Are developers responsible for hosing down top soil areas that produce dust clouds?

I’m pleased to share with you this message from Peter Riedel. If you have an answer to his question, please let us know: Question Hello, It is my understanding that Developers are responsible for hosing down top soil areas that produce constant dust clouds. I have seen incessant dust clouds on the Lakeshore/Park Lawn stretch […]

Front-page Etobicoke Guardian article highlights efforts to preserve 28 Daisy Avenue in Long Branch

A letter writing project is under way to show support for the nomination of 28 Daisy Avenue — the oldest remaining building in Long Branch — as a heritage building. Here’s a front-page article by Tamara Shephard in The Etobicoke Guardian highlighting the community effort to save this building. (Click on the link in the […]

Next steps for Wesley Mimico United Church: June 26, 2012 proposals

I’m very pleased that I had the opportunity to attend a meeting of the Wesley Mimico Community Forum on September 24, 2012 at the Wesley Mimico United Church. I live in Long Branch, but have an interest in the story of the next steps for the Wesley Mimico United Church. I’m involved because the congregation […]

Update regarding Amedeo Garden Court heritage buildings

We are pleased to say that Ward 6 Etobicoke-Lakeshore Councillor Mark Grimes’ office has informed us that Longo Corporation will be keeping the heritage wall and gates at Amedeo Garden Court, and restoring the gardens for the public to access. As well, it’s our understanding that the house will be fully restored and it has […]

66 Feet: The space between buildings. Impressive blog related to the City of Toronto.

66 Feet (Click on the link to open it.)  

Connectedness comes from a key minority of nodes: Communication power (2009) and The information (2011)

Communication power (2009) by Manuel Castells is concerned with empirical evidence and political communication theories. I was impressed when I encountered  the description by Peter Burke (2005) of how Castells has conceptualized city life and cities in the context of postmodernity. Castells has remarked that ‘The city is everywhere and in everything,’ and that networks constitute […]

Please write a letter today in support of the designation of 28 Daisy Avenue as a heritage property. It’s the oldest remaining building in Long Branch.

The historical farmhouse (see photos, maps, and details below) at 28 Daisy Avenue in Long Branch is for sale. If you have questions after reading this blog post, please contact us through the ‘Contact Us’ link at this website. Denise Harris, president of the Etobicoke Historical Society, has completed a nomination form for the designation of […]

Workers, Warriors, and Weapons: Open House at Dixie Road and Lakeshore Road East, Saturday, September 29, 2012, 10:10 am – 4:00 pm

Meet them all right here … Workers, warriors, and weapons I happened to read this banner while riding my bicycle in the neighbourhood. Usually I ride along the Waterfront Trail from Long Branch to Port Credit or thereabouts and back. On a recent ride, I changed my route to have a look at the Small Arms Building. […]

Moose stops to observe visitors on country road then continues on its way

During the summer of 2012, a moose stopped to have a look while crossing a country road. After spending some time observing visitors on the road, it continued on its way. To enlarge each image, click on it. Click again to enlarge it further. Use your ‘Back’ button to return to the page you are […]

Pankaj Mishra describes the arrival of modernity in South Asia

The arrival of modernity has occurred at different times in different places. Prior to postmodernity, as Burke (2005) has noted, modernity held the stage. Charles Taylor, in Malaise of modernity (1992), highlights the cultural origins of modernity. Theodore Rabb, in The last days of the Renaissance and the path to modernity (2006) also outlines the steps to modernity. With regard to […]