Councillor Grimes May 31 2013 update

From the Councillor’s Office: Please find the full eNewsletter attached as a .pdf May 31, 2013 Eight of Toronto’s beaches will open on Saturday Eight of Toronto’s beaches will open on Saturday Eight of Toronto’s 11 swimming beaches will be officially open this weekend. Lifeguards will be in place at all but three beaches on […]

Upcoming June 13, 2013 public meeting regarding Gardiner Expressway

We have received information about an upcoming public meeting: When: Thursday, June 13, 2013 (6:00pm – 8:30pm) – presentation will start at 6:30PM Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 701, South Building, 222 Bremner Blvd Register online at: http://gardinerconsultation.eventbrite.com The above-noted Eventbrite link has the overview: Help Decide the Future of the Gardiner Expressway East The […]

Dogs Off-Leash Policy Survey – Survey ends May 31, 2013

Message from Brian Bailey of CCFEW: A survey regarding proposed amendments to Toronto’s dogs off-leash policy has just come to our attention:  http://www.toronto.ca/parks/engagement/offleashpark-survey.htm The survey ends tomorrow (May 31). In part the survey is looking at a new proposal: New Designation – Proposed for Consideration 4. Courtesy Hour Parks – Designated area and hours of operation in specified […]

Trustee Pamela Gough May 28, 2013 update

Following text is from Trustee Gough’s office Two files from the message: Lanor Spring Fling (1) David Hornell School Fun Fair POSTER[1] Sent on behalf of Trustee Pamela Gough: Ward 3 Trustee Pamela Gough’s Update May 28, 2013 This is quick update to give some information that didn’t quite make it to deadline with last […]

Pecha Kucha – 20 slides x 20 seconds = 6 minutes 40 seconds (Long Branch Jane’s Walk talk)

Pecha Kucha is a presentations format in which 20 slides are screened at the rate of 20 second per slide. I like this format because it keeps presentations brief and to the point. When I began to work on a recent Pecha Kucha presentation for a Jane’s Walk event, I calculated that I’m looking at […]

Article by Christopher Hume regarding heritage preservation and the rule of law – Toronto Star, May 29, 2013

Christopher Hume of The Toronto Star has written a May 29, 2013 article about heritage preservation and the rule of law. The headline and subhead read: Wreckers of heritage building under fire at last The city might actually punish the demolishers of a building on Queen St. E., and that’s a welcome change.  

Update regarding Etobicoke Creek / Sherway Trail project and Section 37

Most recent update, message from Councillor Milczyn’s Office, forwarded to me on June 13, 2013: Thank you for taking the time to email Councillor Milczyn. Peter wanted me to clarify a few things for you. If you wish for me to get Peter to call you to discuss this further, please let me know. First […]

Each of us views the history of psychiatric hospitals according to our way of seeing the world

Updates: A June 26, 2013 New York Times article addresses issues of relevance to our understanding of what mental illness entails and how best to address it. A June 27, 2013 Globe and Mail article is also of relevance. A June 29, 2013 CBC article offers an interesting perspective regarding the topics under discussion. A July […]

Huge cache of Canadian history hits U.K. auction block, tests Library and Archives – May 25, 2013, Postmedia News

A May 25, 2013 article by Randy Boswell of Postmedia News, which David Juliusson has informed me about, begins with the following opening paragraphs: A huge cache of Canadian history, stored for 200 years in three wooden chests held at a British estate, is set to be auctioned next month in London — a possible […]

Making meaning of heritage landscapes (2013); Giving new meaning to religious conversion (2013)

A couple of recently published Canadian journal articles related to heritage preservation are of interest. Many articles are accessible at no cost at The Canadian Geographer website. Making meaning of heritage landscapes The first article, by Lachlan B. Barber, is entitled Making meaning of heritage landscapes: The politics of redevelopment in Halifax, Nova Scotia. [To […]