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‘Ready Made Farms..On Virgin Soil..For British Farmers’ – tweet from Paul Seesequasis

The image is from a late August 2017 tweet from Paul Seesequasis‏ @paulseesequa who writes: ‘Ready Made Farms..On Virgin Soil..For British Farmers’ I have posted the image because one of my current projects, related to local history, involves learning about … Continue reading

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Seeking name of French Immersion school on the corner of MacDonald and Clanranald Avenues opposite a park in Snowdon (Montreal) – Sept 1970 to June 1971 (Grade 7)

Gillian McConnell writes: I attended a French Immersion school on the corner of MacDonald and Clanranald Avenues opposite a park in Snowdon from Sept 1970 to June 1971 (Grade 7). I can’t remember the name of the school. I was … 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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Conserving Long Branch July 2017 Part 2 including TLAB Mis-steps (David Godley)

Following message is from David Godley. I am late in posting it. Attachment: tlab rile&p CONTENTS 1) Toronto Local Appeal Board 2) Recent COA decisions 3) Outstanding Committee of Adjustment Applications 4) Toronto Local Appeal Board 5) OMB Hearings 6) … Continue reading

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Conserving Long Branch Aug 2017 – David Godley

Following message is from David Godley * Attached file from David Godley   938SaveLB * August Already, Best Wishes from Long Branch by the Lake. Congratulations Peter Milczyn on being appointed Housing Minister. David * Toronto Local Appeal Board (see … Continue reading

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Toronto and East York Committee of Adjustment – August 9, 2017 (AM) – Available on YouTube

Toronto and East York Committee of Adjustment – August 9, 2017 (AM) – Available on YouTube Comment Being able to have a record of what actually transpires at Committee of Adjustment meetings is a step forward, with regard to civic engagement … Continue reading

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We owe thanks to Robert Lansdale for colour correction of this image from 1958 Long Branch Hotel fire

A previous post is entitled: John Stewart of Wiarton has shared some photos of the fire that destroyed the Long Branch Hotel in 1958 At that post, I have replaced a previous, blue-tinged scan from a slide with a colour-corrected … Continue reading

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July 19, 2017 e-News Update from Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Peter Milczyn: Ontario’s new Minister of Housing and Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy

Click here to access the e-News Update > In a recent tweet, MPP Milczyn @PeterMilczyn wrote: It’s an honour to serve as Ontario’s new Minister of Housing and Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy. Let’s get to work.  

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West Toronto Railpath Extension Update

Following is email message from Meri Newton <Meri.Newton@toronto.ca> Hello, We are closer to constructing the West Toronto Railpath Extension between Dundas Street West to just south of Queen Street West. Staff are now focussed on completing the final multi-use trail design … Continue reading

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July 28, 2017 tweet from Jennifer Keesmaat‏ @jen_keesmaat talks up new Official Plan Indicators

Tweet from Chief Planner, City of Toronto, July 28, 2017: jennifer keesmaat‏ @jen_keesmaat We’re often pressured to focus more on the *speed* of planning approvals, than the outcome. So we created new Official Plan Indicators. Comment Anything that makes the … Continue reading

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