claudia, 2008. Stunt. Toronto: Coach House.

Di Cicco, Pier Giorgio, 1977. “6 Months of the CN Tower” (poem) The Sad Facts. Vancouver: Fiddlehead.

Di Cicco, Pier Giorgio, [1979] 1990. The Tough Romance. Toronto: Guernica.

Di Cicco, Pier Giorgio, 2002. The Honeymoon Wilderness. Toronto: The Mansfield Press.

Di Cicco, Pier Giorgio, 2009. Names of Blessing. Toronto: Novalis.

Dickinson, Mary Lou, 2007. One Day it Happens. Stories. Toronto: Inanna.

Dickson, Barry, 1973. Home Safely Home. Toronto: Anansi.

Digiovanni, Caroline Morgan, 2005. Italian Canadian Voices: A Literary Anthology, 1946-2005. New York: Mosaic Press.

Dimaline, Cherie, 2007. Red Rooms. Penticton, B.C.: Theytus Books.

Di Michele, Mary, 1978. Tree of August. Toronto: Three Trees Press. [poetry; see especially “Dermestis Vulpinus” and “Scarborough Bluffs”]

D’iorio, Chris, 2011. Without Blue. Toronto: Quattro Books. [poetry]

Dixon, Nicole, 2012. High-Water Mark. Erin, ON: Porcupine’s Quill. [stories; see especially “Saudade”]

Dixon, Sean, 2011. The Many Revenges of Kip Flynn. Toronto: Coach House.

Doctor, Farzana, 2007. Stealing Nasreen. Toronto: Inanna.

Doctor, Farzana, 2011. Six Metres of Pavement. Toronto: Dundurn.

Doctorow, Cory, 2005. Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town. New York: Tor. (also available on-line at Doctorow’s work frequently mentions or is set partly in Toronto and environs. See also Overclocked (stories, 2006), Eastern Standard Tribe (2004), A Place So Foreign and Eight More (stories, 2003), and Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (2003). Cory Doctorow’s website: , where all of these works may be read and downloaded.

Dodic, N.J., 1993. All the Way to Aceldama. Stories. Toronto: Exile.

Dodic, N.J., 1994. The Madness of History. Toronto: Exile.

Donnell, David, 1980. Dangerous Crossings. Windsor, ON: Black Moss Press.

Donnell, David, 1989. Water Street Days. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. [poetry]

Donnell, David, 2004. Sometimes a Great Notion. Poems. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Donnell, David, 2010. Watermelon Kindness. Toronto: ECW. [poetry]

Donovan, Paul, 1992. Paint Cans. Vancouver: New Star. [see also film of the same title based on Donovan’s novel.]

Downie, Glen, 2007. Loyalty Management. Hamilton: Wolsak and Wynn.

Drache, Sharon Abron, 1993. The Golden Ghetto. Toronto: William-Wallace. [stories; set in Forest Hill]

Dryden, Ken, 1993. The Moved and the Shaken. Toronto: Viking Canada.

Duncan, Jennifer, 1999. Sanctuary & Other Stories. Montreal: Livres DC Books.

Dunford, Warren, 2005. The Scene Stealer. Toronto: Cormorant.

Dunford, Warren, 2001. Making a Killing. Toronto: Penguin (reissued 2005 by Cormorant).

Dunford, Warren, 1998. Soon to be a Major Motion Picture. Toronto: Riverbank Press (reissued 2005 by Cormorant).

Dunlop, Rishma, 2005. Metropolis. Poems. Toronto: Mansfield Press.

Dunlop, Rishma, 2011. Lover Through Departure: New and Selected Poems. Toronto: Mansfield Press. [poetry]

Dunnion, Kristyn, 2011. The Dirt Chronicles. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press.

Durie, Anna, 1933. John Dangerfield’s Strange Reappearance. Toronto: Best.

Duval, Paul, 2000. Berryman Street Boy: Growing Up in Yorkville. Whitby, ON: Von Lotz.

Dyer, Bernadette Gabay, 2007. Abductors. Rain Publishing. [Young adult novel]

Dynowski, Anna, 2007. For Better, For Worse, Forever. Wings ePress. [romance]


Eddie, David, 1996. Chump Change. Toronto: Random House of Canada.

Edmondson, Jill, 2009. Blood and Groom. Toronto: Dundurn. [a Sasha Jackson mystery]

Edmondson, forthcoming 2010. Dead Light District. Toronto: Dundurn. [a Sasha Jackson mystery]

Ellis, Deborah, 1999. Looking for X. Toronto: Anansi. [young adult]

Engel, Howard, 1986. A City Called July. New York: Viking. [fiction]

Engel, Howard, 1991. The Whole Megillah. Toronto: Book City / Bookmasters.

Engel, Howard and Eric Wright, 2001. My Brother’s Keeper. Toronto: Book City / Bookmasters Limited.

Engel, Howard, 2005. Memory Book. Toronto: Penguin.

Engel, Marian, 1970. The Honeyman Festival. Toronto: Anansi.

Engel, Marian, 1981. Lunatic Villas. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Engel, Marian, 1990 (originally published 1968). Sarah Bastard’s Notebook. Toronto: Insomniac.

Espinet, Ramabai, 1992. The Princess of Spadina. A Tale of Toronto. Toronto: Sister Vision Press. [Children’s story about Toronto, Spadina, and Kensington Market. Richly illustrated by Veronica Sullivan.]

Espinet, Ramabai, 2003. The Swinging Bridge. Toronto: Harper Collins.

Evanova, Katarina, 1994. Stage-Lights. Oakville, ON: Mosaic.


Faessler, Shirley, 1979. Everything in the Window. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Faessler, Shirley, 1988. A Basket of Apples and other Stories. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Fagan, Cary, 1990. History Lessons. Toronto: Hounslow.

Fagan, Cary and Robert MacDonald, eds., 1990. Streets of Attitude: Toronto Stories. Toronto: Yonge & Bloor Publishing.

Fagan, Cary, 1994. The Animals’ Waltz. Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys. [fiction]

Fagan, Cary, 1997. Sleeping Weather. Erin, Ontario: Porcupine’s Quill

Fagan, Carey, 2000. The Market Wedding. Toronto: Tundra Books. [Children’s story set in Kensington Market.]

Fagan, Carey, 2009. Valentine’s Fall. Toronto: Cormorant. [fiction]

Fawcett, Brian, 1989. “My Career With the Leafs.” In The Rocket, The Flower, The Hammer, And Me, ed. Doug Beardsley, 1989): Brian Fawcett’s “My Career With the Leafs.” Vancouver, BC: Polestar / Raincoast. Book reissued as Our Game in 1998.

Fetherling, Doug, 1968. the united states of heaven/ gwendolyn papers/ that chainletter hiway. Toronto: Anansi.

Fetherling, Douglas, 2000. Travels by Night: A Memoir of the Sixties. Toronto: McArthur & Company.

Fetherling, Douglas, 2002. Way Down Deep in the Belly of the Beast: A Memoir of the Seventies. Toronto: Key Porter.

Fetherling, George, 2005. Tales of Two Cities. Vancouver: Subway Books.

Fielding, Joy, 2003. Lost. Simon & Schuster / Atria. (mystery novel; intersects with Toronto International Film Festival)

Fielding, Joy, 2005. Puppet. Simon & Schuster / Atria [mystery novel]

Findley, Timothy, 1977. The Wars. Toronto: Clarke, Irwin.

Findley, Timothy, 1993. Headhunter. Toronto: Harper Collins Canada.

Findley, Timothy, 1995. The Piano Man’s Daughter. Toronto: Harper Collins Canada.

Fiorentino, Jon Paul, 2006. The Theory of the Loser Class. Toronto: Coach House. [poetry]

Fiorito, Joe, 2006. Union Station: Love, Madness, Sex and Survival on the Streets of the New Toronto. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Fitch, Sheree, 1993. In This House Are Many Women. Fredericton, NB: Goose Lane Editions. [poetry]

Fitzgerald, Judith, 1975. Victory. Toronto: Coach House. [poetry]

Fitzgerald, Judith, 1977. Lacerating Heartwood. Toronto: Coach House Press. [poetry]

Fitzgerald, Judith, 1992. Ultimate Midnight. Windsor, ON: Black Moss Press. [poetry]

Fitzgerald, Judith, 1993. Walkin’ Wounded. Windsor, ON: Black Moss Press. [poetry]

Fitzgerald, Judith, 1997. Habit of Blues. Toronto: Mercury Press.

Flanagan, Robert, 1970. Body. Toronto: Anansi.

Fleming, Anne, 1998. Pool Hopping and Other Stories. Vancouver: Polestar. [Several stories in this collection are set in Toronto]

Fleming, Anne, 2005. Anomaly. Vancouver: Raincoast.

Flood, Cynthia, 1987. The Animals in their Elements. Stories. Vancouver: Talonbooks.

Foran, Charles, 1994. Kitchen Music. Toronto: Cormorant.

Foran, Charles, 1998. The Story of My Life (So Far). Toronto: Harper Collins. [A fictionalized memoir of childhood in Toronto]

Foster, Cecil, 1995. Sleep On, Beloved. Toronto: Random House. [fiction]

Foster, Marion, 1991. Legal Tender. Firebrand Books.

Franke, Wolfgang E., 1983. Goldenrod. Toronto: Trans-Canada Press. [young adult]

Fraser, W.A., 1927. Delilah Plays the Ponies. Toronto: Musson Book Company.

Fraser, Sylvia, 1975. The Candy Factory. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Fraser, Sylvia, 1978. A Casual Affair. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Friedman, Elyse, 2007. Long Story Short. Toronto: Anansi.

Freedman, Zelda, 2005. Rosie’s Dream Cape. Ronsdale Press. [Children’s story; deals with working conditions in the Toronto garment industry, circa 1921.]


Gabrielle, Lisa, 2002. Tempting Faith Di Napoli. Toronto: Doubleday. [young adult]

Galt, George, 1997. Scribes & Scoundrels. Toronto: ECW Press.

Galt, John, 1831 [reissued 1971]. Bogle Corbet. McClelland & Stewart / New Canadian Library. [Strictly speaking, Bogle Corbet is not a Toronto novel, but at least two chapters — XI and XII — are set in 1830s-era Toronto.]

Ganeshananthan, V.V., 2008. Love Marriage. New York: Random House.

Gardiner, Scott, 2000. The Dominion of Wyley McFadden. Toronto: Random House Canada.

Gardiner,Scott, 2007. King John of Canada. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Garner, Hugh, [first published in abridged form in 1950 by White Circle] 1968. Cabbagetown. Toronto: Ryerson Press. Note that the two versions differ significantly and are both worth reading.

Garner, Hugh [under the pseudonym Jarvis Warwick], 1950. Waste No Tears. News Stand / Export Publishing.

Garner, Hugh, 1951. Present Reckoning. Toronto: Collins / White Circle.

Garner, Hugh, 1962. The Silence on the Shore. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Garner, Hugh,1970. A Nice Place to Visit. Toronto: Ryerson.

Garner, Hugh, 1970. The Sin Sniper. Toronto: Simon and Schuster / Pocket Books.

Garner, Hugh, 1975. Death in Don Mills. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson.

Garner, Hugh, 1976. The Intruders. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson. (A follow-up, in some ways, to Cabbagetown.)

