Peter Hall’s (2002) intellectual history of twentieth-century urban planning

Peter Hall focuses, in Cities of tomorrow: An intellectual history of urban planning and design in the twentieth century, third edition (2002), on the power of ideas. Hall is also author of London voices, London lives: Tales from a working capital (2007), in which Londoners speaks of their lives in their own voices. In his […]

11 Lake Promenade: In respect of informing the community, letters of objections should be sent to the Committee of Adjustment

The Committee of Adjustment meeting regarding 11 Lake Promenade will be held on Feb. 14, 2013 at 3:00 pm. The PDF file regarding the 11 Lake Promenade application to the Committee of Adjustment can be found at this link: Committee of Adjustment February 14th A neighbour who lives in Long Branch has shared with me […]

Update from Matthew Premru, City of Toronto, re Mimico 20/20

Following text is from Matthew Premru: Hello to All, and I hope everyone’s new year is off to a good start. Work on the Mimico-by-the-Lake Secondary Plan is progressing and the Community Services Gap Analysis Study prepared by Urban Strategies is now available online under the Sub-Consultant Reports section of our homepage. As work continues, […]

Gordon Freeland of Brampton seeks information related to Long Branch. Can you help?

Gordon Freeland of  Brampton has shared the following information in an email to Denise Harris, Heritage Officer, Etobicoke Heritage Society: “Now at 82 I must accept I am part of LB history. Born Aug 11, 1930 on 9th St New Toronto, and first school was J.S. Bell til June 1939. “My father, James Freeland, immigrated […]

History of Regent Park

Updates & Note Please note: I’ve included this in the Category that deals with Malcolm Campbell High School Stories (Before & After) as it concerns a particular way of seeing the world, that was prevalent in Canada in the 1950s. A Sept. 26, 2013 Globe and Mail article featuring the Daniele Corp. is entitled: “The developer […]

Ward 3 Trustee Pamela Gough’s Update – Jan. 26, 2013

The following text is from the office of Ward 3 TDSB Trustee Pamela Gough Ward 3 Trustee Pamela Gough’s Update January 26, 2013 Stay in the loop with what’s happening in education by following Pamela on Twitter at @pamelagough! Special Focus: January 29th Ward forum on Bill 115 and the new premier Judging from discussions at […]

OMB decision – 168 Lake Promenade in Long Branch (in Toronto not New Jersey)

This blog post presents the key parts of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) decision regarding 168 Lake Promenade. Of relevance with regard to the OMB is this earlier blog post highlighting a letter from Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Laurel Broten in which she refers to provincial legislation introduced in 2007 regarding the appeals process. Purpose and layout […]

Information related to building of Etobicoke Creek Trail in area of QEW bridge

From time to time there’s been discussion, at this website and elsewhere, regarding the extension of the trail that currently runs along Etobicoke Creek from Marie Curtis Park to the QEW bridge near Sherway Gardens. Message from Peter Milczyn’s Office Councillor Peter Milczyn’s Office on Jan. 23, 2013 sent an email regarding this topic. The […]

A Long Branch resident passed along to Barry Kemp this photo of the Eastwood Park Hotel

  This is a photo that Barry Kemp, past president of the Long Branch Historical Society, received some time ago from a resident of Long Branch. Update (June 3, 2013): Along with the photo that I received from Barry Kemp was a photocopy of the back of a post card, on which was written the […]

Item EY21.49 regarding Mimico 20/20 was adopted by Etobicoke York Community Council on Jan. 22, 2013

Item EY21.49 regarding Mimico 20/20 can be found here. [To read the item in its original format, click on link in previous sentence.] The text [I’ve broken some longer text blocks into shorter paragraphs] reads as follows: Tracking Status This item was considered by the Etobicoke York Community Council on January 22, 2013 and adopted without amendment. It […]