Author Archives: Jaan Pill

Long Branch Character Guidelines final staff report awaits debate at Toronto Council (Update: It’s been deferred)

Update: A more recent post is entitled: Staff report regarding Long Branch Character Guidelines deferred at Dec. 8, 2017 Toronto Council meeting; slated to go to Council in January 2018 [End]   The Long Branch Character Guidelines final staff report … Continue reading

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MPP Peter Milczyn Dec. 1, 2017 e-News Update

To view this e-News Update in your browser click here The opening lines read: Dear Neighbour, Once again, this year I will be participating in the Etobicoke-Lakeshore Santa Claus parade. The parade is on Saturday, December 2nd, starts at 10:00 … Continue reading

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Nov. 30, 2017 Consultation on Laneway Housing, at Council Chambers, Toronto City Hall, was well attended and productive!

A recent post is entitled: Consultation on Laneway Housing – Nov. 30, 2017; starts 6:30 pm, Council Chamber, City Hall, 100 Queen Street West Although I do not live in a neighbourhood that has a lot of lanes, I am … Continue reading

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As residents, neighbourhoods, and societies, we become what we imagine ourselves to be

The concept that we become what we imagine ourselves to be (or what we pretend ourselves to be) is from a quote in a book by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. The concept also brings to mind a line from William Blake, … Continue reading

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Public education about stuttering: Stuttering 101 – Globe and Mail, Dec. 9, 2010 (that is, twenty-ten)

For many years, I was focused on volunteer work related to public education about stuttering, a speech condition that I had the good fortune to successfully deal with, many years ago – in July 1987, to be exact, when I attended … Continue reading

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Swearing pulls on the emotional centres of the brain – I Swear (2017) by Emma Byrne

A Nov. 24, 2017 CBC article is entitled – and I swear this is true – “‘Swearing is Good for You’: The evolutionary advantages of f-bombs.” The article refers to a book by Emma Byrne entitled: I Swear: The Surprising … Continue reading

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SvN’s Long Branch Character Guidelines was unanimously approved by [Etobicoke York Community] Council last week – Nov. 24, 2017 Novae Res Urbis article (reposted by SvN)

A Nov. 24, 2017 Novae Res Urbis article has been reposted on Nov. 27, 2017 at the SvN website; the article is entitled: SvN’s Long Branch Character Guidelines was unanimously approved by Council last week That is, it was approved by the … Continue reading

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New Long Branch Neighbourhood Association aims to enhance community: Nov. 14, 2017 Etobicoke Guardian article

A Nov. 14, 2017 Etobicoke Guardian article by Cynthia Reason is entitled: “New Long Branch Neighbourhood Association aims to enhance community: Group vows to tackle issues, organize celebrations.” Good article!  

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Left-hand turns from Lake Shore to Long Branch Ave. and to Thirty Seventh present characteristic hazards

A previous post is entitled: Beware when trying to cross east to west on the north side of Lake Shore Blvd. West at Park Lawn in Humber Bay Shores Here are some additional notes, that have occurred to me: It’s … Continue reading

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Beware when trying to cross east to west on the north side of Lake Shore Blvd. West at Park Lawn in Humber Bay Shores

I have shared the following message (and the photo on the right) with the Long Branch Neighbourhood Watch Facebook page. I share it with readers of the Preserved Stories website as well, in the event there may be one or … Continue reading

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