Garner, Hugh, [1978] 1979. Murder Has Your Number. Toronto: Seal. (A sequel to Death in Don Mills; an Inspector McDumont Mystery)

Garnet, Eldon, 2007. Lost Between the Edges. Semiotext(e) / MIT Press.

Gerber, Joanne, 1997. In The Misleading Absence of Light. Coteau Books.

Gibb, Camilla, 1999. Mouthing the Words. Toronto: Pedlar Press.

Gibson, Brian, 2004. Bleeding Daylight. Thornhill, Ontario: Oubliette Press. [York University is featured prominently in this novel.]

Gibson, Graeme, 1971. Communion. Toronto: Anansi.

Gibson, Graeme, 1993. Gentleman Death. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Gibson, Margaret (Margaret Gibson Gilboord), 1976. The Butterfly Ward. Toronto: Oberon.

Gibson, Margaret, 1978. Considering Her Condition. Stories. Toronto: Gage.

Gibson, Margaret, 1997. Opium Dreams. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Gibson, Shirley, 1973. I am Watching. Poems. Toronto: Anansi.

Gilbert, Sky, 1998. Guilty. Toronto: Insomniac Press.

Gilbert, Sky, 2000. Ejaculations from the Charm Factory. Toronto: ECW. [memoir]

Gildiner, Catherine, 2005. Seduction. Toronto: Vintage Canada.

Giles, Paulette, [1986] 2003. Sitting in the Club Car Drinking Rum and Karma-Kola. Vancouver: Polestar / Raincoast.

Gill, Rupinder, 2011. On the Outside Looking Indian: How My Second Childhood Changed My Life. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. [memoir]

Gilmour, David, 1991. How Boys See Girls. Toronto: Random House Canada.

Gilmour, David, 1993. An Affair with the Moon. Toronto: Random House of Canada.

Gilmour, David, 2001. Sparrow Nights. Toronto: Random House of Canada.

Gilmour, David, 2005. A Perfect Night to go to China. Toronto: Thomas Allen.

Glickman, Susan, 1983. Complicity. Montreal: Signal Editions / Vehicule Press. [poetry]

Goh, Maggie and Craig Stephenson, eds., 1989. Between Worlds: A Collection of Writings on the Canadian Immigrant Experience. Oakville, ON: Rubicon.

Gordon, Alison, 1995. Striking Out. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. (detective / mystery). See also: Safe at Home (1991).

Gorrell, Gena, 1996. North Star to Freedom: The Story of the Underground Railway. Toronto: Stoddart. [children’s story]

Goulding, Dorothy Jane, illustrated Michael Martchenko, 1966. Margaret. Toronto: McGraw-Hill. [children’s story]

Govier, Katherine, 1982. Going Through the Motions. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Govier, Katherine, 1985. Fables of Brunswick Avenue: Stories. Toronto: HarperPerennial.

Govier, Katherine, 1994. The Immaculate Conception Photography Gallery (stories). Boston; Toronto: Little, Brown & Company.

Govier, Katherine, 2000. The Truth Teller. Toronto: Random House Canada.

Gowdy, Barbara, 1989. Fallen Angels. Toronto: Random House of Canada.

Gowdy, Barbara, 1995. Mister Sandman. Toronto: Somerville House. (paperback, 2001, Harper Collins).

Gowdy, Barbara, 2003. The Romantic. Toronto: Harper Collins.

Gowdy, Barbara, 2007. Helpless. Toronto: Harper Collins.

Grainger, James, 2004. The Long Slide. Stories. Toronto: ECW Press.

Granatstein, Morris, 2000. Toronto, My City (poems new & selected). Toronto: Tortoise Books / Printed by Coach House Press.

Green, Terence M., 1996. Shadow of Ashland. New York: Forge.

Green, Terence M., 1999. A Witness to Life. New York: Forge.

Green, Terence M., 1997. Blue Limbo. New York: Tor.

Green, Terence M., 1988. Barking Dogs. New York: St. Martin’s Press.

Greenwood, Barbara, 2007. Factory Girl. Toronto: Kids Can Press. [children’s book]

Grieveson, Brian, 1975. Losh. Toronto: Charasee Press. [fiction]

Griffiths, Linda, 2000. Alien Creature: A Visitation from Gwendolyn MacEwen. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press.

Grove, Frederick Philip, 1927. A Search For America. Ottawa: Graphic Press. [fiction]

Grube, John, 1966. Sunday Afternoon at the Toronto Art Gallery. Fredericton New Brunswick: Fiddlehead.

Grube, John, 1997. I’m Supposed to Be Crazy and Other Stories. Toronto: Dartington Press.

Grube, John, 2002. God, Sex & Poetry. Toronto: Dartington Press.

Gutteridge, Don, 2003. Turncoat. (A Mark Edwards Mystery). Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Gutteridge, Don, 2003. Solemn Vows: A Mark Edwards Mystery. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.


Hamilton, Lynn, 2005. The Magyar Venus. Berkeley / Prime Crime.

Harris, Amy Lavender, 2010. Imagining Toronto. Toronto: Mansfield Press. [literary non-fiction]

Harris, John Norman, 1963. The Weird World of Wes Beattie. Toronto: Macmillan. [An early Toronto-set detective novel.] Reissued in 2006 by Felony & Mayhem.

Harris, Sharon, 2006. Avatar. Poems. Toronto: Mercury Press.

Harvor, Elizabeth, 2000. Excessive Joy Injures the Heart. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Hartwell, David G. and Glenn Grant, eds., 1994. Northern Stars: The Anthology of Canadian Science Fiction. New York: Tor.

Hartwell, David. G. and Glenn Grant, eds., 1999. Northern Suns: The New Anthology of Canadian Science Fiction. New York: Tor. [Includes several stories set in Toronto, including Margaret Atwood’s “Freeforall”, Nalo Hopkinson’s “A Habit of Waste” and Cory Doctorow’s “Craphound”]

Hayes, John, 1951. Treason at York. Toronto: Copp Clark. [young adult; War of 1812]

Hayward, Steven, 2005. The Secret Mitzvah of Lucio Burke. Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf.

Head, Harold, ed., 1976. Canada In Us Now: The First Anthology of Black Poetry and Prose in Canada. Toronto: NC Press.

Heath, Simon (Director), with Aviva Armour-Ostroff, Melissa Good, Ryan Hollyman, Jamie Robinson, Birgitte Solem and Greg Thomas, 2006. The Rochdale Project. Toronto: Theatre Passe Muraille. [play]

Heffron, Dorris, 1971. A Nice Fire and Some Moonpennies. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada.

Heffron, Dorris, 1996. A Shark In The House. Toronto: Key Porter.

Heighton, Steven, 1995. On Earth as it Is. Toronto: Random House. [stories]

Heighton, Steven, 2000. The Shadow Boxer. Toronto: Knopf.

Helm, Michael, 2010. Cities of Refuge. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Helwig, David, 1969. The Streets of Summer. Oberon. [stories]

Helwig, David, 2004. Duet. Erin, ON: Porcupine’s Quill. [fiction]

Helwig, David, 2006. The Names of Things. Erin, ON: Porcupine’s Quill. [memoir]

Helwig, Maggie, 1989. Talking Prophet Blues. Poetry. Kingston, Ontario: Quarry Press.

Helwig, Maggie, 1993. Apocalypse Jazz. Ottawa: Oberon.

Helwig, Maggie, 1997. Gravity Lets You Down. Ottawa: Oberon.

Helwig, Maggie, 2002. One Building In The Earth. New and Selected Poems. Toronto: ECW.

Helwig, Maggie, 2002. Real Bodies. Ottawa: Oberon.

Helwig, Maggie, 2008. Girls Fall Down. Toronto: Coach House.

Helwig, Susan, 2001. Catch the Sweet. Toronto: Seraphim Editions.

Herapath, Theodora, 1974. Journey into Danger. Richmond Hill, ON: Scholastic. [young adult novel of historical Toronto and environs.]

Hill, Lawrence, 2001. Black Berry, Sweet Juice. Toronto: Harper Collins. [a memoir of growing up in Toronto’s Don Mills area]

Hill, Lawrence, 1997. Any Known Blood. Toronto: Harper Collins Canada.

Hines, Karen, 2004. The Pochsy Plays. Toronto: Coach House. [theatre]

Hlynsky, David, 1981. Salvage. Toronto: Coach House. [stories]

Holmes, Michael, 1992. got no flag at all. Toronto: ECW Press. [poetry]

Holmes, Michael, 1994. james, i wanted to ask you. Toronto: ECW Press. [poetry]

Holmes, Michael, 1998. 21 Hotels. Ottawa: above/ground press. [prose]

Holmes, Michael, 1998. Satellite Dishes From the Future Bakery. Toronto: Coach House. [poetry]

Holmes, Michael, 2000. Watermelon Row. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press. [fiction]

Holtz, Nairne, 2007. The Skin Beneath. Toronto: Insomniac. [fiction]

Holz, Cynthia, 1999. Semi Detached. Toronto: Patrick Crean / Key Porter. [fiction]

Holz, Cynthia, 2003. A Good Man. Toronto: Thomas Allen.

Hood, Hugh, 1973. The Governor’s Bridge is Closed. Essays. Oberon. [essays]

Hood, Hugh, 1975. The Swing in the Garden. Toronto: General Publishing. Hugh Hood’s “The New Age / Le Nouvelle Siecle” series consists of twelve novels tracing Ontario life through most of the twentieth century. Toronto appears recurringly in these novels, particularly in The Swing in the Garden (the first), Reservoir Ravine (the second) and Black and White Keys (the fourth). The full set: The Swing in the Garden (1975), A New Athens (1977), Reservoir Ravine (1979), Black and White Keys (1982), The Scenic Art (1984), The Motor Boys in Ottawa (1986), Tony’s Book (1988), Property & Value (1990), Be Sure to Close Your Eyes (1993), Dead Men’s Watches (1995), Great Realizations (1997), and Near Water (2000).

Hood, Hugh, 1987. Five New Facts About Giorgione. Windsor, Ontario: Black Moss Press. (Begins in Toronto; proceeds to Venice.)

Hood, Hugh, 1991. The Isolation Booth. The Collected Stories: III. Erin, ON: Porcupine’s Quill. [stories]

Hoolboom, Mike, 2008. The Steve Machine. Toronto: Coach House.

Hopkinson, Nalo, 1998. Brown Girl in the Ring. New York: Warner. [fiction]

Hopkinson, Nalo, 2001. Skin Folk. New York: Warner / Aspect. [stories]

Huff, Tanya, 1991. Blood Price. New York: Daw. Part of the Vicki Nelson detective series, which also includes Blood Trail (1992), Blood Lines (1992), Blood Pact (1993), and Blood Debt (1997).

Huff, Tanya, 2008. Blood Bank. New York: Daw. [Short stories connected with the Vicki Nelson series]

Hughes, Isabelle, 1947. Serpent’s Tooth. Toronto: Collins. [First book of the Telforth family saga, set in the Kingsway area of west Toronto. Made a stir in Toronto when first published.]

Hughes, Isabelle, 1949. Time in Ambush. Toronto: Collins. [second book of the Telforth family saga]

Hughes,Isabelle, 1952. Lorena Telforth. London: Peter Davies. [part of the Toronto-set Telforth family saga.]

