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An occasional Newsletter from Preserved Stories.

The Mississauga meme has been: “No Tall Towers on the Lake” – will the meme survive?

This post concerns a well-attended community meeting, featuring many lively discussions, held at the Waterside Inn in Port Credit on Nov. 21, 2017. The meeting concerned the next steps for redevelopment of a stretch of Port Credit waterfront. This post … Continue reading

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Consultation on Laneway Housing – Nov. 30, 2017; starts 6:30 pm, Council Chamber, City Hall, 100 Queen Street West

I am pleased to share the following information from the website of City of Toronto Wad 6 Trinity-Spadina Councillor Joe Cressy Laneway Suites- November 30 Community Consultation posted by Joe Cressy on November 20, 2017 Tucked away near the places … Continue reading

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When I visit the USA, I adopt the mindset of “the foreign correspondent”

Update As noted in a comment at the end of this post, the flippant tone of my review of the Chicago Tribune “gentrification” article is perhaps not warranted. Accordingly, a tentative bottom line that occurs to me, influenced by the … Continue reading

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My father’s photo album from 1936 Berlin Olympics drives my interest in reading Richard J. Evans’ trilogy about Nazi Germany

I have long been pondering how to approach the writing of a post about my late father’s 1936 Berlin Olympics photo album. The photo on the right was taken in Tartu, Estonia in 1936 or earlier. The photo, which is available … Continue reading

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Photo from Ulrich Laska (MCHS 1963) of Walter Rhead, Kathleen Dawson and Ulrich Laska reconnecting in Mexico

Ulrich Laska (MCHS 1963) – Nov. 17, 2017: Walter Rhead, Kathleen Dawson and Ulrich Laska reconnecting at Villa Estrella in Mexico. A lovely heartfelt reunion of dear old friends, in a magical place, catching up on whole lifetimes. Many hugs … Continue reading

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Long Branch Neighbourhood Character Guidelines – Text of Final Report, Oct. 26, 2017

A previous post is entitled: Long Branch Character Guidelines final staff report passed unanimously by Etobicoke-York Community Council The staff report in question, which was passed unanimously (by recorded vote) at the Nov. 14, 2017 meeting of the Etobicoke-York Community … Continue reading

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Humber Bay Park Project – Building Concept

I’ve recently received a notice about a CCFEW Bird Walk. The notice includes a reference to the Humber Bay Park project. The text in the message refers to an Oct. 30, 2017 meeting about the Humber Bay Park architectural component. … Continue reading

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Long Branch Character Guidelines final staff report passed unanimously by Etobicoke-York Community Council

I wasn’t planning to attend the Nov. 14, 2017 meeting of the Etobicoke-York Community Council, where the Long Branch Character Guidelines final staff report was up for a vote. I’m pleased I attended. At the last minute, after reading an … Continue reading

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City of Mississauga: A New Master Plan for Culture – Nov. 30, 2017, 6:00 pm Open House & Presentation

The following message is from Mississauga Culture. Click here to access the message in your browser > A New Master Plan for Culture A Culture Master Plan will provide direction for investment in arts, culture and heritage. The plan will … Continue reading

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Iris Evelina Giggs (1929-2017) excelled as a ballet teacher in Toronto and Mississauga

I met Jonathan Giggs, son of Iris Evelina Giggs, at a recent Ward 6 Local History event, outlined at a previous post: Highly valuable local history project has been initiated by Ward 6 Councillor Mark Grimes Jonathan mentioned that his mother, … Continue reading

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