Online Resources, Part III

Summary Questions

  1. How did expanding leisure time create social anxieties?
  2. How did conceptions of morality shape social spaces of play?
  3. How is sexuality constructed in the "visualizing section"?


“Canada in A Box: Cigar Containers that Store our Past, 1883–1935” — Canadian Museum of Civilization

“The Archives of Ontario Remembers Eaton’s at Christmas” – Archives of Ontario

“You Are What You Drive: Identities for Sale in 20th Century Print Advertisements” – Canadian Science and Technology Museum

“Women in Sport: Preconfederation Newfoundland” – Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador

Arthur L. Cochrane, Camp Temagami: A Summer Camp for Men and Boys (1915)

“Beyond the Funnies: History of Comic Books in English Canada” – John Bell and Michel Viau

“Canada's Ocean Playground: The Tourism Industry in Nova Scotia, 1870–1970” – Nova Scotia Archives and Research Management

“Yours to Discover: Tourism in Ontario through Time” – Archives of Ontario

“The history of Stanley Park” – City of Vancouver

Expo ’67 Man and His World . . . A Virtual Experience

Asahi: Canadian Baseball Legends -- National Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre

Nature’s Past – Episode 28: Winnipeg Beach – Sean Kheraj and Dale Barbour

“Bears: An Online Experience” – Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies


“I Was a Ninety-Pound Weakling” (1960)

“L’affaire Richard” (1955)

“Tim Horton gets emotional” (1967)

“Last Call: Canadians and Alcohol” – CBC Digital Archives

“Hula Hoop Craze Hits Canada” (1958)

“War against war toys” (1965)

“Nobody Waved Goodbye” (1964)

“Talking teen pregnancy” (1964)

Further Readings

Nancy B. Bouchier, For the Love of the Game: Amateur Sport in Small-town Ontario, 1838–1895 (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2003)

Karen Dubinsky, The Second Greatest Disappointment: Honeymooners, Heterosexuality, and the Tourist Industry at Niagara Falls (Toronto: Between the Lines, 1999)

Craig Heron, Booze: A Distilled History (Toronto: Between the Lines, 2003)

Colin Howell, Northern Sandlots: A Social History of Maritime Baseball (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1995)

Lynne Marks, Revivals and Roller Rinks: Religion, Leisure, and Identity in Late Nineteenth-Century Small-Town Ontario (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1996)

Ian McKay, The Quest of the Folk: Antimodernism and Cultural Selection in Twentieth-Century Nova Scotia (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1994)

Paul S. Moore, Now Playing: Early Moviegoing and the Regulation of Fun (Albany: SUNY Press, 2008)

Suzanne Morton, At Odds: Gambling and Canadians, 1919–1969 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2003)

Jarrett Rudy, The Freedom to Smoke: Tobacco Consumption and Identity (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2005)

Carolyn Strange, Toronto’s Girl Problem: The Perils and Pleasures of the City, 1890–1930 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1995)

Keith Walden, Becoming Modern in Toronto: The Industrial Exhibition and the Shaping of a Late Victorian Culture (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997)

Sharon Wall, The Nurture of Nature: Childhood, Antimodernism, and Ontario Summer Camps, 1920–55 (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2009)