Toronto Police Service reports highlight ongoing investigation of Toronto’s mayor

Updates: A Feb. 1, 2014 Toronto Star article is entitled: “Crazy Town: The Rob Ford story, exclusive excerpt of Robyn Doolittle’s book.” A Feb. 2, 2014 CBC interview with Robyn Doolittle on The National can be accessed here. A Feb. 13, 2014 Globe and Mail article is entitled: “Police seek more answers from residents of […]

Nov. 27, 2013 update regarding Inspiration Lakeview

Please note: The Inspiration Lakeview meeting (described below) is on Nov. 27, 2013 and the Lakeview Waterfront Connection Project Environmental Assessment meeting is on Nov. 20, 2013. The following message is from Inspiration Lakeview: You are invited to Join the Conversation! November 27, 2013 Join us for an update on the status of Inspiration Lakeview. […]

People for Education Conference – Nov. 2, 2013

Message from TDSB Pamela Gough’s office: Good Afternoon, Trustee Pamela Gough has asked me to remind you about this very informative and reasonably priced conference hosted by People for Education. It is taking place Saturday November 2 at the Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto. (See links below for information and registration.) Trustee Gough […]

Construction notice – Lake Shore Blvd. West Streetcar line platform reconstruction

I wish to thank Councillor Mark Grimes’ office for sharing the following notice with us: Construction Notice #1 Lake Shore Streetcar Line Platform Reconstruction Start Date: October 13, 2013* End Date: December 8, 2013* *Timelines are subject to change, content is accurate at time of printing Work Description TTC will be constructing (and modifying) streetcar […]

Jane’s Walk in Long Branch (Toronto not New Jersey) – May 3 & 4, 2014

I’ve recently put together a text about Jane’s Walk for a book at that the Jane’s Walk organization is putting together, and which I look forward to publicizing in the weeks ahead. Here’s the text (see below). It will serve as a reminder to mark the date in your 2014 schedule book! Name of […]

Light, quick, cheap – Oct. 23, 2013 Forbes article related to Placemaking (place making)

To print the article mentioned in this post, you need to go to the print tab located at the end of the text. If you try to print out from within Safari or perhaps another browser, you may end up with a frozen browser, which is what happened to me. To get to the article, […]

What is Placemaking?

To find out, click here. I learned of Placemaking from the Fort York Foundation at @fyfoundation My Twitter handle is @jaanpill I also follow @KBlackMuseums @TOhistoricsites and @fortyork I enjoy reading visiting and reading about Fort York: What can we learn about evidence-based practice when we read about Tecumseh? Another Pacemaking post can be found […]

Wesley Mimico redevelopment (Wesley Mimico Place) launches Objections and Response page

You can access the page here. [Click on link in previous sentence to access the Objections and Response page.] Comment Background about the story, as it has been unfolding, can be accessed at the Wesley Mimico United Church category at the Preserved Stories website. The one blog post that sums up my own understanding of […]

Bernice Law recalls Col. Samuel Smith homestead site (Eastwood Farm) in the early 1930s

I am currently editing a memoir that Bernice Law wrote in the course of a project that she initiated with a letter to the Toronto Star over twenty years ago. We owe thanks to Bernice Law for organizing this great local history project. First-person accounts of life along the Lakeshore in earlier times are of […]