Hughes, Isabelle, 1954. The Wise Brother. Toronto: Ryerson. [Book four, perhaps the last, of the Telforth family saga.]

Hume, Anne, 2008. Against All Disaster: The Story of Jess Lanchester. Victoria, BC: Trafford. [Young adult story about the Upper Canada rebellion in 1837.]

Humphreys, Helen, 1997. Leaving Earth. Toronto: HarperCollins. [fiction]

Hunter, Bernice Thurman, 1981. That Scatterbrain Booky. Toronto: Scholastic. [Children’s book set in Depression-era Toronto. First volume of the ‘Booky’ series. Highly recommended.]

Hunter, Bernice Thurman, 1983. With Love From Booky. Toronto: Scholastic. [Children’s book set in Depression-era Toronto. Second volume of the ‘Booky’ series.]

Hunter, Bernice Thurman, 1984. A Place for Margaret. Toronto: Scholastic. [First book of the ‘Margaret’ series, set partially in Toronto; latter books are set in the Shelburne area.]

Hunter, Bernice Thurman, 1985. As Ever, Booky. Toronto: Scholastic. [Children’s book set in Depression-era Toronto. Third volume of the ‘Booky’ series.]

Hunter, Bernice Thurman, 1992. The Firefighter. Toronto: Scholastic. [Young adult; set in 1950s-era Toronto.]

Hunter, Bernice Thurman, 1993. Hawk and Stretch. Toronto: Scholastic. [A follow-up, in some ways, to the ‘Booky’ series; the principal character in this novel is Booky’s younger brother, Billy. Set in WWII-era Toronto.]

Hunter, Bernice Thurman, 1995. Amy’s Promise. Toronto: Scholastic. [Young adult novel set mainly in 1920s-era Toronto.]

Hunter, Bernice Thurman, 1998. Janey’s Choice. Toronto: Scholastic. [Young adult novel set in Winnipeg and Toronto.]

Hunter, Bernice Thurman, 2005 [published posthumously]. The Girls They Left Behind. Fitzhenry & Whiteside. [Young adult novel set in WWII-era Toronto.]

Hunter, Martin, 2008. Young Hunting. Toronto: ECW. [memoir of Toronto in the 1940s and 1950s]

Hutcheon, Linda and Marion Richmond, eds., 1990. Other Solitudes: Canadian Multicultural Fictions. London; Toronto: Oxford University Press.


Ibbitson, John, 1993. The Night Hazel Came To Town. Don Mills: Maxwell Macmillan. [young adult]

Imagining Toronto / Seventeen Geographers, 2006. Urban TEXTures: Imaginative Renderings of Toronto. Toronto: Imagining Toronto. Chapbook. Features contributions from Aisha Ahmed, Liza Badaloo, Kris Bellissimo, Carmela Beninato, Alessandra Caschera, May Chew, Jessica DeSantis, Kelly Falcioni, Rob Halko, Laura Hatcher, Thersa Ip, Shakib Khan, Stephanie Nunes, Katherine Rudzik, Tyler Starzynski, Vangela Valle, and Alessandro Vescio. Details here. [poetry]

Ireland, Ann, 1985. A Certain Mr. Takahashi. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. [fiction]

Irie, Kevin, 1992. Burning the Dead. Toronto: Wolsak and Wynn. [poetry]

Irie, Kevin, 1996. The Colour of Eden. Owl’s Head Press. [poetry]

Irving, John, 1989. A Prayer for Own Meany. Toronto: Random House.

Irving, John, 1994. A Son of the Circus. Toronto: Knopf.

Irving, John, 2005. Until I Find You. New York: Random House.

Irwin, Grace, 1952. Least of all Saints. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. [fiction]

Irwin, Grace, 1954. Andrew Connington. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. Reprinted in 1995 by Emmanuel Church, Toronto. [fiction]

Irwin, Grace, 1959. In Little Place. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans Publishing Company. [fiction]

Ishawaran, Wobine, 2007. The Fly Away Kite: Centre Island Picnic. UK: Authorhouse. [children’s book]


Jackman, Mary, 2012. Spoiled Rotten. Toronto: Dundurn.

Jaffe, Ellen S., 2006. Feast of Lights. Toronto: Sumach. [young adult]

Jailall, Peter, 1997. Yet Another Home. Poems. Natural Heritage.

James, Janet Craig, 1988. My Name is Louis. Kaspuskasing, ON: Penumbra Press.

Jarmai, Andrea, 2004. Brother to Dragons, Companion to Clowns. Hamilton, ON: Seraphim Editions. [poetry]

Jarvis, Charlotte Beaumont, 1905. Leaves from Rosedale. Toronto: William Briggs. [poetry] Available electronically here.

Jarvis, Thomas Stinson, 1890. Geoffrey Hampstead. Toronto: National Publishing Company. Available electronically here.

Jenkins, Herbert, 1920. John Dene of Toronto. London: Herbert Jenkins Limited. [Set in London but an interesting representation of a fictional Torontonian’s character.]

Jennings, Maureen, 2006. Vices of My Blood. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. Book 6 of the Detective William Murdoch series, set in 1890s Toronto. See also: Night’s Child (no. 5, 2005), Let Loose the Dogs (no. 4, 2002), Poor Tom is Cold (no. 3, 2001), Under the Dragon’s Tail (no. 2, 1998), Except the Dying (no. 1, 2001).

Jessup, Heather, 2011. The Lightning Field. Kentville, NS: Gaspereau Press.

Jewinski, Hans, 1975. Poet Cop. Markham, ON: Simon & Schuster / Pocket Books. [poetry]

Jiles, Paulette, [1986] 2003. Sitting in the Club Car Drinking Rum and Karma Kola. Vancouver: Polestar / Raincoast.

Johnston, Wayne, 1994. Human Amusements. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. [fiction]

Jonas, George, 1970. The Happy Hungry Man. Toronto: Anansi. [poetry]

Jonas, George, 1973. Cities. Toronto: Anansi. [poetry]

Jonas, George, 1981. Final Decree. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada. [fiction]

Jones, Daniel, 1985. The Brave Never Write Poetry. Toronto: Coach House. [poetry]

Jones, Daniel, 1989. South of Queen Street. Toronto: Streetcar Editions. [poetry]

Jones, Daniel, 1992. Obessions. A Novel in Parts. Toronto: Mercury. [fiction]

Jones, Daniel, 1994. The People One Knows: Toronto Stories. Stratford, Ontario: Mercury Press. [stories]

Jones, Daniel, 1998. 1978. Toronto: Rush Hour Revisions. [fiction]

Joseph, Clifton, 1983. Metropolitan Blues. Toronto[?]: Domestic Bliss. [poetry]


Kacer, Kathy, 2003. Home Free. Toronto: Penguin. [children’s story; part of the ‘Our Canadian Girl’ series]

Kam, Winston Christopher, 2010. “Bachelor Man.” In RelAsianships, Volume 1, ed. Nina Lee Aquino. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press. [play]

Kaufman, Andrew, 2003. All My Friends are Superheroes. Toronto: Coach House. [fiction]

Keefer, Janice Kulyk, 1996. The Green Library. Toronto: HarperCollins.

Kelly, Kerry, 2008. The Year She Left. Toronto: Napoleon / Darkstar. [fiction]

Kelly, M.T., 1991. Breath Dances Between Them. Toronto: Stoddart. [stories]

Kennedy, Barry, 1998. The Hindmost. Toronto: Doubleday Canada. [fiction]

Kertes, Joseph, 1988. Winter Tulips. Toronto: Doubleday.

Kertes, Joseph, 1995. The Gift. Toronto: Groundwood. [children’s story]

Kertes, Joseph, 1997. The Red Corduroy Shirt. Toronto: Stoddart. [children’s story]

Kertz, Anna, 2010. The Gnome’s Eye. Toronto: Orca. [children’s story]

Kilbourn, William, 1976. The Toronto Book: An Anthology of Writings Past and Present. Toronto: Macmillan. [An anthology of literary and descriptive accounts of Toronto, intended as an assemblage of creative writing about the city.]

Kilodney, Crad, 1988. Excrement. Toronto: Charnel House. [stories / memoir]

Kilodney, Crad, 1988. Nice Stories for Canadians. Toronto: Charnel House. [See “No Chekhov at Yorkdale,” also anthologised in Girl on the Subway.]

Kilodney, Crad, 1991. Girl on the Subway and Other Stories. Windsor, ON: Black Moss Press. [stories] Girl on the Subway anthologises stories that appeared previously in literary journals or Kilodney’s self-published books, which he sold on the street from 1978 until 1995. Original copies of his books, published under the Charnel House imprint, are increasingly difficult to find.]

Kilodney, Crad, 1991. Putrid Scum. Toronto: Charnel House. [memoir]

Kilodney, Crad, 1992. Suburban Chicken Strangling Stories. Toronto: Charnel House.

Kirshner, Lauren, 2009. Where We Have to Go. Toronto: Emblem / McClelland & Stewart. [young adult to adult]

Klinck, Todd, 2007. Tacones. Vancouver: Anvil. [fiction]

Knezic, Nebojsa, 2001. People who Die Twice a Day. Toronto: Nebojsa Knezic / N.D.J. Books.

Kogawa, Joy, 1992. Itsuka. Toronto: Viking.

Korman, Gordon, 1990. Losing Joe’s Place. Toronto: Scholastic. [young adult]

Kosar, Richelle, 2003. A Streak of Luck. Toronto: Cormorant.

Kramer, Greg, 1995. The Pursemonger of Fugu. Toronto: The Riverbank Press.

Kramer, Greg, 1997. Couchwarmer. Toronto: The Riverbank Press.

Kramer, Greg, 1999. Hogtown Bonbons. Toronto: Riverbank Press.

Kreisel, Henry, 1948. The Rich Man. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Kreisel, Henry [edited by Shirley Neuman], 1985. Another Country: Writings by and about Henry Kreisel. Edmonton: NeWest Press.

Kropp, Paul, 1992. Ellen/Elena/Luna. Don Mills: Maxwell Macmillan Canada. [young adult]

Krueger, Lesley, 2003. The Corner Garden. Toronto: Penguin.

Kuitenbrouwer, Kathryn, 2011. “Yuri of the Park.” Riddlefence #8.

Kuitenbrouwer, Kathryn, 2011. “Our Children Would Not Kill Us.” Joyland.

Kwamdela, Odimumba, 1971; revised 1986. Niggers This is Canada. New York: Kibo Books.

Kwandela, Odimumba, 1981; 2009. Raining Ruins, Roses & Rockstones. 4th Edition. New York: Kibo Books.

Kwinta, Chava, 1974. I’m Still Living. Toronto: Simon & Pierre. [memoir, set in Poland.]


Labriola, Nic, 2009. Naming the Mannequins. London, ON: Insomniac Press. [poetry]

Lakoseljac, Bianca, 2010. Bridge in the Rain. Toronto: Guernica Editions.

Lam, Vincent, 2006. Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures. Toronto: Doubleday Canada.

Lambert, Shaene, 2002. The Falling Woman. Toronto: Vintage.

Lautens, Gary, 1964. Laughing with Lautens. Toronto: Ryerson Press. [Humour. Like Greg Clark, Lautens was a well-loved Toronto Star humourist and essayist.

