Phillip Gordon Mackintosh

Department of Geography

Phillip Gordon Mackintosh

Associate Professor
Department of Geography
Brock University
Office: MC-C319
Phone: 905.688.5550 ext. 5221
E-mail: pmackintosh at



Ph.D, Urban Historical Geography (Queen's)

M.Pl., Urban and Regional Planning (Queen's University)


I supervise MA student research, especially in the following fields:

the urban historical geography of the modern city, including:

  • city planning and urban reform 
  • public space
  • parks
  • bicycling
  • Niagara wine industry and the public space of Niagara



  • GEOG 2P03 Urban Geography
  • GEOG 3P41 The Modern City in Historical Perspective
  • GEOG 3F90 London Field Course w/Hugh Gayler
  • GEOG 4P84 Cities and Public Space
  • GEOG 5P50 Critical Geographies of the City



Phillip Gordon Mackintosh and Glen Norcliffe (2015) Men, Women and the Bicycle in the Late-Nineteenth Century, in Glen Norcliffe, Critical Geographies of Cycling:  History, Political Economy and Culture, Farnham UK: Ashgate.

Michael Ripmeester, Phillip Gordon Mackintosh, and Christopher Fullerton, eds. (2013) The World of Niagara Wine, Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

Phillip Gordon Mackintosh (2013) The Niagara Wine Festival's Grande Parade: The Public Geography of a 'Grape and Wine' Controversy, in Michael Ripmeester, Phillip Gordon Mackintosh and Christopher Fullerton, eds., The World of Niagara Wine, Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

Phillip Gordon Mackintosh and Clyde R. Forsberg, Jr. (2013)  ‘Co-agent of the millennium’: City planning and Christian eschatology in North American City, 1890-1920, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 103, 3, pp. 727-747.

Phillip Gordon Mackintosh (2011) The “occult relation between man and the vegetable”: Transcendentalism, immigrants, and park planning in Toronto, circa 1900, in Andrew Baldwin, Laura Cameron, and Audrey Kobayashi, (Eds.), Rethinking the Great White North: Race, Nature and the Historical Geographies of Whiteness in Canada, Vancouver, UBC Press, pp. 85-106.

Phillip Gordon Mackintosh and Richard Anderson (2009) The Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund: Transcendental Rescue in a Modern City, 1900-1915, The Geographical Review, 99, 4, pp. 539-562.

Phillip Gordon Mackintosh (2007) A Bourgeois Geography of Domestic Cycling: The Responsible Use of Public Space in Toronto and Niagara-on-the-Lake, 1890-1900, Journal of Historical Sociology, 20, 1/2, pp. 128-157.

Phillip Gordon Mackintosh (2005) ’The Development of Higher Urban Life’ and the Geographic Imagination: Beauty, Art, and Moral Environmentalism in Toronto, 1900-1920, Journal of Historical Geography, 31, 4, pp. 688-722.

Phillip Gordon Mackintosh (2005) Scrutiny in the Modern City: The Domestic Public and the Toronto Local Council of Women at the Turn of the Twentieth-Century, Gender, Place, and Culture, 12, 1, pp. 29-48. 



The Gourmet Club (2004), Directed by Juha Wuolijoki, screenplay by Raymond Mackintosh and Phillip Mackintosh, Finnish adaptation by Juha Wuolijoki and Pekko Pesonen.

Raymond Mackintosh and Phillip Mackintosh, April Fools, Astral Media/Harold Greenberg Fund, English Language Program: Second Draft Funding, 2001-2002—$12000