Question from Peter Riedel regarding fate of remaining trees between Park Lawn Rd/Marine Parade Dr and Bookers Lane

Hello Councillor Grimes, I am inquiring if all remaining trees standing today between Park Lawn Rd/MarineParade Dr and Bookers Lane on the south side of Lake Shore Blvd will be cut down! Have any provisions or steps been taken to save any of these older growth trees or are they to be replaced by 6 foot […]

Beach Motel sign was first thing to go: Nov. 15, 2012 Toronto Star article

Update A July 7, 2016 post is entitled: On July 12, 2016 Toronto City Council Agenda: Investigation Report Regarding Conduct of Ward 6 Councillor Mark Grimes [End of update]   Peter Riedel, whose photo of The Beach Motel is posted on this page, has asked if I know if The Beach Motel sign was saved […]

MRA’s Mimico 20/20 height and density survey report (November 2012)

The Mimico Residents Association (MRA) has released a report of based on its Mimico 20/20 survey from November 2012: Download the PDF Survey Report here. The MRA has provided the following summary: The majority (64.7%) of respondents disagree to strongly disagree that height of 16-25 storeys is appropriate for the locations indicated in the Plan. […]

Next steps for Wesley Mimico United Church: Nov. 20, 2012 community forum

Re-purpose, renew, add In this blog post, I will share information from a Nov. 20, 2012 community forum concerned with redevelopment of the Wesley Mimico United Church. A more recent blog post provides a further update. Some attendees at the Nov. 20, 2012 meeting are members of the congregation; some work with groups now using […]

Long Branch demographic profile

As you may know the City of Toronto website features demographic profiles for neighbourhoods across Toronto. The profile for Long Branch can be found here. Here’s the 2011 Long Branch social profile for age and gender. Here’s the corresponding 2011 city-wide profile for age and gender. Below is a list of other data that can […]

Genocide qualifies as a systematic object for social science: Zygmunt Bauman (1989)

Previous blog posts at the Preserved Stories website have addressed social history in the context of deindustrialization and documentary making. I’ve also shared highlights from studies addressing history and social theory in the context of postmodernity and a return to narration. As well, I’ve shared information related to military history and the relation between instrumental reason and modernity. The […]

No bike parking at Mimico Adult Centre

I admire efforts by cyclists to get more people on bikes. David Juliusson has shared a photo and a story related to the recent Mimico 20/20 meeting: He comments that a Mimico 20/20 meeting was held on Dec. 6, 2012 at the Mimico Adult Centre which is a Toronto District School Board facility also used […]

Perception is reality does not apply to climate change

Updates When I say that perception is reality does not apply in the case of climate change I’m saying that reality in this case obtrudes – as contested to many other situations in life, where evidence and facts can readily be ignored in favour of varied preferred ways of seeing things. A book that comes […]

First Annual Community Carol Concert next Sunday Dec. 16, 2012 – Mimico Presbyterian Church

Following message is from Mary Bella of Mimico Dear Mimico Friends and Neighbours, Please find below a poster for the First Annual Community Carol Concert next Sunday December 16th.   There’s lots of space, so we’d like to fill it up by inviting lots of neighbours, friends and family to this event and making this […]

Message from Malcolm Archer regarding OMB hearing Dec. 11, 2012 re: 168 Lake Promenade

Malcolm Archer has sent an e-mail stressing the importance of having a good turn-out at the OMB hearing that’s being held to determine the future of 168 Lake Promenade. He writes: Even if you are not planning to speak at the hearing, your presence will reinforce our stand against the severing of this lot and […]