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John Graves Simcoe has a bridge in Kleinberg (north of T.O.) named after him

I was very pleased to receive a message from Daniele Rossi of Vaughan who recently came across a landmark in Kleinberg (north of Toronto), namely a bridge named after John Graves Simcoe. Years ago, I learned so many things about social … Continue reading

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Sept. 19 at 9:30 am – Reenactment of first day of Simcoe’s 1793 journey up Toronto Carrying Place Trail

I am pleased to share with you the following notice. I do not have time to change the format. It’s my hope that you can find your way through the all-caps text: LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR JOHN GRAVES SIMCOE & THE HUMBER … Continue reading

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Sept. 20, 2014: Join Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe, in re-enacting the first day of his 1793 journey up the Toronto Carrying Place (close to venue for MCHS Sixties Reunion)

The following information is from David Juliusson who shares this note: “Madeleine is the expert on the Carrying Place and the original portage trails along the Humber.” I’ve included this item in the military history category – as well as … Continue reading

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Comments from Colleen O’Marra regarding next steps for the Preserved Stories website

The photo on the right of a small sample of artifacts from the 1984 dig at the Colonel Samuel Smith homestead site at 85 Forty First Street in Long Branch is from a blog post dated June 23, 2012. A … Continue reading

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For any volunteer organization, the grassroots are a vital and important part of the picture at all times

I recently had the opportunity to get together with a group of great people that I have worked with, as a volunteer, for more than 20 years. Here are some photos – including one of the Intercontinental Toronto Centre, which … Continue reading

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John Stewart of Wiarton has added a comment to a previous post about the 1958 fire at the Long Branch Hotel

John Stewart of Wiarton has added a comment to a previous post about the fire at the Long Branch hotel; he writes: “Our family grew up on 31 Arcadian Circle from 1939 to 1998. I remember the Long Branch hotel … Continue reading

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An exemplary study in story management: Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin (2015)

I’ve been reading with interest a Brookings Institution study entitled: Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin (2015). The way the book itself is constructed is a study in effective story management. As well, the contents of the book – featuring … Continue reading

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March 2017 newsletter of Friends of Fort York can be accessed here

The March 2017 issue of the Friends of Fort York newsletter can be accessed here. The opening paragraphs of the opening article read: “The first Fort York, built by John Graves Simcoe in 1793, had mostly been demolished by the … Continue reading

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Humber Heritage Walk on Sept. 24, 2016 starts at 9:30 am

Following notice is from Geoff Kettel: Re-enactment Walk of the first day of Lieutenant Governor John Simcoe’s 1793 journey up the Toronto Carrying Place. (Learn a bit of history and about the Humber’s impact on Canada) Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, … Continue reading

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A History of Long Branch (Toronto) – DRAFT 4

Long Branch Rifle Ranges, Long Branch Aerodrome, Long Branch Racetrack: What do they have in common? What the rifle ranges, aerodrome – Canada’s first aerodrome; it was located beside the rifle ranges, in Mississauga – and racetrack have in common, for … Continue reading

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