Lautens, Gary, 1980. Take My Family … Please! Toronto: John Wiley & Sons. [humour]

Lautens, Gary, 1983. No Sex Please … We’re Married. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. [humour]

Lautens, Gary, 1984. How Pierre and I Saved the Civilized World. Toronto: Methuen. [humour]

Lautens, Gary, 1993. Peace, Mrs. Packard and the Meaning of Life. Toronto: Key Porter. [humour]

Lautens, Gary [ed. Jaqueline Lautens], 1995. The Best of Gary Lautens. Toronto: Key Porter Books. [humour]

Lawrence, W.H.C., 1889. The Storm of ’92:  A Grandfather’s Tale. Toronto: Sheppard Publishing Co. Available electronically here.

Layton, Irving, 1987. Final Reckoning. Poems: 1982-1986. Oakville, ON: Moasic Press.

Leclair, Didier, 2000. Toronto, je T’aime: Roman. Montreal: Vermillon. [fiction; French] See also Leclair’s Ce Pays Qui est le Mien.

Leddy, Mary Jo, 1990. Say To The Darkness, We Beg To Differ. Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys.

Lee, Dennis, 1974 (reissued1994). Civil Elegies. Toronto: Anansi.

Lee, Dennis, 1974; illustrations Frank Newfeld. Alligator Pie. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada.

Lee, Dennis, 1987. The Difficulty of Living on Other Planets. Toronto: Macmillan.

Lee, Dennis, 1996. Nightwatch: New & Selected Poems, 1968-1996. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. [poetry]

Lee, Dennis, 2001. The Cat and the Wizard. Toronto: Key Porter Books.

Lee, Stephen Andrew, 1997. Tales from Sanctuary, the Vampire Sex Bar. Toronto: Spitfire Books.

Leenders, Gordon J.H., 2003. May Not Appear Exactly as Shown. Toronto: ECW Press. [fiction]

Leenders, Gordon J. H., 2005. To Be Continued … Toronto: ECW.

Leonard, Elmore, 1989. Killshot. New York: William Morrow. [this thriller begins at Toronto’s Waverly Hotel]

Lepp, John, 1995. City People: Sights and Sounds. Toronto: Strangelove Publishing. [self-published chapbook of poems.]

Levine, Elise, 1995. Driving Men Mad. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Levitan, Jerry, 2009. I Met the Walrus. New York: Harper Collins.

Lewis, Jules, 2010. Waiting for Ricky Tantrum. Toronto: Dundurn.

Lewis, Wyndham, [1954] 1983. Self-Condemned. Santa Barbara, CA: Black Sparrow Press.

Lim, Thea, 2007. The Same Woman. Halifax; Montreal: Invisible Publishing.

Lingard, Joan, 1992. Between Two Worlds. London: Hamish Hamilton.

Litovitz, Malca and Elana Wolff, 2007. Slow Dancing: Creativity and Illness: Duologue and Rengas. Toronto: Guernica.

Little, Jean, illustrated Joan Sundin, 1972. From Anna. Toronto: Fitzhenry & Whiteside. [children’s story]

Lindgren, April, 2008. Headline Murder. Toronto: Second Story Press. [crime fiction]

Livesay, Dorothy, 1972. Collected Poems: The Two Seasons. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson. See especially “Queen City”.

Lonergan, Peter, 1993. Leslieville. Toronto: Lugus Publishing. [A dystopian novel set in 2020 Toronto.]

Lumiere, Cornel, 1985. Kalavrita: A Greek Tragedy, A Strange Love. Toronto: Simon & Pierre.

Lunn, Janet, 1968. Double Spell. Toronto: Peter Martin Associates Limited. [Children’s or young adult novel, historical mystery, republished as Twin Spell in 1968 by Harper & Row.]

Luscombe, Jeffrey, 2012. Shirts and Skins. Chelsea Station Editions. [fiction]

Lyons, Don, 1984. Yorkville Diaries. Toronto: Elephant Press. [Set in late 1960s Yorkville]

Lyons, Don, 1985. Clara. Toronto: Jonah Press.

Lyons, Don, 1995. Brown Rice. Toronto: Jonah Press.


Macdonald, Bruce, 2007. Coureurs De Bois. Toronto: Cormorant. [First Nations perspective on Toronto. ]

Macdonald, Cynthia, 2003. Alms. Toronto: Penguin Canada.

MacDonald, Laura and Alex Pugsley,1994. Kay Darling. Toronto: Coach House. [fiction]

MacEwen, Gwendolyn, 1972. Noman. Stories. Toronto: Oberon.

MacEwen, Gwendolyn, 1985. Noman’s Land. Stories. Toronto: Coach House Books.

MacEwen, Gwendolyn, 1987. Afterworlds. (poems). Toronto: McLelland & Stewart.

MacGregor, Roy, 1995. The Night They Stole the Stanley Cup. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

MacIntyre, Linden, 2012. Why Men Lie. Toronto: Random House Canada. [fiction]

MacKay, Claire, 1984. The Minerva Program. Toronto: Lorimer.

MacKay, Isabel Ecclestone, 1919. Mist of Morning. New York: George Doran & Co. Available electronically here.

MacKay, Isabel Ecclestone, 1921. The Window Gazer. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. Available electronically here.

MacKay, Scott, 1998. Cold Comfort. New York: Carroll & Graf.

MacKay, Scott, 2003. Old Scores. (Detective Barry Gilbert series) St. Martins Minotaur. See also: Fall Guy (2001) and Cold Comfort (1998). Mystery / thriller. MacKay also writes science fiction.

MacLean, Kath, 1998. For a Cappuccino on Bloor. Broke Jaw Press. [poetry]

MacLeod, Jack, 1979. Zinger and Me. Toronto: McLelland & Stewart. [fiction]

MacLeod, Jack, 1982. Going Grand. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. [fiction]

MacLeod, Jack, 2008. Uproar. Erin, ON: Porcupine’s Quill. [fiction]

Maggs, Randall, 2008. Night Work: The Sawchuk Poems. Brick Books.

Maharaj, Rabindranath, 1995. The Interloper. Fredericton, N.B.: Goose Lane Editions.

Maharaj, Rabindranath, 1997. Homer in Flight. Fredericton, N.B.: Goose Lane Editions.

Maharaj, Rabindranath, 2000. The Lagahoo’s Apprentice. Toronto: Knopf. [Set mainly in Trinidad, this novel begins in Toronto.]

Maharaj, Rabindranath, 2002. The Book of Ifs and Buts. Toronto: Vintage.

Maharaj, Rabindranath, 2010. The Amazing Absorbing Boy.Toronto: Knopf. [fiction]

Malyon, Carol, 1991. The Edge of the World. Stories. Toronto: Mercury Press.

Manchester, Susan, 2003. Pouring Small Fire. Toronto: Junction Books / Nightwood Editions. [poetry]

Marawille, Simon [pseudonym for Christopher Ondaatje], 1974. Fool’s Gold: The First $1,000,000. New York: Scribner.

Marchand, Philip, 1994. Deadly Spirits. Toronto: Stoddart. [fiction]

Marche, Stephen, 2005. Raymond and Hannah. Toronto: Doubleday. [fiction]

Marny, Suzanne, 1909. Tales of Old Toronto. Toronto: William Briggs.

Marshall, Joyce, 1957. Lovers and Strangers. Philadelphia and New York: Lippincott.

Marshall, Joyce, 1975. A Private Place. Ottawa: Oberon. [stories]

Marshall, Tom, 1976. The White City. poems. Oberon.

Matheson, George, 1996. Hogs and Cabbages. Lumby, British Columbia: Kettle Valley Publishing.

May, Julian, 1998. Perseus Spur. New York: Del Ray. [Science fiction; book 1 of the Rampart World series]

May, Julian, 2000. Orion Arm. New York: Del Ray. [Science fiction; book 2 of the Rampart World series]

May, Julian, 2001. Sagittarius Whorl. New York: Del Ray. [Science fiction; book 3 of the Rampart World series]

Mays, John Bentley, 1977. The Spiral Stair. Toronto: Coach House. [fiction]

McAree, J.V., 1953. Cabbagetown Store. (memoir). Toronto: Ryerson Press.

McCall, Bruce, 1997. Thin Ice. Toronto: Random House of Canada.

McClement, Fred, 1974. The Strange Case of Ambrose Small. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. [Strictly speaking this is a thoroughly researched non-fiction account, but its narrative character is fictional and it is worth reading alongside any of Toronto’s detective and mystery novels.]

McCormack, Louisa, 2006. Six Weeks to Toxic. Toronto: Key Porter.

McFadden, David, 2008. Be Calm, Honey. Toronto: Mansfield. [poetry]

McFadden, David, 2010. Why Are You So Long and Sweet? Collected Poems of David W. McFadden. London, ON: Insomniac Press.

McFetridge, John and Scott Albert, 2002. Below the Line. Winnipeg, Manitoba: Signature Editions. [stories]

McFetridge, John, 2006. Dirty Sweet. Toronto: ECW Press. [mystery / thriller]

McFetridge, John, 2008. Everybody Knows This is Nowhere. Toronto: ECW. [mystery / thriller]

McFetridge, John, 2009. Swap. Toronto: ECW Press.

McGifford, Diane and Judith Kearns, eds., 1993. Shakti’s Words: An Anthology of South Asian Canadian Women’s Writing. Toronto: TSAR Books. [See selections by Himani Bannerji and Lakshmi Gill, especially.]

McLean, Dirk, 1996. Steel Drums and Ice Skates. Toronto: Groundwood. [children’s story]

Mcnamee, Graham, 2003. Acceleration. Wendy Lamb Books. Young adult.

McNaughton, Janet, 1996. To Dance at the Palais Royale. St. John’s, NFLD: Tuckamore.

McPhee, Peter, 2000. Running Conscious. Toronto: Coach House. [poetry]

McWatt, Tessa, 2000. Dragons Cry. Riverbank Press. [A novel about family dynamics and the immigrant experience in Toronto. Nominated for the 2001 Governor General’s Award and shortlisted for the 2001 Toronto Book Award.]

Meredith, Alden G., 1928. Mary’s Rosedale and Gossip of “Little York”. Ottawa: Graphic Publishers. [A fictionalized biography of the district and its inhabitants. Quaint.]

Messier, Mireille, 2004. Déclic à Toronto. Montreal: Editions de Vermillion. [young adult; French]

Messud, Claire, 2002. The Hunters. New York” Harvest / Harcourt. [one story, “A Simple Tale,” is set in Toronto]

Metcalfe, John, 2007. Shut Up He Explained. A Literary Memoir Vol. II. Biblioasis.

Meyer, Vivian, 2006. Bottom Bracket. Toronto: Sumach.

Michaels, Anne, 1996. Fugitive Pieces. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Michaels, Anne, 1997. “Phantom Limbs”, from The Weight of Oranges / Miner’s Pond. Poems. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Michaels, Anne, 1999. “There is No City that Does Not Dream”, from Skin Divers. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Miguna, Miguna, 1996. Toes Have Tales. Toronto: AV Publications.

MillAr, Jay, 1998. The Ghosts of Jay MillAr. Toronto: Coach House.

Miller, Jeffrey, 2004. Murder at Osgoode Hall. Toronto: ECW. [mystery]

Miller, Jeffrey, 2005. Murder’s Out of Tune. Toronto: ECW Press.

