Tree canopy coverage: Long Branch is at 26.5%, New Toronto is at 8.7%, Mimico is at 13.3%, Rosedale-Moore Park is at 61.8%

I’m pleased to share the following information, which I learned of on the basic of email correspondence between Carol Walker Gayle of the City of Toronto and a Long Branch resident: In 2005 the City decided to increase its tree canopy from 17/20% to 30 to 40%. It is now at 20%. In Rosedale-Moore Park it […]

October 14, 1954 article in The Advertiser describes new Wesley Mimico United Church addition

Below are scans from the October 14, 1954 issue of The Advertiser, with an article about the addition to the Wesley Mimico United Church, which was completed in 1953 according to an Aug. 21, 2013 City of Toronto staff report. To read the article, click on it to enlarge the text. Click again to enlarge […]

Christopher Hume April 26, 2013 Urban Issues article in favour of respect for and adaptation of a shared architectural heritage

I’m pleased to share the following article: Please note: The original article includes links which, to save time in the posting of the text, I have omitted. Please refer to the original article if you wish to see the links. Geoff Kettel has shared the article with a number of people; David Juliusson has forwarded […]

Citizenship Ceremony at Fort York, April 26, 2013, featured sharing of thoughts about what it means to be a Canadian

In the last several days I had the good fortune to attend several enjoyable events. On April 26, 2013 I helped out as a discussion host prior to a Citizenship Ceremony at Old Fort York in the morning and gave a short talk and slide show about the Long Branch Jane’s Walk at the Centre […]

Ward 3 Trustee Pamela Gough’s Update April 26

Following is from Trustee Pamela Gough’s Office: Sent on behalf of Trustee Pamela Gough: Ward 3 Trustee Pamela Gough’s Update April 26, 2013 Happy Earth Week! I did my traditional community clean-up on Monday, Earth Day. My husband, who is truly talented at building and fixing things, built a raised vegetable garden in our backyard […]

Reconnect to Nature in Toronto… message from Toronto Green Community

Following message is from Toronto Green Community: Hello Friends and Supporters, As Earth Day events fade into memory, don’t let the environment become a second thought. An iconic Canadian who sets an admirable example for us all is David Suzuki.  In his book, Everything Under the Sun, he states, “As biological creatures, we depend on clean […]

The geography of opportunity: Low-income families in the suburbs and related topics

The geography of opportunity: Race and housing choice in Metropolitan America, edited by Xavier de Souza Briggs, was published in 2005, before the Great Recession of 2008. Nonetheless, the book covers topics that remain of interest. Chapter 7 is entitled “New capabilities in new places: Low-income black families in suburbia.” The chapter begins with a […]

May 1, 2013 information forum – Keeping the University of Toronto Back Campus Green

We are pleased to share with you the following information from Built Heritage News regarding an information forum that will be held on May 1, 2013 as indicated below. Click here to register.

Rethinking unequal exchange: The global integration of nursing labour markets (2012)

Update: An April 28, 2013 New Yorker article about migrant labourers is entitled “Hidden from view.” Rethinking unequal exchange: The global integration of nursing labour markets (2012) deals with research related to migrant workers. The author is Salimah Valiani, Associate Researcher with the Centre for the Study of Education and Work, University of Toronto. Chapter […]

Article in April 17, 2013 The Grid highlights work of of City of Toronto chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat

You can access a recent article in The Grid about City of Toronto chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat here. The headline and subhead read as follows: Rules of engagement Chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat ostensibly reports to city council, but she’s taking her urbanism-themed message about the future of Toronto straight to the public in a way none […]