Category Archives: Long Branch

We support community-driven urban planning at the City of Toronto

We support community-driven urban planning at the City of Toronto. We support urban planning that accords with the Official Plan for the City of Toronto. We do not support the concept that developers are qualified to serve as de facto … Continue reading

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Upcoming OMB hearings related to Long Branch

David Godley of Long Branch has shared the following information: Upcoming OMB hearings 18 Daisy – Feb 23, 2015 25 24th Street – March 18, 2015 86 23rd Street – March 19, 2015 48 35th Street – April 23, 2015 … Continue reading

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The 2011 Parkview School story remains a source of inspiration and celebration for local residents in south Etobicoke

The Parkview School story remains a source of inspiration and celebration for local residents in south Etobicoke. The school in question, as we learned in October 2010, was being sold by the Toronto District School Board as the property was … Continue reading

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Please read the conclusion from the Jan. 15, 2015 Review of the Toronto District School Board

I have discussed the Jan. 15, 2015 Review of the Toronto District School Board in previous posts. You can access the review here: Review of the Toronto District School Board Previous posts include: “Trustees mistrusted within schools”: TDSB governance review … Continue reading

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David Godley on overdevelopment in Long Branch (Toronto not New Jersey)

I am pleased to share with you the following message from David Godley: Long Branch in 2014 Some gains and some losses in the fight to control overdevelopment but there is light on the horizon   1. Community Meeting Conserving … Continue reading

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Police Use of Force: A Global Perspective (2010). Policing has a relationship to military history.

The history of policing has a relationship to military history. Both realms – policing and the conduct of warfare – concern themselves with the management of violence for strategic purposes. I first became interested in military history when I began … Continue reading

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Military history mural at Dixie Road and Lakeshore Road East contends with gusts of wind and forces of gravity

Update: Ward 1 Mississauga Councillor Jim Tovey has informed us: “We will be moving the Mural to the building facade in the spring.” [End of update]   I enjoy visiting the military history mural at Dixie Road and Lakeshore Road East … Continue reading

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Dec. 6, 2014 Lakeshore Santa Claus Parade began with marshalling at Birmingham St. & Dwight Ave. before 9:00 am

I’ve attended many Lakeshore Santa Claus parades over the past couple of decades and retain vivid and enjoyable memories from each of them. Every year we learn and experience something new and different. I’ve reported on the 2012 and 2013 … Continue reading

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Oct. 11, 2014 Toronto Star “More voices on Oct. 27 election” includes perceptive letter from David Godley of Long Branch

The article can be accessed here. In his letter (see link above), David Godley writes: I note that author Jordan Whelan is a marketing person who can be selective of facts. John Tory’s priority is the Scarborough Subway which is … Continue reading

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View of the Lakeshore from Kipling to Etobicoke Creek

John Easton has forwarded a great link, for which we owe many thanks, which provides a view of the Lakeshore from Kipling to Etobicoke Creek: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.582897825112504.1073741839.559985550737065&type=1  

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