Architectural iconoclast wins Pritzker Prize (March 17, 2013 New York Times)

The opening paragraphs of the New York Times report read as follows: Toyo Ito, a Japanese architect who broke from Modernism and designed a library that survived his country’s catastrophic 2011 earthquake, was awarded his profession’s top honor, the Pritzker Architecture Prize, on Sunday. “Toyo Ito is a creator of timeless buildings, who at the same […]

Murray Smith years ago lived at 184 Lake Promenade in Long Branch

The following messages, which I read with much interest, are from Murray Smith, a visitor to this website He’s given me permission to quote him. Long Branch Memories March 15, 2013 Jaan: It’s fascinating to see the brief correspondence about the old hometown that you’ve collected. On occasion I will search different areas I remember […]

Great Lakes experiencing ‘new stresses’ – CBC News, March 15, 2013

I have a particular interest in the Great Lakes in the preparations for the May 4 and May 5, 2013 Jane’s Walks in Long Branch that Mike James and I will be leading near the shoreline of Lake Ontario. The following headline, photo, and opening sentences are from a March 15, 2013 CBC News report […]

New poll says two-thirds of Torontonians went down to the waterfront in past year – Toronto Star, March 15, 2013

Following  text features the opening sentences of a March 15, 2013 Toronto Star article about the Toronto waterfront. To access the full article, click on the link in the previous sentence. David Juliusson of Toronto alerted me to this article. He commented: “This shows the importance of vigilance on the Toronto waterfront. Subject: Toronto Star […]

March 14, 2013 news update from Mimico Residents Association

Following news update is from Mimico Residents Association: March 2013 Community News Mimico Residents Association ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Date: Thursday, March 21st Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Mimico Baptist Church, 80 Hillside Ave Reminder: There will be a membership desk where members can check their Membership status and renew/pay their membership dues – $10 for the year per household. […]

Milton Glaser (2000) argues that anything purposeful can be called an act of design

How can we contextualize design? A good place to begin is with the genesis of Nathan Glaser’s career as a designer. Cats and bats Milton Glaser remarks in Art is work: Graphic design, interiors, objects and illustration (2000) that he’s drawn to the observation and drawing of animals. “I realize,” he explains (p. 95), “that what […]

Notice of Public Meeting – April 9, 2013, 7:00 pm – Mimico 20/20 Staff Report and Secondary Plan

Following messages is from the Mimico 20/20 Team: Hello to all Mimico 20/20 Participants, I’m pleased to advise you that the Notice of Public Meeting for the Mimico-by-the-Lake 2020 Project has been published in the newspaper, the Toronto Sun, today. The staff report and Mimico-by-the-Lake Secondary Plan are scheduled to be presented to Community Council […]

Built Heritage News – Issue No. 208 | March 12, 2013

The current issue of Built Heritage News can be found here. Click on the link in the previous sentence to access the newsletter. Among the highlights is the following text from Nathan Ng: 10. Historical Maps of Toronto: Simple, free, online access: Nathan Ng Simple, free, online access to historical maps of Toronto One of […]

Wynne responds to wind concerns. And heritage is raised. Message from Tom Millar.

The following message if from Tom Millar of Toronto: Hello….I’m e-passing this onto you because there is a public comment made by a concerned group that raises heritage in the context of ‘green energy’…..At last! and also reported by local media/newspaper “Wynne responded to a letter from Gillan Richards, executive member of Save Ontario’s Algoma Region (SOAR), […]

Mimico Residents Association – Minutes of Feb. 6, 2013 ML Lumber/Ready Mix meeting

The minutes of the meeting are posted at the Mimico Residents Association website. You can access the file here. The MRA website is well organized and warrants a close visit.