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Where will the people go: Toronto’s Emergency Housing Program and the Limits of Canadian Social Housing Policy, 1944-1957

A subsequent post is entitled: Toronto’s 1950s emergency housing: An informative, comprehensive overview by Kevin Brushett (2007) A previous post is entitled: Seeking information: Wartime and postwar housing at Small Arms Ltd. in Lakeview and elsewhere I have recently learned … Continue reading

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Artifacts and Alliances (2015) concerns museums and storytelling

A previous post is entitled: Storytelling: Getting attention; playing the role; collaboration. As noted at the post, a Dec. 1, 2016 Canadian Museum of History article is entitled: “Canadian History Hall Storytelling: The Human Experience.” The opening paragraph reads: As … Continue reading

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Storytelling: Getting attention; playing the role; collaboration

This post concerns three key features or elements of storytelling. At a previous post, I have noted some insights that have occurred to me regarding storytelling. Some subsequent posts are entitled: CBC The Current podcast: We are natural storytelling machines, not statisticians … Continue reading

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Hidden Hydrology: Exploring lost rivers, buried creeks & disappeared streams

Interesting website: Hidden Hydrology:  Exploring lost rivers, buried creeks & disappeared streams. Connecting historic ecology + the modern metropolis On Twitter it’s at @hiddenhydrology (joined September 2016). Well worth following. Click here for previous posts about lost rivers >  

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Seeking information: Wartime and postwar housing at Small Arms Ltd. in Lakeview and elsewhere

Please note that subsequent posts include: Where will the people go: Toronto’s Emergency Housing Program and the Limits of Canadian Social Housing Policy, 1944-1957 Ted Long shares photos from the Long Branch army camp in the 1950s; with comments from … Continue reading

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How do I reach an audience?

A previous post is entitled: What makes a good story? The following links address a related question, namely: How do you reach an audience? Harvard Business Review counsels readers on how to get attention A Jan. 6, 2017 Harvard Business … Continue reading

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Great interview regarding Human Scale Development with Councillor Jim Tovey at NewsTalk 1010 on Jan. 7, 2017

You can access the interview at 43.15 on the streaming Jan. 7, 2017 clip at the following link: Simply Real Estate with Todd C. Slater Click here for previous posts about Mississauga Ward 1 Councillor Jim Tovey > Jim Tovey … Continue reading

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What makes a good story?

What makes a good story? I can think of at least three things: The story has to take hold of, and hold onto, the attention of the audience. The storyteller who “plays the role” will likely connect with the audience. … Continue reading

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Conserving Long Branch – January 2017 Update from David Godley

Update: We’ve had a question regarding what the De Gasperis decision, which David has referred to from time to time, means. David writes: “De Gasperis is the Divisional Court decision which says minor means small in size and small in impact. You … Continue reading

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City of Mississauga demonstrates a great sense of scale in decision-making

Updates: A Jan. 1, 2017 Toronto Star article is entitled: “19 years ago, Toronto’s six boroughs amalgamated: 19 years ago today, Toronto’s surrounding communities amalgamated in one of the most controversial moves in Toronto’s municipal government history.” A Jan. 3, 2017 … Continue reading

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