Lauren Archer of Preservation Services discusses Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Study nomination process (Oct. 29, 2013)

Following information is from Lakeshore Planning Council: Lakeshore Planning Council General Meeting Guest Speaker – Lauren Archer, Preservation Officer, City of Toronto Heritage Preservation Services Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 At: LAMP, 185 Fifth St., Etobicoke- 7 TO 9 pm See attached flyer: Lakeshore Planning Council Guest Speaker Oct. 29, 2013 All are welcome!  

Image of Long Branch Hotel

As noted in a previous post, on one occasion I mistook a photo of the Eastwood Park Hotel for the Long Branch Hotel. I recently came across a copy of Villages of Etobicoke (1985), which features an image of the hotel. It’s an interesting book but when it comes to dates and details, I wouldn’t […]

Upcoming talks about Toronto’s waterfront by Jane Fairburn (Along the Shore, 2013)

Click here to access the schedule. More information about Along the Shore (2013) can be accessed here and here.  

Setting a Fine Table: Historical Desserts & Drinks from the Officers’ Kitchens at Fort York.

This book is coming out soon, as I understand. I look forward to getting a copy. I’m hoping it will be available through the Toronto Public Library. It’s my belief that recipes are a great way to connect with history. It’s gives a person a connection with the past.

City of Toronto Heritage Conservation Districts Blog

You can access it here. This a topic that interests me, as I’ve discussed at this post and an earlier one. A 1981 report is of interest, with regard to past efforts to set up a Heritage Conservation District in Long Branch.  

1955 Villa Road photo includes a 1954 GMC pick-up in the driveway

I’m very pleased to share a photo from Sandy Bray, which I have posted with permission. That’s Sandy Bray at age 2 along with her father, Jim Bray, 22 years old in the photo. They lived on the south side of Villa Road from 1955 to 1963. You can click on the photo to enlarge […]

Construction proceeds along Lake Shore Blvd. West

For any of the photos below, you can enlarge them by clicking on them. Click again to enlarge them further. Use ‘Back’ button on your browser to return to the page you are now reading. The photos are a companion piece to a previous blog. From a conversation overheard at about 9:45 pm on Oct. […]

8-80 Cities October 2013 newsletter

You can access it here.