Category Archives: Mississauga

Storytellers can do wonderful things, even when a reliable biography, about a main character, is largely absent

In a previous post, I’ve discussed The Story of Mississauga, which I’ve been following since January 2017. The project is driven by a focused approach toward heritage management. Based on anecdotal evidence – on things that I have personally observed … Continue reading

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Ward 1 Councillor Jim Tovey shares Mississauga staff report concerning Coyotes (beautiful creatures)

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Deputation to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing from Jim Tovey, Ward 1 Councillor, City of Mississauga and Region of Peel

This post is concerned with the current project, initiated by the Ontario government, to reform the Ontario Municipal Board. The deputation to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing from City of Mississauga Ward 1 Councillor Jim Tovey (please see … Continue reading

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You Can Make Things Happen – Mississauga Culture: Community Meeting Dates: We see here a celebration of community engagement

Click here to access a February 10, 2017 Mississauga Culture message about Community Meetings Dates > You Can Make Things Happen The text of the message, from the link at the top of this page, reads: Have your say! We’ve … Continue reading

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Toronto’s 1950s emergency housing: An informative, comprehensive overview by Kevin Brushett (2007)

Where will the people go? At a previous post, I’ve shared a PDF link for a paper entitled: “Where will the people go: Toronto’s Emergency Housing Program and the Limits of Canadian Social Housing Policy, 1944-1957 (2007).” This is a valuable … Continue reading

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Life at the Long Branch Army Camp, long, long ago! – Garry Burke shares additional comments

A previous post is entitled: Ted Long shares photos from the Long Branch army camp in the 1950s; with comments from Ted Long & Garry Burke I am pleased to share with you an additional comment (Jan. 31, 2017) from … Continue reading

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Ted Long shares photos from the Long Branch army camp in the 1950s; with comments from Ted Long & Garry Burke

In a previous post, I’ve shared comments from Ted Long, regarding the wartime and postwar housing that was in place at Small Arms Ltd. in the 1940s and 1950s. The Long Branch army camp was in what is now Lakeview … Continue reading

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Where Europe’s GDP Is Rising And Falling: Impressive data visualization at CityLab.com

A Jan. 18, 2017 CityLab.com article is entitled: “Where Europe’s GDP Is Rising And Falling: These maps break down the EU’s wealth, region by region.” Great use of data visualization! Very impressive work. Also, of interest: A Jan. 27, 2017 Brookings … Continue reading

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CBC The Current podcast: We are natural storytelling machines, not statisticians – The Undoing Project (2017)

A Jan. 27, 2017 CBC The Current article (with a link to a podcast) is entitled: “How two game-changing psychologists changed the way we think about thinking.” Click here for a transcript of the Jan. 27, 2017 CBC interview > … Continue reading

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History of Canadian housing: Keeping to the Marketplace (1993); Unplanned Suburbs (1996); Emergence of Social Security (1997); Social Policy & Practice (2006)

A previous post is entitled Where will the people go: Toronto’s Emergency Housing Program and the Limits of Canadian Social Housing Policy, 1944-1957. Many perspectives – such as ones based on history, political economy, and economics, or a combination of … Continue reading

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