Sally Gibson

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Sally Gibson is an author, archivist and heritage consultant who resides in Toronto and has written three books about the city and its heritage. She has a Master of Urban Studies from Yale University, and a Master of Library Science and a Ph.D. in Urban Geography from the University of Toronto. Gibson grew up in New Jersey, went to Vassar College, and moved to Toronto in 1969. Her first book, More than an Island: A History of the Toronto Island was described by urban thinker Jane Jacobs as "city history at its very best". Her second book, Inside Toronto: Urban Interiors 1880s to 1920s, was a finalist for the City of Toronto Book Award and won a Heritage Toronto Book Award of Excellence in 2007. Her third book, Toronto’s Distillery District: History by the Lake, evolved from her work as the Distillery District's site historian and won a Heritage Toronto Book Award of Merit in 2009.

Publications[edit]

  • Toronto's Distillery District: History by the Lake. Toronto: Distillery Historic District, 2008. ISBN 978-0-9809905-0-8

Awards[edit]

  • Heritage Toronto Award of Merit 2009, for Toronto's Distillery District: History by the Lake
  • Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals, Communications Award 2009, for Distillery District Tenant Handouts Project
  • Heritage Toronto Award of Excellence 2008, for Distillery District Heritage Website at www.distilleryheritage.com
  • Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals, Communications Award 2008, for Distillery District Heritage Website at www.distilleryheritage.com
  • Heritage Toronto Award of Excellence 2007, for Inside Toronto: Urban Interiors 1880s-1920s
  • City of Toronto Book Award finalist 2007, for Inside Toronto: Urban Interiors 1880s-1920s [3]
  • Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals Communications Award 2007, for Inside Toronto: Urban Interiors 1880s-1920s [4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cormorant Books". Archived from the original on 2008-06-22. Retrieved 2008-09-26. 
  2. ^ "Toronto Island Community". Retrieved 2008-09-26. 
  3. ^ "Toronto Book Awards - 2007". Retrieved 2008-09-26. 
  4. ^ "The Writer's Union of Canada". Retrieved 2008-09-26.