Miller, John, 2002. The Featherbed. Toronto: Simon & Pierre. [fiction]

Miller, John, 2006. A Sharp Intake of Breath. Toronto: Simon & Pierre / Dundurn.

Millner, George F., 1914. The Sergeant of Fort Toronto. Boston: Gorham. [A novel about Toronto under the French regime.

Mlynowski, Sarah, 2002. Milkrun. Toronto: Harlequin / Red Dress Ink.

Mlynowski, Sarah, 2002. Fishbowl. Toronto: Harlequin / Red Dress Ink.

Moak, Allan, 1984, 2002. A Big City ABC. Montreal; Toronto: Tundra Books. [children’s alphabet picture book]

Moir, John S., 1965. Rhymes of Rebellion. Being a Selection of Contemporary Verses About the “Recent Unpleasantness” in Upper Canada, 1837. Toronto: Ryerson. [An anthology of poems and lyrics about the 1837 rebellion.]

Moore, Brian, 1968. I am Mary Dunne. New York: Viking.

Moran, Eva, 2008. Porny Stories. Montreal: DC Books / Punchy Prose.

Morey, Mike, 2003. Uncle Dirty. Toronto: Escape Media.

Moritsugu, Kim, 1996. Looks Perfect. Fredericton, New Brunswick: Goose Lane Editions.

Mortisugu, Kim, 1999. Old Flames. Erin, Ontario: Porcupine’s Quill.

Moritsugu, Kim, 2003. The Glenwood Treasure. Toronto: Dundurn.

Moritsugu, Kim, 2006. The Restoration of Emily. Toronto: Dundurn.

Morton, Colin, 1995. Oceans Apart. Kingston: Quarry Press.

Moses, Daniel David, 1980. Delicate Bodies. Vancouver, BC: Blewointment. [poetry]

Moses, Daniel David, 1990. The White Line. Saskatoon: Fifth House. [poetry]

Moses, Daniel David, 1998. Big Buck City. A Play in Two Acts. Toronto: Exile Editions. [play]

Moses, Daniel David, 2000. Coyote City and City of Shadows. Toronto: Imago. [plays]

Moss, John, 2008. Still Waters. Toronto: Dundurn. [a Quin and Morgan Mystery]

Moss, John, 2009. Grave Doubts. Toronto: Dundurn. [a Quin and Morgan Mystery]

Moure, Erin 1983. Wanted Alive. Toronto: Anansi. [poetry]

Moure, Erin, 2001. Sheep’s Vigil by a Fervent Person. Toronto: Anansi. [poetry]

Mulhallen, Karen, 2011. The Pillow Books. Windsor, ON: Black Moss Press. [poetry]

Munce, Alayna, 2005. When I Was Young & In My Prime. Roberts Creek, B.C.: Nightwood Editions. [fiction]

Munday, Evan, 2009. Quarter Life Crisis Volume 1: Only the Good Die Yung. [graphic novel]

Munroe, David, 1990. Mahoney in Control and Other Stories. Willowdale, Ontario: Hounslow Press.

Munroe, Jim, 1998. Flyboy Action Figure Comes With Gasmask. Toronto: No Media Kings.

Munroe, Jim, 2004. An Opening Act of Unspeakable Evil. Toronto: Insomniac Press.

Munsch, Robert [illustrated by Michael Martchenko], 1981. Jonathan Cleaned Up–Then He Heard a Sound; or, Blackberry Subway Jam. Toronto: Annick Press. [children’s story] A number of Munsch’s other works are set in Toronto or are illustrated as if they are (e.g., The Fire Station, whose illustrations incorporate Toronto scenes while the book is actually set in Ohio), but will be included here only if the Toronto setting is integral to the story.

Murphy, Phil, 1984. Summer Island. (memoir) Canada: Oberon.


Nason, Jim, 2007. The Housekeeping Journals. Winnipeg, Manitoba: Turnstone Press.

Nattel, Lilian, 2012. Web of Angels. Toronto: Random House of Canada. [fiction]

Nelson, Frederick, 1908. Toronto in 1928 A.D. Toronto: National Business Methods & Pub. Co.

Ngui, Marc, 2003. Enter Avariz: A Zak Meadow Adventure. Graphic novel.
Marc Ngui’s website:

Nichol, bp, 1982. The Martyrology, Book V. Toronto: Coach House Books. (see also Peters, Carl, ed., 2002. bp nichol comics. Vancouver: Talonbooks.)

Nichol, Barbara, 1997. Dippers. Tundra. (Children’s story about the Don River, circa 1912.) See also One Small Garden (2004).

Nichol, James W., 2002. Midnight Cab. Toronto: Knopf. [fiction]

Niedzviecki, Hal, ed., 1998. Concrete Forest: The New Fiction of Urban Canada. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Niedzviecki, Hal, 1998. Smell It. Toronto: Coach House. [stories]

Niedzviecki, Hal, 2001. Ditch. Toronto: Random House of Canada.

Niedzviecki, Hal, 2011, Look Down, This is Where it Must Have Happened. San Francisco: City Lights. [stories]

Nurse, Donna Bailey, ed., 2006. Revival: An Anthology of Black Canadian Writing. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. (see especially Nurse’s excellent introductory essay)

Nussey, Kent, 2003. A Love Supreme. Toronto: Mansfield Press.


Oberman, Sheldon [illustrations Les Tait], 1995. The White Stone in the Castle Wall. Toronto: Tundra. [children’s story]

O’Connell, Grace, 2012. Magnified World. Toronto: Random House Canada. [fiction]

O’Connor, Mike, ed., 1994. Mad Angels & Amphetamines. Toronto: Insomniac. [poetry featuring the work of Nik Beat, Mary Elizabeth Grace, Noah Leznoff and Matthew Remski]

O’Donnell, Darren, 2004. Your Secrets Sleep With Me. Toronto: Coach House Books.

O’Donnell, Darren, 2006. Social Acupuncture. Toronto: Coach House Books.

O’Malley, Bryan Lee, 2004. Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life. Portland, OR: ONI Press. [graphic novel; Volume 1]

O’Malley, Bryan Lee, 2005. Scott Pilgrim Versus the World. Portland, OR: ONI Press. [graphic novel; Volume 2]

O’Malley, Bryan Lee, 2006. Scott Pilgrim & the Infinite Sadness. Portland, OR: ONI Press. [graphic novel; Volume 3]

O’Malley, Bryan Lee, 2007. Scott Pilgrim Gets it Together. Portland, OR: ONI Press. [graphic novel; Volume 4]

O’Malley, Bryan Lee, 2009. Scott Pilgrim Versus the Universe. Portland, OR: ONI Press. [graphic novel; Volume 5]

O’Malley, Bryan Lee, 2010. Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour. Portland, OR: ONI Press. [graphic novel; Volume 6]

Oberman, Sheldon, 1996. The White Stone in the Castle Wall. Toronto: Tundra. [children’s story about Casa Loma]

Ondaatje, Christopher [writing as Marawille, Simon], 1974. Fool’s Gold: The First $1,000,000. Toronto: Pagurian Press.

Ondaatje, Michael, 1987. In the Skin of a Lion. Toronto: Vintage.

Onstad, Katrina, 2006. How Happy to Be. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Onstad, Katrina, 2012. Everybody Has Everything. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Oppel, Kenneth [illustrated Regolo Ricci], 1991. Cosimo Cat. North Winds / Scholastic.

Osborne, Ralph, 2003. From Someplace Else: A Memoir. Toronto: ECW Press. [memoir of Rochdale’s general manager]


Paci, F.G., 1993. Sex and Character. Ottawa: Oberon. [fiction; 1960s Yorkville/Rochdale]

Paci, F.G., 1996. The Rooming House. Ottawa: Oberon.

Paci, F.C., 2002. Italian Shoes. Toronto: Guernica.

Paci, F.G., 2005. Hard Edge. Toronto: Guernica.

Paina, Corrado, 2000. Hoarse Legend. Toronto: Mansfield Press. [poetry]

Paina, Corrado, 2004. The Dowry of Education. Toronto: Mansfield Press. [poetry]

Paina, Corrado, 2008. Souls in Plain Clothes. Toronto: Mansfield Press. [poetry; see especially ‘Embrace the Walls,” a poem about Toronto’s preoccupation with multiculturalism; and “The Lake is Over Us”]

Paleczny, Timothy, ed., 1993. Stories from Blood & Aphorisms. Toronto: Steel Rail / Gutter Press. (Anthology of stories published in the literary journal Blood & Aphorisms.; see also Clark, Hilard, ed., 1996. Stories from Blood & Aphorisms, Volume Two. Toronto: Gutter Press.)

Palmer, Dorothy Ellen, 2010. When Fenelon Falls. Toronto: Coach House.

Palmer, Hazelle, ed., 1997. “…But Where Are You Really From?”: Stories of Identity and Assimilation in Canada. Toronto: Sister Vision.

Papadimos, Basil, 1989. The Hook of it Is. Enismore, Ont.: Emergency Press.

Patriarcha, Gianna, 1994. Italian Women and Other Tragedies. Toronto: Guernica. [poetry]

Patriarca, Gianna, 1997. Daughters for Sale. Toronto: Guernica. [poetry / memoir]

Partiarca, Gianna, 1999. Ciao, Baby. Toronto: Guernica.[poetry]

Patriarca, Gianna, 2005. What My Arms Can Carry. Toronto: Guernica. [poetry]

Peacock, David, 1986. The Sea Serpent of Grenadier Pond. Toronto: Dundurn.

Pearson, Kit, 1990. The Sky is Falling. Toronto: Viking Canada.

Pearson, Kit, 1992. Look at the Moon. Toronto: Viking Canada.

Pearson, Kit, 1993. The Lights Go On Again. Toronto: Viking Canada. [young adult]

Pearson, Kit, 2002. Whispers of War: The War of 1812 Diary of Susanna Merritt. Toronto: Scholastic. [Young adult, part of the Dear Canada series]

Peck, Aaron, 2008. The Bewilderments of Bernard Willis. Toronto: Pedlar Press.

Pederson Chew, Kristen, ed., 2002. The Bakka Anthology. Toronto: Bakka Books. (anthology of stories by science fiction writers who have worked at the Bakka – now Bakka-Phoenix – Bookstore in Toronto.)

Perkin, Norah-Jean, 2007. Outrageous. Zephyr Cove, NV. [romance]

Persaud, Sasenarine, 1996. A Surf of Sparrow’s Songs. Toronto: TSAR. [poetry; see e.g., “Under the Weeping Willow at the Morningside Park” and “Another Harbourfront Reading.”]

Persaud, Sasenarine, 1998. Canada Geese and Apple Chatney. Toronto: TSAR Books. [stories]

Persaud, Sasenarine, 2000. The Hungry Sailor. Toronto: TSAR. [poetry]

Persaud, Sasenarine, 2002. The Wintering Kundalini. Leeds, UK: Peepal Tree. [poetry]

Persaud, Sasenarine, 2002. A Writer Like You. Toronto: TSAR. [poetry]

Persaud, Sasenarine, 2008. In A Boston Night. Toronto: TSAR. [poetry]

Persaud, Sasenarine, 2011. Lantana Strangling Ixora. Toronto: TSAR. [poetry]

Pflug, Ursula, 2001. Green Music. Calgary, AB: Edge.

