The Colonel Samuel Smith house was demolished in 1955 not 1952

Occasionally a statement can be found on the Internet erroneously indicating that the house of Colonel Samuel Smith at Forty First Street and Lake Shore Blvd. West in South Etobicoke was torn down in 1952. In fact, as Denise Harris of the Etobicoke Historical Society has recently pointed out, the Toronto Star of Feb. 19, 1955, […]

Heritage Conservation Districts (HCD) workshop in Ajax on October 3, 2013

The following message is from Geoff Kettel: Hi Attached is information on Community Heritage Ontario’s Workshop on Heritage Conservation Districts to be held on October 3 in Ajax. The flyer and a location map are attached: If you wish to attend please send your cheque to Rick Schofield, Community Heritage Ontario, 24 Conlins Rd., Scarborough […]

Update regarding Bike Skills Track at Marie Curtis Park

I did not attend the September 11, 2013 meeting concerning the Bike Skills Track at Marie Curtis Park. I have little time available for meetings these days. However, I do have time to post updates and this is what I’ve learned regarding the above-noted September 11, 2013 meeting: There were few non-bikers at the meeting. […]

Erosion along Etobicoke Creek Trail and parking proposal for north end of Marie Curtis Park

There’s been some discussion, as a previous blog post indicates, concerning erosion along the Etobicoke Creek Trail. Recent correspondence between residents and officials indicates that in response to concerns regarding the trail erosion, staff have installed barricades. There has also been discussion regarding the option of additional parking at the north end of Marie Curtis Park on […]

Sept. 17, 2013 Lakeview Waterfront Connection Project Informational Open House at Long Branch Legion

The following information is from Councillor Mark Grimes’ website: [I have added a link (see below) to an interview I did with Mississauga Ward 1 Councillor Jim Tovey in August 2013. I have also broken the single concluding paragraph in the original into shorter paragraphs.]   Lakeview Waterfront Connection Project Informational Open House Posted September […]

On Common Ground festival at Fort York National Historic Site: Sept. 21 & 22, 2013

For details about these and other events of interest, click here. The above-noted link also provides directions to Gibson House as construction proceeds at Gibson Square. I’ve been following the Gibson House / Gibson Square story for some years. That’s because I made an electronic portfolio for Construction Superintendent Andy Iadinardi at Aquaview Condominiums some […]

The 1889 Mimico Creek photo is from the forested confluence of Bonar and Mimico Creeks

The photo discussed in a previous post appears indeed to be from the mouth of Mimico Creek. Michael Harrison includes a high resolution version of the photo (showing more detail than is available in the version of the photo, on the left, that I’ve included at the current blog post) in a chapter (p. 157) […]

The Bicycle Committee meets at LAMP on September 17, 2013 at 7:00 pm

I enjoy keeping track of initiatives related to bicycles. I also enjoy keeping track of information – to the extent that time permits and in the context of my limited access (something that I always keep in mind) to it – related to South Etobicoke and South Mississauga. My major focus, however, is getting up […]

Message from Robert Lansdale regarding photo captioned as “Day at Mimico Creek 1889”

Following message of September 7, 2013 is from Robert Lansdale (if you can help with pinning down the location of the photo, please contact me): Hello Jaan You immediately came to mind when I saw this picture 20mins ago: [You can access the photo and accompanying text here.]   The picture states that it was […]

Council endorses Etobicoke Creek Trail funding (July 24, 2013 Etobicoke Guardian article)

A July 24, 2013 Etobicoke Guardian article by Tamara Shephard is entitled “Council endorses Etobicoke Creek Trail funding.” [Click on the link in previous sentence to access the article.] I owe thanks to Robert for letting me know of this story; a recent message from him reads as follows: Hey people… I saw this article […]