M4 Sherman Tank draws crowds at Sept. 28, 2013 Small Arms Doors Open event in Mississauga

Updates An update to this post can be found here: Colleen O’Mara found the Small Arms Doors Open very crowded (great turnout!) Some time after the event I learned that the popular children’s author Eric Walters has written several novels related to history – some dealing with the Second World War – of interest to […]

Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East (2013)

The blurb (I’ve broken the text into shorter paragraphs) for Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East (2013) at the Toronto Public Library website reads: “The Arab Revolt against the Turks in World War I was, in the words of T.E. Lawrence, ‘a sideshow to a sideshow.’ As a […]

Blood Telegram (2013): U.S. ’embrace of military dictatorship in Islamabad would affect geopolitics for decades’

I’ve posted an update to a previous post entitled What conceptual framework drove the British to establish themselves in Long Branch? The update at the latter post is in under the heading of Geographical imagination and reads: A Sept. 26, 2013 New York Times article reviews a book entitled The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide (2013). Blurb […]

Map of Mimico that accompanies CBC Metro Morning incorrectly indicates that Mimico ends at Park Lawn Road

The map of Mimico that accompanies the great CBC Metro Morning segment is of interest. The document indicates – incorrectly, I would argue – that Mimico extends extends east to the Park Lawn Road. City of Toronto documents, in contrast, indicate that Mimico extends east to the Humber River. That is what I take to […]

Islington Junior school students use technology to secure their school’s history – May 13, 2013 Etobicoke Guardian

We owe thanks to David Juliusson for letting us know of this article. [Click on link in previous sentence to access the article.] The May 13, 2013 article by Cynthia Reason begins as follows: In an exercise merging past and present, old and new, Islington Junior Middle School – the second oldest elementary school in […]

Toronto Preservation Board meeting – Oct. 3, 2013 – Intent to designate Wesley Mimico United Church under Ontario Heritage Act

The following message is from Michael Harrison: Good Morning: A report declaring the intent of the City of Toronto to designate Wesley Mimico United Church under the Ontario Heritage Act will be considered by the Toronto Preservation Board on October 3, 2013. I will be supporting the intent to designate this important Mimico landmark and […]

Oct. 5, 2013 re-enactment of the Battle of the Thames in which the great warrior Tecumseh was killed

Donna Magee informs us: On Friday October 4th there is an Education Day. and on Saturday October 5th, the re-enactment of the Battle of the Thames in which the great warrior Tecumseh was killed. Chatham ON. I believe there is a new Tecemseh Centre there as well. Suggest you take a look at the website. […]

History of film editing – Reisz and Millar (1968)

The Technique of Film Editing, Second Edition (1968) is a classic text by Karel Reisz and Gavin Millar that is read even now by film students. It’s a useful resource for anybody interested in how stories are put together, and how life is viewed and experienced, then and now. Because I’m currently taking a film editing […]

Can you help regarding contact information for Elizabeth Violet Wheal’s brother, Ian Wheal of Toronto?

I am pleased to pass along the following message, in the hope that we can offer assistance: I have a friend, Andrew Price of London, who is trying to find a contact for his late mother’s Elizabeth Violet Wheal’s brother, by name of Ian Wheal of Toronto. I came across this Ian Wheal and was […]

CBC Metro Morning features Mimico neighbourhood during week of Sept. 23, 2013

Abbe Edelson comments: I am not sure what time the “Four Corners” segment on Metro Morning will be on next week focusing on Mimico, but here’s a link to the program on CBC’s website.  Interviews from other corners of the city have been posted here. Mimico should show up next wee, Perhaps we could email […]