Philip, Marlene Nourbese, 1988. Harriet’s Daughter. Toronto: The Women’s Press. (Children’s novel)

Pick, Alison, 2005. The Sweet Edge. Vancouver: Raincoast.

Piepzna-Samarasinha, Leah Lakshmi, 2006. Consensual Genocide. Toronto: Tsar.

Piepzna-Samarasinha, Leah Lakshmi, 2011. Love Cake. Poems. Toronto: TSAR. [poetry]

Plantos, Ted, 1975.Vigil. London, ON: The Pikadilly Press [Dimebacks series, Vol. 2, N. 2; poetry]

Plantos, Ted, 1977. The Universe Ends at Sherbourne & Queen. Toronto: Steel Rail Publishing.

Plantos, Ted, 1993. Mosquito Nirvana. Toronto: Wolsak & Wynn.

Plantos, Ted, 1993. Dogs Know About Parades. Windsor, ON: Black Moss Press. [poetry; new and selected]

Plantos, Ted, 2000. The Shanghai Noodle Killing. Toronto: Seraphim.

Plaut, W. Gunther, 1978. Hanging Threads. Stories. Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys.

Pohl-Weary, Emily, 2004. A Girl Like Sugar. Toronto: McGilligan Books.

Pohl-Weary, Emily, 2006. Strange Times at Western High. Toronto: Annick Press. [young adult]

Pollock, Beth, 2007. Harley’s Gift. Toronto: Lorimer. [young adult]

Pollock, Beth, 2010. The Witch of Bloor Street. Toronto: Lorimer. [young adult]

Pollock, Francis, 1937. Jupiter Eight. Toronto: Thomas Nelson & Sons. Available electronically here.

Pollock, Harry, 1975. Gabriel. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson.

Pollock, Jack, 1989. Dear M: Letters from a Gentleman of Excess. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. [letters]

Powe, Bruce W., 1995. Outage. Toronto: Random House of Canada.5

Priest, Robert, 1984. The Man Who Broke Out of the Letter X. Toronto: Coach House. [poetry]

Priest, Robert, 1988. The Mad Hand. Toronto: Coach House. [poetry and essays]

Priest, Robert, 1992. Scream Blue Living: New and Selected Poems. Sratford, ON: Mercury Press. [poetry]

Priest, Robert, 1997. Time Release Poems. Victoria, BC: Ekstasis Editions. [poetry and aphorisms]

Prince, Althea, 2001. Loving This Man. Toronto: Insomniac Press.

Prince, Althea, 2005. Ladies of the Night: Stories. Toronto: Insomniac Press.

Prokich, Alex, 1991. Tunnel Toronto Moscow: A Cold War Adventure Based on Actual Experience. Beamsville, ON: self-published.

Pyper, Andrew, 1996. Kiss Me. Erin, Ontario: Porcupine’s Quill.

Pyper, Andrew, 2008. The Killing Circle. Toronto: Random House.


Quan, Betty, 1998. Mother Tongue. Scirocco Drama. [play]

Quarrington, Paul, 1978. The Service. Toronto: Coach House.

Quarrington, Paul, 1987. King Leary. Toronto: Doubleday Canada.

Quarrington, Paul, 2008. The Ravine.Toronto: Random House of Canada.

Quinn, Philip, 2003. The Double. Toronto: Gutter.

Quinn, Philip, 2008. The Subway. Toronto: BookThug. [poetry]

Qureshi, Mobashir, 2006. R.A.C.E. Toronto: Mercury.


Rakoff, Alvin, 2007. Baldwin Street. New York; Charlottetown: Bunim & Bannigan.

Rawlings, Angela, 2006. Wide Slumber for Lepidoptrists. Poetry. Toronto: Coach House.

Reaney, James, 1965. The Boy With an R in His Hand. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada. [Reissued by Porcupine’s Quill in 1980.]

Redhill, Michael, 1993; 2001. Lake Nora Arms. Toronto: Anansi. [poems]

Redhill, Michael, ed., 1996. Blues & True Concussions: Six New Toronto Poets. Toronto: Anansi.

Redhill, Michael, 2001. Building Jerusalem. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press.

Redhill, Michael, 2001. Light-crossing. (poems) Toronto: Anansi.

Redhill, Michael, 2001. Martin Sloane. Toronto: Doubleday.

Redhill, Michael, 2006. Consolation. Toronto: Doubleday / Random House.

Reed, Alan, 2006. For Love of the City. Ottawa: BuschekBooks. [poetry]

Rehner, Jan, 2003. Just Murder. Toronto: Sumach.

Reid, Barbara, 2003. The Subway Mouse. Toronto: Scholastic. [Children’s story]

Reid, John, 1975. The Faithless Mirror. Toronto: Darkwood Press. [fiction]

Remski, Matthew, 1997. Dying for Veronica. Toronto: Insomniac Press.

Repo, Satu, 1978. Marco and Michela. Toronto: Lorimer.

Repo, Satu, 1978. What’s a Friend. Toronto: Lorimer.

Ricci, Nino, 1993. In a Glass House. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. The follow-up to Ricci’s Lives of the Saints (1990; not set in Toronto); the trilogy concludes with Where She Has Gone (1997). The second and third volumes focus on Victor’s progress through undergraduate and graduate studies in Toronto, punctuated by returns to Italy and elsewhere. York University appears in In a Glass House as “Centennial University” (see chapters 18-20).

Ricci, Nino, 1997. Where She Has Gone. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Richardson, Karen and Steven Green, eds., 2004. T Dot Griots: An Anthology of Toronto’s Black Storytellers. Trafford.

Richler, Mordecai, 1963. The Incomparable Atuk. London: Andre Deusch.

Rivers, Benjamin, 2007. Empty Words. [graphic novel]

Rivers, Benjamin, 2012. Snow.Somerset Graphics. [graphic novel]

Robert, Marika, 1964. A Stranger and Afraid. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. [fiction]

Robertson, Ray, 1997. Home Movies. Dunvegan, Ontario: Cormorant.

Robertson, Ray, 2000. Heroes. Toronto: Dundurn.

Robertson, Ray, 2002. Moody Food. Toronto: Doubleday Canada.

Robertson, Ray, 2005. Gently Down the Stream. Toronto: Cormorant.

Robinson, Brad, 1986. Afternoon Tea. Toronto: Coach House. [poetry]

Robinson, Peter, 1989. The Hanging Valley. Toronto: Viking.

Robinson, Peter, 2004. “Lawn Sale.” In Not Safe After Dark & Other Stories, 241-254. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Robinson, Peter, 2008. “Walking the Dog.” In Toronto Noir, ed. Janine Armin & Nathaniel G.Moore, 38-59. New York: Akashic Books.

Robinson, Peter, 2009. The Price of Love and Other Stories. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Rogal, Stan, 1992. Sweet Betsy from Pike. Don Mills, ON: Wolsak & Wynn. [poetry; see “Yonder”]

Rogal, Stan, 1996. What Passes For Love. Toronto: Insomniac. [poetry]

Rogal, Stan, 2007. As Good as Dead. Toronto: Pedlar Press.

Rogers, Damian, 2009. Paper Radio. Toronto: ECW Press. [poetry]

Rosen, Eric S., 1991. The Banker of Cabbagetown. Toronto: Eric S. Rosen. [play / theatre and history]

Rosenblatt, Joe, 1975. Virgins & Vampires. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Rosenblum, Rebecca, 2008. Once. Stories. Biblioasis.

Rosenthal, Joe [images] and Adele Wiseman [text], 1964. Old Markets, New World. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada.

Ross, Stuart, 1986. Wooden Rooster. Toronto: Proper Tales Press.

Ross, Stuart and Mark Laba, 1993. The Pig Sleeps. Toronto: Contra Mundo Books.

Ross, Stuart, 2001. Razovsky at Peace. Toronto: ECW Press.

Ross, Stuart, 2003. Hey, Crumbling Balcony! Poems New & Selected. Toronto: ECW Press.

Ross, Stuart, 2005. Confessions of a Small Press Racketeer. Vancouver: Anvil.

Ross, Stuart, 2007. I Cut my Finger. Poems. Vancouver: Anvil.

Ross, Stuart, 2008. Dead Cars in Managua. Montreal: DC Books / Punchy Poetry Series.

Ross Stuart, 2009. Buying Cigarettes for the Dog. Stories. Calgary: Freehand Books.

Ross, Stuart, 2011. Snowball Dragonfly Jew. Toronto: ECW.

Rotenberg, David, 2012. The Placebo Effect. New York: Touchstone [the first volume of the Junction Chronicles]

Rotenberg, Robert, 2009. Old City Hall. New York: Touchstone / Viking.

Rotenberg, Robert, 2011. The Guilty Plea. New York: Touchstone / Viking.

Rowe, Neil J., 1993. History Notes of a Hogtown Hustler. Kingston, Ontario: Quarry Press.

Rowen, Michelle, 2006. Bitten & Smitten. New York: Hachette / Forever. [vampire romance; Book 1 of the Immortality Bites series]

Rowen, Michelle, 2006. Fanged and Fabulous. New York: Hachette / Forever. [vampire romance; Book 2 of the Immortality Bites series]

Rowland, Jon, 2009. Pioneers of Alienation and 50s Sci-Fi at Thing Street Asylum; or A Mind That Lost Itself. Self-published. Available online here.

Ruddy, Jon, 1980. The Rosedale Horror. Toronto: Paperjacks.

Ruth, Elizabeth, 2001. Ten Good Seconds of Silence. Toronto: Dundurn. [fiction]


Sadiq, Nazneen, 1985. Camels Can Make You Homesick. Toronto: Lorimer.

Sadiq Nazneen, 1988. Ice Bangles. Toronto: Lorimer.

Sale, Medora, 1986. Murder on the Run. Toronto: Paperjacks. [First book in the John Sanders and Harriet Jeffries series.]

Sale, Medora, 1989. Murder in Focus. New York: Scribners. [Second book in the John Sanders and Harriet Jeffries series; the characters are from Toronto but this novel is set primarily in Ottawa.]

Sale, Medora, 1990. Murder in a Good Cause. Toronto: Viking. [Third book in the John Sanders and Harriet Jeffries series.]

Sale, Medora, 1991. Sleep of the Innocent. Toronto: Viking. [Fourth book in the John Sanders and Harriet Jeffries series.]

Sale, Medora, 1991. Pursued By Shadows. Toronto: Viking. [Fifth book in the John Sanders and Harriet Jeffries series.]

Sale, Medora, 1994. Short Cut to Santa Fe. Toronto: Viking. [Sixth and final book in the John Sanders and Harriet Jeffries series; set mainly in New Mexico, although the principal protagonists are from Toronto.]

Salutin, Rick, 1976. 1837: William Lyon Mackenzie and the Canadian Revolution. Toronto: Lorimer. [play]

Salutin, Rick, 1988. A Man of Little Faith. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Sandman, John, 1976. Declining Gracefully. Toronto: Coach House Press.

Sangwine, Jean, 1997. A Turtle Called Friendly. Oakville, ON: Rubicon. [children’s story]

Savigny, Annie G., 1888 [reprinted 1973]. A Romance of Toronto. Toronto: William Briggs [reissued by University of Toronto Press].

