"The cast is as diverse as you would expect a real-life neighbourhood to be, and that lends itself well to the storytelling ... Sometimes troubling, other times delightful, this story portrays humanity and history in an honest and entertaining fashion." (US Review)
Toronto's Last Rainbow flows at an easy pace as it draws the reader in. The private and public effects of Canadian events on households at a central City of Toronto neighbourhood almost fifty years ago are skilfully portrayed. Admirably, the families worked together to preserve their lifestyle in a society that was both progressive and disturbing. An endearing read. I will never again see a photo of Pierre E. Trudeau without chuckling to myself.
Michael Radon, The US Review of Books
Toronto's Last Rainbow
In the peaceful, idyllic Toronto, Ontario neighborhood of Summerhill, family values and peaceful living are as prominent as the tendency for nosy neighbors and gossip. Summerhill is in a time of transition, however, in the Spring of 1969. Developers are looking to bring urban sprawl and concrete sameness to fold the smaller neighborhoods into the larger city. ...