Support the ACO (Architectural Conservancy of Ontario) as yet another major block of history is threatened: Text from ACO newsletter

The following text is from the newsletter of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario. Past President Lloyd Alter writes: It’s deja vu all over again as another major block of historic buildings are threatened, this time in Hamilton. Just like in Brantford a few years ago, the buildings were not designated, so the developer is able […]

Starting in 1949, Goffman adopted the role of an American college student studying the economics of island farming

Doctoral research As Gregory W.H. Smith (2006) notes, Erving Goffman’s doctoral dissertation, submitted to the Department of Sociology at the University of Chicago, was the product of twelve months of field work on the Shetland Islands between December 1949 and May 1951. Goffman describes his field work role thus (the quote is from Smith, 2006, […]

September 12, 2012 Healthy Dose of Green forum: Final Report

Sept. 12, 2012 Healthy Dose of Green forum In an earlier blog post, I shared background about the Trees for Life project. On September 12, 2012 I had the good fortune to attend a Healthy Dose of Green forum described below: Health Forum Report Final Following the September 2012, meeting, a small group was convened to […]

Ward 6, City budget information meeting, Jan. 9, 2013 at 7:00 pm. Speaker is Councillor Shelley Carroll

Following message is from Michael Craig of Sixth Street Dear Friends of Social, Recreational and HUMAN Services in South Etobicoke, Because we love our city and south Etobicoke, we must take action collectively to convince City Council, and Councillor Grimes in particular, NOT to balance the city budget on the backs of our most vulnerable […]

Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Laurel Broten’s New Year’s Levee invitation – Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 – 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Message from the Office of Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Laurel Broten   The Levee will take place on Sunday, January 6th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall Branch 210 – 110 Jutland Road. This is a community event that is open to everyone, and Laurel is hoping to see many Etobicoke-Lakeshore residents […]

Gore Park strip in Hamilton, Ontario, could be cleared for demolition as soon as Jan. 9, 2013

Dec. 20, 2012 CBC article concerning Gore Park strip in Hamilton, Ontario. The opening sentence reads: “A row of historic buildings lining the south side of Gore Park could come down as early as January — radically changing the landscape of downtown Hamilton — unless council moves to protect them.” The facelift and the wrecking […]