Natalie Zemon Davis is acclaimed for her pioneering approach to previously unexamined aspects of social history

Natalie Zemon Davis has recently been named a Companion of the Order of Canada in recognition of her “distinguished contributions to the field of history, notably her pioneering approach to previously unexamined aspects of social history.” Among her books are Trickster travels: a sixteenth-century Muslim between worlds, Women on the margins: Three seventeenth-century lives, and […]

Message from Harry Oussoren on behalf of Mimico Lakeshore Network regarding Mimico 20/20 process

The following message, was sent by Harry Oussoren to Matthew Premru of the City of Toronto. Date: June 28, 2012 Subject: MLN Response Dear Matthew: On behalf of the MLN Steering Group, I forward to you and your colleagues in the City of Toronto Planning Department the considered response to various questions posed by the Planning […]

168 Lake Promenade in Long Branch, South Etobicoke, in the City of Toronto

I’m pleased to share with you the following message from Malcolm Archer of the Ratepayers Association of South Long Branch (RASL). Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2012 Subject: 168 Lake Promenade Once again today, neighbours stood together to oppose the severance of a lot in our beautiful neighbourhood. I wish to thank personally, those who supported […]

Beyond the military revolution: War in the seventeenth-century world (Jeremy Black, 2011)

Jeremy Black is author of many books, three of which I’ll discuss in this blog post: (1) Beyond the military revolution: War in the seventeenth-century world (2011). (2) War and the new disorder in the 21st century (2004) and (3) War and the cultural turn (2012). In Beyond the military revolution (2011), Jeremy Black demonstrates cogency, […]

Culture Days update — Everyone can participate

Subject: Culture Days update — Everyone can participate Culture Days – be involved — September 28, 29 and 30, 2012 Pass this along to everyone and anyone who might want to be part of the Lakeshore Culture Crawl! And remember to upload your events onto the Culture Days website –- If we all use Lakeshore […]

Long Branch Historical Society: June 2012 update

Because of some organizational issues involving the society that I encountered at that time, I resigned as president of the Long Branch Historical Society on June 19, 2012. Archives A selection of archival materials, otherwise destined for appraisal by an archivist from the Toronto Archives, have been moved to a storage facility on Birmingham Avenue. Whether or not […]

Call for Opposition – 168 Lake Promenade, June 28, 2012: Message from Ratepayers’ Association of South Long Branch

JOIN your neighbours. In keeping with RASL’s desire to maintain and/or enhance the character of our South Long Branch neighbourhood we are committed to supporting residents who are facing adverse development applications. The following request has been submitted to RASL members on behalf of the neighbours of 168 Lake Promenade. As always, support of RASL […]

Tonight Newspaper (June 15-17, 2012: Vol. 03, Issue 190) highlights Long Branch in its ‘cottage country’ days

An article in the weekend edition (June 15-17 , 2012: Vol. 03, Isue 190) of The Tonight Newspaper provides a good overview of the early history of Long Branch as an early ‘cottage country’ resort. Click on the link, “The Tonight Newspaper,” in the paragraph above. That will take you to the edition of the […]

Further comments from Richard McQuade concerning Long Branch archives

Richard McQuade, whose earlier comments are included in a recent blog post about the Long Branch archives, has shared the following comments. For ease of online reading, I’ve subdivided longer paragraphs into shorter ones. Richard McQuade comments: “I find some of the comments interesting and am not entirely in agreement with some of them. For […]