Jane Jacobs was not an academic

I heard Jane Jacobs speak in Toronto around the early 1980s when I lived for a brief period on Toronto Island. In those years the Toronto Island community on Ward Island and Algonquin Island was facing eviction at the hands of the Metropolitan Toronto government whose political leadership had a strong desire to turn the […]

28 Daisy Avenue designation request from City of Toronto Staff accepted unanimously by Etobicoke York Community Council

At the Etobicoke York Community Council meeting on Feb. 26, 2013, following deputations from Denise Harris, Heritage Officer with the Etobicoke Heritage Society and Madeleine McDowell, Chair of the Humber Heritage Committee, the designation recommendation for 28 Daisy Avenue was unanimously accepted by the Community Council. This is good news for the community. We owe thanks […]

Discover Black History bus tour has been rescheduled to this Saturday, March 2, 2013

Following message is from Heritage Toronto: Due to the weather conditions on February on 9th, the Discover Black History bus tour has been rescheduled to this Saturday. There are still seats available! To purchase tickets call Heritage Toronto at 416.338.1339. Saturday March 2 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM DISCOVER BLACK HISTORY IN TORONTO Join us for a special […]

Feb. 25, 2013 Etobicoke Guardian article: Council rejects Grimes’ Mimico development incentives

The Feb. 25, 2013 Etobicoke Guardian article by David Nickle on the rejection by City Council of Mimico development incentives proposed by Ward 6 Councillor Mark Grimes can be found here. [To access the article, click on the link in previous sentence.] The opening paragraphs of the article read as follows: Council rejects Grimes’ Mimico […]

David Suzuki Foundation – Toronto’s Natural Homegrown Park project

The following message is from the David Suzuki Foundation: Do you have great ideas and a passion for community? Do you live, work or play in Toronto’s Ward 19? If you answered yes, you need to be part of Toronto’s Homegrown National Park project! The David Suzuki Foundation has embarked on a mission to establish a […]

Local Air Quality Open House – Feb. 28, 2013, 6:30 pm – Assembly Hall

Details can be found here.  

28 Daisy Avenue is on Etobicoke York Community Council agenda 10:15 am, Tues., Feb, 26, 2013

The link to the agenda can be found here. Denise Harris, Heritage Officer, Etobicoke Historical Society, writes: “I will be at the EYCC meeting on Tuesday to speak in support of the designation of 28 Daisy, especially since the Etobicoke Historical Society submitted the original application. No one opposed the designation at the Toronto Preservation […]

Find out how the Ombudsman’s Office serves you – March 5, 2013 (North Etobicoke), March 7, 2013 (South Etobicoke at LAMP)

Tenant workshop – Mimico Centennial Library – Thurs., Feb, 28, 2013, 6:00 pm

Following message is from Carolyn MacLeod:

Message from Carolyn MacLeod, Co-chair, W6 Community Action Team

Following message is from Carolyn MacLeod: Below is a portion of the blog Russ Ford, Executive Director of LAMP CHC,  wrote on February 24, 2013. It contains information you should know about how developers can get around city by-laws. “The city recently completed its budget process. What is always missing from any discussion of city […]