Sawyer, Robert J., 1994. End of an Era. New York: Ace; New York: Tor (revised). [science fiction]

Sawyer, Robert J., 1995. The Terminal Experiment. New York: Tor.

Sawyer, Robert J., 1997. Frameshift. New York: Tor. [science fiction]

Sawyer, Robert J., 1998. Factoring Humanity. New York: Tor. [science fiction]

Sawyer, Robert J., 1999. Flashforward. New York: Tor. [science fiction]

Sawyer, Robert J., 2000. Calculating God. New York: Tor. [science fiction]

Sawyer, Robert J., 2002. Hominids. New York: Tor. [science fiction]

Sawyer, Robert J., 2003. Humans. New York: Tor. [science fiction]

Sawyer, Robert J., 2003. Hybrids. New York: Tor. [science fiction]

Sawyer, Robert J., 2005. Mindscan. New York: Tor.

Sawyer, Robert J., 2007. Rollback. New York: Tor. [science fiction]

Scharper, Hilary Cunningham, 2009. Dream Dresses. Stories. Woodstock, ON: Seraphim Editions.

Scheier, Jacob, 2007. More to keep us warm. Toronto: ECW Press. [poetry]

Scheier, Libby, 1986. Second Nature. Toronto: Coach House.

Scheier, Libby, 1993. Saints and Runners. Toronto: Mercury Press.

Schmidt, Ted, 1996. Shabbes Goy: A Catholic Boyhood on a Jewish Street in a Protestant City.

Schogt, Philbert [trans. Sherry Marx], 2005. Daalder’s Chocolate. New York: Thunder’s Mouth Press.

Schultz, Emily, 2002. Black Coffee Night. Toronto: Insomniac. [stories]

Schultz, Emily, 2006. Joyland. Toronto: ECW Press.

Schultz, Emily, 2007. Songs for the Dancing Chicken. Toronto: ECW Press. [poetry]

Schultz, Emily, 2009. Heaven is Small. Toronto: Anansi.

Schwartz, Joanne [illustrator Laura Beingessner], 2009. Our Corner Grocery Store. Toronto: Tundra. [children’s story]

Schwartz, Joan and Matt Beam, 2009. City Alphabet. Toronto: Groundwood. [children’s alphabet]

Scott, Mary Ann, 2003. New Girl. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside. [young adult]

Scrimger, Richard, 1996. Crosstown. Toronto: The Riverbank Press.

Scrimger, Richard, 2007. Into the Ravine. Toronto: Tundra.

Seaman, Patricia, 2001. The Nightingales. Toronto: Coach House.

Seton, Ernest Thompson, 1898. Wild Animals I Have Known. New York: Grosset & Dunlap. [See in particular “Silverspot, The Story of a Crow” and “Redruff, the Story of the Don Valley Partridge”]

Seton, Ernest Thompson, 1903. Two Little Savages. Toronto: William Briggs. [Part I is set in a Toronto ravine; presumably the Don Valley]

Shaidle, Kathy, 1997. Lobotomy Magnificat. Ottawa: Oberon. [poetry]

Sheard, Sarah, 1985. Almost Japanese. Toronto: Coach House.

Sheikh, Nazneen, 1994. Chopin People. Toronto: Lugus.

Sheppard, Edmund Ernest, 1889. A Bad Man’s Sweetheart. Toronto: Sheppard Publishing Company. Available electronically here.

Shewchuk, Pat and Marek Cole, 2013. In Lucia’s Neighbourhood. Toronto: Kids Can Press.

Shields, Carol, 2002. Unless. Toronto: Random House Canada. [fiction]

Shrier, John, 2008. Buffalo Jump. Toronto: Random House Canada. [crime fiction]

Shrier, John, 2009. High Chicago. Toronto: Vintage Canada. [crime fiction]

Sileika, Antanas, 2002. Buying on Time. Erin, Ontario: Porcupine’s Quill. [linked stories]

Sinnett, Mark, 2009. The Carnivore. Toronto: ECW Press. [fiction]

Silvera, Makeda, 1993. Her Head a Village. Toronto: Press Gang.

Silvera, Makeda, 2002. The Heart Does Not Bend. Toronto: Random House of Canada.

Simic, Goran, 2003. Immigrant Blues. London, ON: Brick Books.

Simpson, Jonathan, 1973. No Virgin Mary. Toronto: Dorann.

Sinclair, Lister, 1948. A Play on Words & Other Radio Plays. Toronto: J.M. Dent & Sons. [includes the 1946 radio play, “We All Hate Toronto.”

Singer, Yvonne, 1977. Little Miss Yes-Yes. Toronto: Kids Can Press.

Singh-Baldwin, Shauna, 1996. English Lessons & Other Stories. Fredericton, NB: Goose Lane Editions.

Sinnett, Mark, 2009. The Carnivore. Toronto: ECW Press.

Skene-Melvin, David, ed.1996. Bloody York: Tales of Mayhem, Murder and Mystery in Toronto. Toronto: Simon & Pierre. [An Anthology of crime, detective, and mystery stories set in Toronto, dating to 1888. The introductory essay is thoughtful and revelatory.]

Skvorecky, Joseph, trans. Paul Wilson, 1977 (this reprint 1999). The Engineer of Human Souls. Normal, Illinois: Dalkey Archive Press.

Skvorecky, Josef, 2000. When Eve Was Naked: A Journey Through Life. Toronto: Key Porter. [memoir]

Slater, Patrick, 1933. The Yellow Briar. Toronto: Thomas Allen. [Patrick Slater is a pseudonym used by Toronto lawyer John Mitchell in writing this fictionalized account of mid-19th century Toronto and Southern Ontario.]

Slinger, Joey, 2012. Nina, the Bandit Queen. Toronto: Dundurn. [fiction]

Smart, Carolyn, 1986. Stoning the Moon. Ottawa: Oberon. [poetry]

Smith, Brad, 2001. One-Eyed Jacks. Toronto: Random House of Canada.

Smith, Charles C., ed., 1985. Sad Dances in a Field of White: Poetry by and about Blacks in Canada. Toronto: Is Five Press.

Smith, Jim, 1983. Virus. Toronto: Underwhich Editions. [poetry chapbook]

Smith, Russell, 1994. How Insensitive. Erin, Ontario: Porcupine’s Quill.

Smith, Russell, 1998. Noise. Erin, Ontario: Porcupine’s Quill.

Smith, Russell, 1999; 2001. Young Men (stories). Toronto: Anchor Canada.

Smith, Russell, 2005 (p.b. 2005). Muriella Pent. Toronto: Anchor Canada.

Smith, Vern, 1996. Glue for Breakfast and other Stories. Toronto: Rush Hour Revisions.

Smyth, Fiona, 2011. The Never Weres. Toronto: Annick. [graphic novel; young adult]

Sneyd, Lola [illustrator Doug Sneyd], 1984. The Concrete Giraffe. Toronto: Simon & Pierre. [poetry for children]

Snow, Benjamin, 2011. Snow. Self Published. [graphic novel]

Snyder, Carrie, 2012. The Juliet Stories. Toronto: Anansi. [stories[

Solie, Karen, 2009. Pigeon. Toronto: Anansi.

Soo, Kean, 2008. Jellaby, Volume 1. Hyperion. [graphic novel for children]

Soo, Kean, 2009. Jellaby: Monster in the City. Hyperion. [graphic novel for children]

Souster, Raymond. Collected Poems. Volumes One (1980) through Ten (2004). Oberon.

Souster, Raymond, 1964. The Colour of the Times. Toronto: Ryerson. (Winner of the Governor General’s Award for poetry)

Souster, Raymond, 1965. Ten Elephants on Yonge Street. Toronto: Ryerson.

Souster, Raymond, 1967. As Is. Toronto: Oberon. (poems: Souster was probably Toronto’s most dedicated poet, writing and publishing poems about the city over a half-century span.)

Souster, Raymond, 1968. Lost and Found. Toronto: Oberon.

Souster, Raymond, 1971. The Years. Toronto: Oberon.

Souster, Raymond, 1972. Selected Poems. Oberon. [Includes a good introduction written by Michael Macklem.]

Souster, Raymond, 1984. Queen City. Oberon.

Souster, Raymond, 1986. It Takes All Kinds. Oberon.

Souster, Raymond, 1996. Close to Home. Oberon.

Souster, Raymond, 2006. Uptown Downtown. New Poems of the GTA. Shelburne, Ontario: Battered Silicon Dispatch Box.

Spalding, Linda and Esta Spalding, 2001. Mere. Toronto: Harper Collins.

Spano, Robin, 2010. Dead Politician Society. Toronto: ECW.

Sparling, Ken, 1996. Dad Says He Saw You at the Mall. New York: Knopf.

Sparling, Ken, 2010. Book. Toronto: Pedlar Press.

Stein, David Lewis, 1967. Scratch One Dreamer. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. [fiction]

Stein, David Lewis, 1971. My Sexual and Other Revolutions. Toronto: New Press. [fiction]

Stein, David Lewis, 1978. City Boys (stories). Ottawa: Oberon.

Stein, David Lewis, 1984. The Golden Age Hotel. Toronto: Macmillan.

Stein, David Lewis, 1992. Taking Power. Toronto: Lester Books.

Steinbeisser, E. and Elaine Stein, ed., 1971. The Book of Flophouse Poetry. Toronto: Rochdale.

Stevens, John, ed., 1975. The urban Experience. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada. [An anthology of urban-focused stories and poems by some prominent Canadian writers. Toronto content of note include Hugh Garner’s “The Happiest Man in the World”, Lawren Harris’ “Greetings”, Raymond Souster’s “Yonge Street Saturday Night”, Earle Birney’s “I Think You Are A Whole City”, Miriam Waddington’s “Toronto the Golden-Vaulted City”.]

Stratton, Allan, 1991. Bag Babies. Toronto: Coach House.

Strube, Cordelia, 1996. Teaching Pigs to Sing. Toronto: HarperCollins Canada. [fiction]

Strube, Cordelia, 2002. The Barking Dog. Toronto: Thomas Allen Publishers.

Strube, Cordelia, 2004. Blind Night. Toronto: Thomas Allen Publishers.

Strube, Cordelia, 2009. Lemon. Toronto: Coach House.

Swan, John, 2004. Sap. Toronto: Insomniac Press.

Sylvestre, Paul-Francois, 2004. Rue de la Luxure. Toronto: Editions du Gref.

Sylvestre, Paul-Francois, 2007. Toronto S’Ecrit. Toronto: Editions Du Gref. [anthology]

Symons, Scott, 1969. Civic Square. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Szado, Ania, 2004. Beginning of Was. Toronto: Penguin Canada.


Tacon, Claire, 2011. In the Field. Emeryville, ON: Biblioasis. [fiction]

Tamaki, Mariko, 2000. Cover Me. Toronto: McGilligan.

Tanner, Mike, 2002. Acting the Giddy Goat. Toronto: Cormorant.

Taylor, Drew Hayden, ed., 2005. Me Funny. Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre. [essays on Aboriginal humour]

Taylor, Drew Hayden, ed., 2008. Me Sexy. Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre. [essays on Aboriginal sexuality]

Taylor, Kate, 2003. Mme Proust and the Kosher Kitchen. Toronto: Doubleday Canada.

