Message from LEAF — Please sign up online to become an volunteer EAB (Emerald Ash Borer) Ambassador.

Dear LEAF Volunteers, We are calling on every single LEAF volunteer to help rewrite the story of how Emerald Ash Borer will affect our city. This invasive insect is threatening 860,000 ash trees and we’re asking people to spend an hour or more of their time to become an EAB Ambassadors and help educate your […]

Michael Harrison will talk about The Estates of Mimico Beach on Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Estates of Mimico Beach: June 19, 2012 A news update from the Long Branch Historical Society is available elsewhere on this site. Our next meeting is at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at the Long Branch Library at 3500 Lake Shore Blvd. West. The meetings are open to the public and there […]

What are the next steps for the archives of the Long Branch Historical Society?

The Long Branch Historical Society is currently deciding what to do with its archives. Over the past year, I’ve been gathering information about the options available to us. This is a small part part of a story being played out at one level or another across Canada. Some local communities are able to find a […]

You’re invited to a presentation on June 26, 2012 at 7:30 pm – “Heritage Tree – Preserving Our Natural Roots”

Presented by Friends of Centennial Park Conservatory “Heritage Tree – Preserving Our Natural Roots” Guest Speaker: Edith George Edith George is an advisor to the Ontario Urban Forest Council and is a past director of the board of the Weston Historical Society. What is a heritage tree? “As more people learn about the importance of […]

Frontier as metaphor

Etobicoke South Cycling Committee will be holding a meeting on June 12 from 7 to 9 pm at LAMP

We’re pleased to share with you the following information from David Juliusson: In partnership with the Lakeshore Planning Council and Cycle Toronto, the Etobicoke South Cycling Committee will be holding a meeting at LAMP on June 12 from 7 to 9 pm. We have two main issues to discuss. We will have successfully held the […]

On June 9, 2012, David Juliusson, Program Officer at Fort York, will lead the annual Tour de Forts bike ride

Cycling is a fun, healthy, and eco-friendly way to view Toronto’s early history. On Saturday, June 9, 2012, David Juliusson, Program Officer at Fort York, will lead the annual Tour de Forts ride, now part of the new Heritage Rides series of bike tours in and around Toronto. Here are the details for the tour, […]

June 5, 2012 Mimico 20/20 workshop was in my experience an impressive event

I’m really pleased I had the opportunity to attend the June 5, 2012 Mimico 20/20 workshop at the Large Gym at the Ken Cox Community Centre at 28 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive. The workshop had the same agenda and material as the May 29, 2012 workshop, which I had not been able to attend. […]

Warfare in North America, 1500-1865: The normal grammar that defined the meaning of wartime violence sometimes didn’t work

A blurb at the Toronto Public website notes that Wayne E. Lee, in this book published in 2011 by Oxford University Press, has concluded that: “In the end, the repeated experience of wars with barbarians or brothers created an American culture of war that demanded absolute solutions: enemies were either to be incorporated or rejected. […]

May 2012 Jane’s Walk article in upcoming CSA newsletter

Lisa Wilder is National Coordinator for the Canadian Stuttering Association (CSA). She’s also editor of CSA newsletter and webmaster of the CSA website. Lisa has recently shared with me a PDf file of an article that I wrote about the May 6, 2012 South Long Branch Jane’s Walk: May 2012 South Long Branch Jane’s Walk. Photo credit: Peter […]