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cover “Requiem for a Giant: A.V. Roe Canada and the Avro Arrow” by Palmiro Campagna

No Canadian company has fuelled as much speculation about its demise as A.V. Roe Canada Limited. When its name was erased off the corporate map in 1962, A.V. Roe‘s most ambitious undertakings - the Jetliner, the Iroquois Engine, and the Arrow - were reduced to scrap. In Requiem for a Giant: A.V. Roe Canada and the Avro Arrow, Palmiro Campagna supplies us with new information to help dispel the myths surrounding the company. With an array of recently declassified documents, Campagna investigates the star projects of A.V. Roe Canada.


“Storms of Controversy: The Secret Avro Arrow Files Revealed” by Palmiro Campagna

This book delves into the reasons for the cancellation of the program, the interests of the UK and the US, the myths and misconceptions, and the final destruction of all of the aircraft. It seeks to uncover the true story which led to the cancellation.


“Your Home on Native Land” by Alan Skeoch

For many of Canada’s first inhabitants, North America was Turtle Island – made by the Creator and not available for sale. For Canada’s second wave of inhabitants, North America was up for grabs. This book describes the culture clash between Canada’s first and subsequent nations that led to the land-claim disputes still being negotiated 200 years later. Told graphically, as a dialogue between a young boy and an elder, this book is a step toward understanding this important Canadian issue.


“Fading History: Stories of Historical Interest, Vol. 1” by Dave Cook

A truly fascinating collection of historical information, all illustrated with vintage photographs, many of which have not been seen for years. To best describe the work, here are the words of the author: "My third book, Fading History- stories of historical interest, touches on a wide range of topics. Each of the 14 chapters tells a different story. There are chapters on great football players, golfers, the once world-renowned 400-bed Workmen’s Compensation Hospital, a 2000-seat Broadway music theatre under a tent at Dixie Plaza, flying saucers, and the manufacturing of the Lancaster bomber, amongst many other stories.
cover “Her Worship: Hazel McCallion and the Development of Mississauga” by Tom Urbaniak

This is the first full-length study of McCallion’s politics and the development of Mississauga. Her Worship examines the mayor’s shrewd pragmatism and calculated populism. Tom Urbaniak argues that McCallion’s executive skills and dynamic personality only partially explain the mayor’s dominant and pre-emptive political position. He points also to key historical and geographical factors that contributed to a kind of civic stability – but also to stagnation and missed opportunities – in a place that had once been fraught with political rivalry and heated conflicts over future growth. Her Worship is a fresh look at municipal governance and politics in rapidly growing communities.


“Unbuilt Toronto: A History of the City that Might Have Been” by Mark Osbaldeston

Unbuilt Toronto explores the failed architectural dreams of Toronto and the surrounding area over four centuries. Delving into unfulfilled and largely forgotten visions for grand public buildings, landmark skyscrapers, roads and highways, transit systems, Mississauga’s Civic Centre, and arts and recreation venues, the author outlines such ambitious but ultimately unrealized schemes as St. Alban’s Cathedral, the Queen subway line, and early city plans that would have resulted in a Paris-by-the-Lake.

© Mississauga Heritage 2009