April and May 2013 New Yorker has two well-written articles regarding the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

The May 16, 2013 New Yorker addresses the topic of how mental illness is defined in a well written article which begins with the following sentence: “When Thomas Insel, the director of the National Institute of Mental Health, came out swinging with his critiques of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, a couple of weeks ago, […]

Ignoring the cost of climate change is bad business – Globe and Mail, May 17, 2013

In an earlier blog post, I discussed what is worth preserving. Are the shorelines of New York City worth preserving as sea level rise? This topic came to mind when I read a May 17, 2013 Globe and Mail article by Eric Reguly entitled “Ignoring the cost of climate change is bad business.” The article […]

Doors Open – May 25 and 26, 2013 (Toronto) and September 28, 2013 (Mississauga)

Details about Doors Open Toronto on May 25 and 26, 2013 can be found here and here. A more recent post can be found here. Doors Open Toronto is a great concept and a great event! Doors Open Mississauga also warrants celebration; it takes place on September 28, 2013. Doors Open Ontario offers information about the history of the Doors […]

Remembering Toronto’s history – Globe and Mail article, May 18, 2013 – Also May 17 Toronto Star article about historic Ward community

The title and opening paragraphs of a May 18, 2013 Globe and Mail article by Eric Veilette about the value of historical societies read as follows: Remembering Toronto’s history, with the help of the web The building at the west-end intersection of Dupont, Dundas and Annette streets was the site of an 1837 stagecoach robbery […]

Toronto Lakeshore West High School Reunion – Saturday, June 8, 2013

Following information is from Mimico Residents Association website: Toronto Lakeshore West High School Reunion When: Sat, June 8, 2013   STARTS: 5 pm Where: Royal Canadian Legion 101 Longbranch, 3850 Lakeshore Blvd. West A reunion for those who attended High School in the New Toronto, Alderwood or Mimico area, featuring dinner, dancing and live music. Tickets are […]

The other climate science gap – May 16, 2013 New York Times

In a previous blog post I’ve explored the topic of climate wars. A May 16, 2013 New York Times article by Andrew C. Revkin – from which the image (on left) is downloaded – entitled “The other climate science gap” – addresses an interesting topic concerned with perception. The article concerns “the gap between what […]

David Switzer shares further thoughts about the Ed Levy book about Toronto’s transit history

David Switzer wrote in a recent email: Jaan I read your article about Edward Levy and opened his web book. I attended his presentation at City Ecology which was full to capacity. You and I got our information in different ways… You electronically and I from live presentation. I made notes but I could have […]

Update from Councillor Mark Grimes’ Office – May 17, 2013

Following message is from Councillor Grimes’ office: Please find the full eNewsletter attached in .pdf form: May 17, 2013 Long Weekend Fun The City of Toronto will offer a wide variety of activities for residents on Monday, May 20, including the annual Victoria Day fireworks display at Ashbridges Bay. Many family attractions, including two farms, […]

Gay Chisholm shares some great photos from the May 4, 2013 Long Branch Jane’s Walk

We have some great photos taken by Gay Chisholm from the May 4, 2013 Jane’s Walk to share with you. For a start, below are three of them. For your interest, Gay Chisholm has a Facebook page, Living in Long Branch, which you can access here. An earlier blog post refers to changes that have […]

Long Branch Race Track

You can find a photo of the Long Branch Race Track in an April 16, 2012 article at BlogTO entitled: “What horse racetracks used to look like in Toronto.” The racetrack was a topic that came up for discussion during the Long Branch Jane’s Walk on May 5, 2013. We owe thanks to Jane Olvet […]