Monday, July 16, 2012

Whitepainters: Toronto's early gentrifiers

I recently discovered that Harry Bruce was the person to coin the phrase "whitepainters" to refer to early gentrifiers in Toronto. He used this phrase in an article for Maclean's magazine. I had to scan the article from microfilm, so I thought I'd make the pdf available to anyone who wanted it. 
Note that the final page of the pdf is a closer look at the images on the previous page.

Harry Bruce, "Glory Be, the Whitepainters Are Coming!" Maclean's April 18, 1964, 25-28. 

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tags: whitepainter, white painter, whitepainters, white painters, gentrification, Toronto, Cabbagetown

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