Category Archives: Commentary

“Commentary” is a category of posts devoted to my reflections about topics of personal interest to me.

When I write news reports, of which there are many at this website, I generally – but not invariably – avoid making my personal views the centrepiece of the content. When I write commentary, however, my personal views are the centrepiece.

Hearings on Bill 139 (OMB Reform) will take place on Oct. 16 & 17 and Oct. 23 & 24; Oct. 24 is comments deadline

I have recently learned that hearings on Bill 139, which proposes to replace the Ontario Municipal Board with a Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, have now been scheduled. MPP Peter Milczyn’s Office has shared the following message regarding the upcoming Bill … 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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Lakeview Ratepayers Association AGM: Impressive meeting, inspiring speakers including Mayor Crombie & Councillor Tovey

I had the good fortune to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Lakeview Ratepayers Association, which took place on Oct. 11, 2017 at the Mississauga Seniors Centre. I learned about the meeting some time back, when I was driving … Continue reading

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Anna writes: The entire Brown’s Line at Lake Shore intersection “needs a redesign”

A previous post is entitled: Update regarding Dead Man’s Curve at Brown’s Line and Lake Shore Blvd. West. Commentary: An EARLIER warning would work much better A local resident, Anna, has offered the following comment, and has given me permission … Continue reading

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Re: Toronto Local Appeal Body (TLAB) Info Session, Oct. 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm. David Godley outlines MAJOR procedural roadblocks with TLAB!

A previous post is entitled: Toronto Local Appeal Body (TLAB) Info Session will take place at Assembly Hall, 7:00 pm, Oct. 18, 2017 David Godley has commented, regarding the meeting: “A unique opportunity to hear the Chair of TLAB explain … Continue reading

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He once sued his tutors, alleging that they owed him money for everything he had taught them. He won.

An Oct. 7, 2017 Politico article is entitled: “Trump Is the Star of These Bizarre Victorian Novels: And the Internet is losing its mind.” The one problem with the headline is the expression “losing its mind.” I refer you, in this … Continue reading

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Air Traffic Noise: GTAA will examine 30 recommendations based on practices at similar airports around the world: Sept. 28, 2017 CBC article

Click here to access previous posts about Air Traffic Noise > A Sept. 28, 2017 CBC article is entitled: “GTAA to consider new strategies to cut down on aircraft noise at Pearson: The GTAA will examine 30 recommendations based on … Continue reading

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Update regarding Dead Man’s Curve at Brown’s Line and Lake Shore Blvd. West. Commentary: An EARLIER warning would work much better

Update A subsequent post is entitled: Anna writes: The entire Brown’s Line at Lake Shore intersection “needs a redesign” [End]   A previous post is entitled: Work in progress: Better signage might save lives, at “Dead Man’s Curve” at southbound … Continue reading

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Update regarding application to remove two mature trees at No Frills at Brown’s Line and Lake Shore Blvd. West

This post concerns Re: 3730 Lakeshore Blvd. West [#106750]. A previous post is entitled: No response from Choice Properties REIT regarding sign erected between two mature trees – No Frills by Brown’s Line I have been copied on recent email … Continue reading

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Keys to Our Past: Mental Health Film Series now available on YouTube

Click here to access the Keys to Our Past videos on YouTube > Back story The six videos (wit accompanying transcripts), and the trailer, can be viewed at the above-noted YouTube link. A previous post, which shares my review of this … Continue reading

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