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.

Local historians preserve Etobicoke’s past for future generations: Oct. 5, 2017 Etobicoke Guardian article

An Oct. 5, 2017 Etobicoke Guardian article is entitled: “Local historians preserve Etobicoke’s past for future generations.” The article is by Cynthia Reason; the photo is by Justin Greaves of Metroland. The article is beautifully written. It starts with humour, … Continue reading

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Well-received, well-attended Mental Health Film Series Premiere at Humber College Lakeshore

I much enjoyed the “Keys to Our Past” Mental Health Film Series Premiere that took place at the “G” Building at Humber College Lakeshore on the evening of Oct. 4, 2017. I’ve outlined what the series is about at a … Continue reading

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Toronto Local Appeal Body (TLAB) Info Session will take place at Assembly Hall, 7:00 pm, Oct. 18, 2017

Please note it’s the Toronto Local Appeal Body; many of us are used to calling it the Toronto Local Appeal Board, as that is the word that most easily rolls off the tongue, and has one less syllable in it. Calling it the … Continue reading

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Evidence mounts that White House anticipates damaging results from Russia investigation: Oct. 3, 2017 Just Security article

Click here for previous posts about Russia > An Oct. 3, 2017 Just Security article is entitled: “Evidence Mounts that White House Anticipates Damaging Results from Russia Investigation.” The article is of interest, because it addresses the “coordination of stories.” … Continue reading

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Future of Mr. Christie’s land uncertain as demolition begins (CityNews, Sept. 27, 2017)

Update An Oct. 12, 2017 Etobicoke Guardian article is entitled: “Developer plans ‘whole community’ on Mr. Christie’s lands in Etobicoke: First Realty, city, community on board with future onsite transit hub.” [End]   A Sept. 27, 2017 citynews.ca article is … Continue reading

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Reggio Emilia approach has been of interest to early childhood centres and schools world wide, especially in last thirty years (Alison Wells, University of Manitoba)

Given that I began my teaching career (I’ve been retired for eleven years) by working as a supply teacher (without any paper qualifications as an early childhood educator, but with a great flair nonetheless for working with young children) at … Continue reading

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Conserving Long Branch September 2017 Part 1 (David sent this out on Sept. 9, 2017; I am slow in posting it)

The text from David Godley will follow my preamble to this post; if you want to skip the preamble, just go forward to the heading entitled: “Conserving Long Branch September 2017 Part 1.” Preamble from Jaan Pill I have changed … Continue reading

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Story of M: Updates to an inspiring Mississauga-based storytelling, story making project

A previous post is entitled: 190-page Mississauga Heritage Management Strategy outlines framework for Story of Mississauga project You can read updates regarding this project at #StoryofM on Twitter. A June 26, 2017 Metronews.ca article is entitled: “‘Mississauga is a Canadian story’: … Continue reading

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Joyce Moore of North Toronto has added a comment regarding “the same destruction of neighbourhoods by developers”

A recent post is entitled: May 2017 Update from David Godley: Committee of Adjustment & related topics At that post, Joyce Moore of North Toronto has added the following comment: I have read many of the letters on your website … Continue reading

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Check out the Lakeshore Connecting Communities upcoming meetings in Mississauga on Sept. 26 and 27, 2017

You can access details at Lakeshore Connecting Communities. Previous posts about Mississauga Click here to access previous posts about Mississauga > Commentary My anecdotal evidence suggests to me that civic engagement in Mississauga is qualitatively different from civic engagement in … Continue reading

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