Based on 260 vintage images and extensive original research, Inside Toronto: Urban Interiors 1880s to 1920s is the first book to investigate the complex, interior life of a single city " the ordinary and extraordinary places where Torontonians lived, worked, shopped, and performed the rituals of daily life. Interior photographs are rare. Not many were taken; and fewer have survived. Fortunately, Toronto's archival resources, supplemented by private and public collections elsewhere, are extensive enough to support an investigation of these interior spaces. Many images are glorious, all are informative. Text illuminates the images and provides historical background.