Category Archives: Toronto

How Mississauga’s historic Small Arms Building was saved from demolition years ago

I was really pleased to have the opportunity, at a Small Arms Building groundbreaking ceremony on June 17, 2017, to record interviews about the steps – initiated when a Lakeview resident had seen a demolition truck at the gate of … Continue reading

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Marlene Slotin writes: Does anyone remember these details from Ville St. Laurent in the 1950s?

I very much like how this website occasionally serves as a networking resource. A previous post is entitled: We’ve had many comments in response to Graeme Decarie’s Bois Franc question At the previous post, Marlene Slotin has shared a comment, … Continue reading

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Lively, well-attended groundbreaking ceremony at Small Arms Building, June 17, 2017

A well-attended June 17, 2017 event at the historic Small Arms Inspection Building in Mississauga began with a series of lively presentations, followed by a most enjoyable groundbreaking ceremony. The ceremony marks the beginning of the repurposing of the historic … Continue reading

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The OMB took this 9 Meaford Ave. photo montage as evidence; Committee of Adjustment rejected it out of hand

The OMB took this 9 Meaford Ave. photo montage as evidence. The Etobicoke-York Committee of Adjustment had rejected it out of hand. The Committee has made a point of consistently rejecting such mock ups, prepared by residents. In the subjective … Continue reading

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City of Mississauga kicks off rehabilitation of Small Arms Building; official ceremony begins 11:00 am, June 17, 2017

Click here for previous posts about the Small Arms Building > Click here for previous posts about postwar emergency housing (in vicinity of Small Arms Building and elsewhere in the Greater Toronto Region) >   Tweet from Mayor Crombie I … Continue reading

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Conserving Long Branch June 2017 Update 2 from David Godley

The following update is from David Godley of Long Branch: Long Branch is desperately hoping for sunny ways with the beginning of the Toronto Local Appeal Board 1) Application Status 2) Long Branch Neighbourhood Association 3) Willowdale Urban Desogn Guidelines … Continue reading

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PL161048 – OMB Decision Issued – 9 Meaford Ave. in Long Branch (Toronto): Consent and variances refused

The decision is accessible at this PDF file: PL161048-JUN-13-2017 Below is an overview, regarding the case at hand, from David Godley of Long Branch: 9me  

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Climate change and Greater Toronto Region: Links updates

A previous post is entitled: Put your money in Conservation Authority Flood Management Programs and it will be well-spent – May 10, 2017 Credit Valley Conservation post An April 29, 2017 CBC article is entitled: “Toronto the resilient: how the … Continue reading

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The story of the Long Branch Race Track is part of the history of Long Branch (Toronto not New Jersey)

Several previous posts have included comments from Bill Rawson of Long Branch Furniture: Click here to access previous posts featuring Bill Rawson > Long Branch Furniture is located across from the Long Branch Library on Lake Shore Blvd. West in … Continue reading

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Inchworms are prolific and resilient: Sciencing.com article, April 24, 2017

I didn’t know much about inchworms but I do now, having read about them at the following link: Inchworm Life Cycle Here’s a brief video of an inchworm travelling across a tabletop. I like the way it tries to figure … Continue reading

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