The Sony MDR 7506 headphones are a standard model for audio engineers

Some years ago I bought a set of Sony MDR 7506 headphones for monitoring of sound quality when recording interviews. I’m very pleased with the product. It didn’t cost all that much and the sound quality is excellent. A Feb. 29, 2013 New York Times article about fashion headphones quotes an audio engineer named Jim […]

Ontario’s heritage places of worship may be characterized as living cultural heritage resources

This blog post concerns Heritage Places of Worship: A Guide to Conserving Heritage Places of Worship in Ontario Communities. As I understand, this is an Ontario Heritage Tool kit document. You can access the PDF file of the guide by clicking here. Alternatively you can access the file by clicking on the following link: Heritage_Tool_Kit_Places_of_Worship The […]

News release: Province helping to protect the Great Lakes

Laurel Broten, M.P.P. Etobicoke – Lakeshore News Release Communiqué For Immediate Release March 26, 2013 Province Helping You To Protect the Great Lakes New Ontario Government Supports Local Action Etobicoke – The new Ontario government is working with communities in Etobicoke-Lakeshore to help protect and enhance the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund provides grants […]

In the past, the advice was: Focus on what you love and your career will follow from there

In earlier decades, I often came across variations of a statement for young people thinking of their future careers. Typically, the advice would be along the lines of: Focus on what you love and your career will follow from that. In more recent years, I’ve tended to come across the advice that young people would […]

Ormsby / Franceschini Estate – Returning to Etobicoke York Community Council – April 9, 2013

Please note the Community Council meeting is April 9 not April 6 as previously indicated. The following March 26, 2013 message is from Michael Harrison: Good Morning: I am pleased to let you know that the city staff report to declare the city’s intent to designate the Ormsby/Franceschini (Mimico Estates) estate under the Ontario Heritage […]

My interest in the Wesley Mimico United Church redevelopment process began with my involvement with the Parkview School project

This blog post describes how I developed an interest in the unfolding story involving the redevelopment of the Wesley Mimico United Church located at 2 Station Road in Mimico. I live in Long Branch, not Mimico. I’m not a member of the United Church. Yet the story of the church is of much interest to […]

War of 1812 lecture series – April 3, 10, 17, 24

The following information is from this Heritage Toronto link. Candy, Cows and Commemoration: the Case of Laura Secord Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 7:00 PM Mimico Centennial Public Library Auditorium, 47 Station Road Loyal they remained? Loyalty, identity, and the War of 1812 in Upper Canada. Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 7:00 PM North York […]

March 25, 2013 Toronto Star article regarding reported decline in quality of condo construction

I found a March 25, 2013 Toronto Star article regarding the quality of condo construction of interest as quite a number of such articles such as a CBC News feature have appeared. The headline and subhead read as follows: Growing Up: Are Toronto’s new condos built to last? Building experts worry too many condos are […]

Update regarding photo from about 1927 of radial bridge over Highway 2 at Etobicoke Creek

In a previous blog post I’ve mentioned we’re seeking details about a photo from about 1927 at Etobicoke Creek. This is the photo we are using to publicize one of the 2013 Jane’s Walks in Long Branch. Jim Carr of Toronto sent me an email on March 24, 2013 in which he mentioned: “I googled […]

Upcoming events – CCFEW has a good overview of important upcoming meetings

You can access the overview here. Please note also the Committee of Adjustment meeting regarding 32 Ninth Street is on March 28, 2013 at 1:00 pm. For information click here. That is, the blog posts – featuring many photos and background documents – related to 32 Ninth Street can be found under the Construction category […]