Teleky, Richard, 2001. Pack up the Moon. Toronto: Thomas Allen.

Thompson, Judith, 1992. Lion in the Streets. Toronto: Coach House Press. [play]

Thompson, Paul / Theatre Passe Muraille, 1977. I Love You Baby Blue. Erin, ON: Porcepic Press. [play]

Thompson, T. Phillips, 1873. The Political Experiences of Jimuel Brigss, D.B. Toronto: Flint Morton. [satire; collected essays published pseudonymously in the Globe.] Available electronically here.

Thurman, Mark, 1987. Cabbagetown Gang. Toronto: NC Press. [children’s / young adult]

Tilberg, Mary, 2004. The Moon Knows No Boundary. Toronto: Guernica. [poetry]

Torgov, Morley, 1977. The Abramsky Variations. Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys.

Torgov, Morley, 1990. St. Farb’s Day. Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys.

Tostevin, Lola Lemire, 2008. The Other Sister. Toronto: Inanna. [fiction]

Toten, Teresa, 1995. The Onlyhouse. Red Deer: Red Deer College Press. [young adult]

Trafford, Matthew J., 2011. The Divinity Gene. Vancouver, BC: Douglas & McIntyre.

Tulchinsky, Karen X., [1998] 2002. Love Ruins Everything. Vancouver: Polestar / Raincoast [fiction; originally published by Press Gang]

Tulchinsky, Karen X., 2003. Love Among The Ruins. Vancouver: Polestar / Raincoast. [fiction; sequel to Love Ruins Everything.]

Tulchinsky, Karen X., 2003. The Five Books of Moses Lapinsky. Vancouver: Polestar / Raincoast. [fiction]

Turner, Peter, ed., 1971. There Can Be No Light Without Shadow. Toronto: Rochdale College Publications.

Turner, D. Harold, 1977. To Hang a Rebel. Toronto: Gage. [fiction / young adult]

Type, David, 1979. Cabbagetown Plays (Diamond Cutters, Snow Birds and The Travesty and the Fruit Fly). Toronto: Playwrights Co-Op. [sometimes spelled David Tipe.’]

Type, David, 1984. Just Us Indians. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press. [play; also set in Cabbagetown]


Umezawa, Rui, 2002. The Truth About Death and Dying. Toronto: Doubleday Canada.

Upjohn, Rebecca, 2007. Lily and the Paper Man. Toronto: Second Story Press. Illustrated by Renne Benoit.

Uppal, Priscila, ed., 2007. Barry Callaghan: Essays on his Works. Toronto: Guernica.


Vassanji, M.G., 1991. No New Land. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Vassanji, M.G., 2005. When She Was Queen. Stories. Toronto: Random House of Canada.

Vaughan, R.M., 1999. Invisible to Predators. Toronto: ECW.

Vella, Lewis, 1997. Poet for Sale. Toronto: Subcutaneous Publications.

Vermeersch, Paul, 2000. Burn. Toronto: ECW. [poetry]

Vermeersch, Paul, 2001. The I.V. Lounge Reader. Toronto: Insomniac Press.

Vermeersch, Paul, 2002. The Fat Kid. Toronto; ECW. [poetry]

Vermeersch, Paul, 2005. Between the Walls. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. [poetry]

Vermeersch, Paul, 2010. The Reinvention of the Human Hand. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.

Viswanathan, Lantha, 2011. Lingering Tide and Other Stories. Toronto: TSAR. [stories]

Vizinczey, Stephen, 1965. In Praise of Older Women: The Amorous Recollections of Andras Vajda. London: Barrie & Rockcliff.


Waddington, Miriam, 1966. The Glass Trumpet. Toronto: Oxford University Press. [poetry]

Waddington, Miriam, 1972. Driving Home: Poems New & Selected. Toronto: Oxford University Press. [poetry]

Waddington, Miriam, [1973] “Toronto the Golden-Vaulted City”.

Waddington, Miriam, 1976. The Price of Gold. Toronto: Oxford University Press. [poetry]

Waddington, Miriam, 1981. The Visitants. Toronto: Oxford University Press. [poetry]

Walker, Anne, 1991. Six Months Rent. Windsor, ON: Black Moss Press.

Walker, George F., 1988. The East End Plays. Toronto: Playwrights Canada. Contains Criminals in Love (1984), Better Living (1983), and Beautiful City (1987).

Wallace, Ian and Angela Wood, 1975. The Sandwich. Toronto: Kids Can Press.

Wallace, Robert, ed., 1992. Making, Out: Plays by Gay Men. Toronto: Coach House. [plays by David Demchuk, Ken Garnhum, Sky Gilbert, Daniel MacIvor, Harry Rintoul and Colin Thomas]

Wallen, James, 1994. Boy’s Night Out. Toronto: Gutter Press.

Wallen, James, 1999. Her Smoke Rose Up. Toronto: Gutter Press.

Walsh, Helen, ed, 2006. TOK: Writing the New Toronto. Toronto: Zephyr Press. An annual worksop-based anthology: see also TOK – Book 2: Writing the New Toronto (2007), TOK: Book 3 (2008) and Tok: Book 4 (2009).

Walsh, Helen, ed., 2008. Gothic Toronto: Writing the City Macabre. Toronto: Diaspora Dialogues / Luminato. Stories by Cherie Dimaline, Nalo Hopkinson, Ann-Marie Macdonald, Andrew Pyper, Tasleem Thawar, Michelle Wan.

Walters, Eric, 2007. Safe as Houses. Toronto: Doubleday Canada. [young adult novel about Hurricane Hazel]

Walters, Eric and Deborah Ellis, 2007. Bifocal. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside. [young adult]

Ward, Gregory, 1991. The Carpet King. Little, Brown & Co.

Ward, Roxanne, 1999. Fits Like a Rubber Dress. Toronto: Simon & Pierre / Dundurn.

Warsh, Sylvia Maultash, 2000. To Die in Spring [A Rebecca Temple Mystery]. Toronto: Dundurn / Castle Street Mysteries.

Warsh, Sylvia Maultash, 2003. Find Me Again [A Rebecca Temple Mystery]. Toronto: Dundurn / Castle Street Mysteries.

Warsh, Sylvia Maultash, 2006. Season of Iron. Toronto: Dundurn.

Weizweig, Helen, 1973. Passing Ceremony. Toronto: Anansi. [Only peripherally set in Toronto; the narrative is essentially psychological.]

Weinzweig, Helen, 1980. Basic Black With Pearls. Toronto: Anansi.

Weinzweig, Helen, 1989. A View from the Roof. Stories. Toronto: Goose Lane.

Weller, Evelyn L., 1955. Cardinal Road. Toronto: Burns & MacEachern. [fiction]

Westhead, Jessica, 2011. And Also Sharks. Toronto: Cormorant. [stories]

Whittall, Zoe, 2009. Holding Still for as Long as Possible. Toronto: Anansi. [fiction]

Whittall, Zoe, 2009. Precordial Thump. Toronto: Exile. [poetry]

Wilcox, Alana, 2000. A Grammar of Endings. Toronto: Mercury. [fiction]

Wilde, Kelley, 1988. The Suiting. New York: Tor. [noir]

Wilson, Carleton, 1999 [reprinted 2002]. Junction Sonnets. Toronto: Junction Books. [Poems about the west Toronto Junction. Winner of the E.J. Pratt Medal in Poetry in 1998.] See also Wilson, 2002. Eight Poems. Toronto: Junction Books, which is not especially about Toronto.

WIlson, Carleton, 2011. The Material Sublime. Gibsons, BC: Nghtwood Editions. [poetry]

Wilson, Eric, 1980. The Lost Treasure of Casa Loma. Toronto: Random House Canada.

Wilson, Robert Charles, 1990. The Divide. New York: Doubleday; Futura/Orbit. [Science fiction]

Wilson, Robert Charles, 2000. The Perseids and Other Stories. New York: Tor. [Science fiction]

Withrow, Sarah, 1998. Bat Summer. Toronto: Anansi. [young adult]

Wodson, Harry M., 1917. The Whirlpool: Scenes from Toronto Police Court. Toronto: Wodson.

Wolfe, Morris and Douglas Daymond, eds., 1977. Toronto Short Stories. Toronto: Doubleday Canada.

Woo, Terry, [2000] 2005, 2010. Banana Boys. Toronto: Cormorant. [fiction]

Wright, Eric, 2002. The Last Hand. Dundurn. The final installment of the Charlie Salter Mysteries, which also includes The Night the Gods Smiled (1984; winner of the City of Toronto book award), Smoke Detector (1984), Death in the Old Country (1985), A Single Death (1986), A Body Surrounded by Water (1987), A Question of Murder (1988), A Sensititve Case (1990), Final Cut (1991), A Fine Italian Hand (1992), and Death By Degrees (1993).

Wright, Eric, 2000. Death of a Sunday Writer. A Castle Street Mystery. Toronto: Dundurn. [hardcover edition originally published 1999 by St. Martin’s Press]

Wright, Eric, 2000. The Kidnapping of Rosie Dawn. McKinleyville, CA: Daniel & Daniel.

Wright, Eric, 2003. The Hemingway Caper. Toronto: Dundurn.

Wright, Richard and Robin Enores, eds., 1976. Eight Men Speak and other plays from the Canadian Workers Theatre. Toronto: New Hogtown Press.

Wright, Richard, 1970. The Weekend Man. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada.

Wright, Richard B., [1973] 2001. In The Middle of a Life. Toronto: Harper Collins.

Wright, Richard, 1980. Final Things. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada.

Wright, Richard B., 2002. Clara Callan. Toronto: Harper Collins.

Wright, Richard B., 2004. Adultery. Toronto: R.B.W. Books / Harper Collins Canada.

Wyatt, Rachel, 1970. The String Box. Toronto: Anansi.

Wyatt, Rachel, 1977. The Rosedale Hoax. Toronto: Anansi.

Wyatt, Rachel, 1982. Foreign Bodies. Toronto: Anansi.

Wynne-Jones, Tim, 1982. The Knot. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. [fiction]

Wynne-Jones, Tim, 2011. Blink & Caution. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press.


Yalfani, Mehri, 2002. Afsaneh’s Moon. Toronto: McGilligan Books.

Yashinsky, Dan, ed., 1990. Tales For An Unknown City. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press. [anthology]

Yerou, Aristides, Cathleen Hoskins and Barry Dickson, illustrated Barbara Di lella, 1984. The Friendship Solution; My Father’s Ghost. Toronto: Lorimer.

York, Alissa, 2010. Fauna. Toronto: Random House of Canada.

Young, David, 1999. Glenn. Toronto: Coach House. [play about Glenn Gould]

Young, Phyllis Brett, 1959. Psyche. Toronto: Longmans. Reissued in 1008 by McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Young, Phyllis Brett, 1960. The Torontonians. Toronto: Longmans, Green & Company. Reissued 2007 by McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Young, Kendal (pseudonym of Phyllis Brett Young), 1962. The Ravine. Toronto: Longmans.

Young, Scott, 1952; Scrubs on Skates; Boy on Defence; A Boy at the Leafs Camp. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. [fiction; young adult: note the first book is set in Winnipeg; the second and third in Toronto.]


Zeitlin, Marianne Langner, 1991. Next Of Kin. Toronto: Zephyr.