There is a wealth of literature out there for expats wanting to learn more about Toronto.
In the Skin of the Lion
Author: Michael Ondaatje
A beloved Canadian novel about the plight of immigrants living and working in Toronto in the 1920’s.
Author: Margaret Atwood
Painter Elaine Risely looks back on her life in this classic novel by one of Canada’s preeminent writers.
Toronto Streetnames: An Illustrated Guide to Their Origins
Author: Leonard Wise
A comprehensive outline of how Toronto’s streets got their names
Unbuilt Toronto: A History of the City That Might Have Been
Author: Peter Osbaldeston
A fascinating look at some of the architectural and civic projects that didn’t happen in Toronto.
Frommer’s Toronto 2009
This is an excellent travel guide to the City of Toronto. The Frommers Travel Guides are known for their to-the-point, honest reviews of travel destinations around the world.
Author: Hilary Davidson
Toronto City Guide
A concise guide that focuses on neighborhoods and places of interest. This book goes beyond the typical tourist fare and brings readers into the heart of the city. Great for both newcomers and those who have lived in the city for some time.
Author: Marconi Baird
Toronto Fun Places: The Family-Tested Guide To Year-Round Fun In Southern Ontario
A family-friendly guide to things to see and do around Toronto. Lots of pictures and information are included. Great for families with kids.
Author: Nathalie Prezeau
Toronto Pocket Guide
All of the streets around Toronto conveniently packaged into this pocket-sized map book. MapArt is one of the best known map publishers in Canada, producing high-quality and accurate maps.
Author: MapArt Publishing
Toronto: The Essential Guide to the Best of the City
A detailed guide that not only covers the usual fare, but looks at some of Toronto’s more unusual things to see and do. Written by Now Magazine, this guide is written by Toronto natives who know the ins and outs of Toronto’s multicultural scene.
Author: NOW Magazine