Text of letter regarding 48 – Thirty Fifth Street Street Severance. Committee of Adjustment meeting is on Jan. 23, 2014

Please write your own letter before Jan. 23, in the event this topic is of concern to you I’ve written a letter to the Committee of Adjustment regarding 48 Thirty Fifth Street and urge you to do the same. You can simply cut and past the following text, which is based on the template in […]

South Etobicoke Local Air Quality Study has identified an increased risk of cancer in the community due to air pollution

A Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA) overview of the study can be found here. A caption related to the map on the right, from a Jan. 16, 2014 Etobicoke Guardian article by Tamara Shephard entitled “Air quality study finds traffic emissions are driving pollution in south Etobicoke,” reads: Carcinogen concentration Courtesy/CITY OF TORONTO Eight of 19 […]

Feb. 11, 2014 Community Transit Town Hall at John English Junior Middle School

Community Transit Town Hall When: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 – 7 p.m. Where: John English Junior Middle School Auditorium Councillor Mark Grimes has invited TTC CEO Andy Byford, TTC Chair Karen Stintz and representatives from Metrolinx/GO Transit to a community meeting to discuss transit in Ward 6. This is an opportunity to speak directly to […]

Thinking Politics: Intellectuals and Democracy in Chile, 1973-1988 (1994)

According to Thinking Politics (1994), the success of democratic transition in Chile can be credited in large part to the influence of intellectuals involved in public life. In this study, according to a blurb for Thinking Politics (1994), Jeffrey M. Puryear shows how, “with the coming of the Pinochet regime, autonomous think tanks were established […]

A volunteer-led organization, the Archives Association of Ontario has a new website

You can access the website here.  

“Was It Worth It?” Canadian Intervention in Afghanistan and Perceptions of Success and Failure – Canadian Military Journal, Vol. 14, No. 1

The article that is the topic of this post notes that Sean M. Maloney, PhD, teaches History at the Royal Military College of Canada, and has also taught extensively in its War Studies Program. He is currently the historical advisor to the Canadian Army for the war in Afghanistan. His article, “‘Was It Worth It?’ […]

Please write a letter today regarding 48 – 35th Street Severance – Jan. 23, 2014 Committee of Adjustment Hearing

The following message is from a concerned resident of Long Branch. The message includes the following four documents (the fourth provides a draft of a letter that you are urged to write): 48 – 35th CofA Prt. 2 (Lot & Frontage Analysis ) 48 35th CofA Prt.1 (Notice) 48-35th CofA Prt.3 ( Drawings) 48 35 […]

Jan. 14, 2014 meeting – Etobicoke-South Cycling Committee

Following text is from the Etobicoke-South Cycling Committee Meeting of the Etobicoke-South Cycling Committee A Partnership between Cycle Toronto and the Lakeshore Planning Council DATE: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 TIME: 7 to 9 PM. PLACE: LAMP, 185 Fifth St. on the Birmingham Bike Lane AGENDA 1. Etobicoke Creek Trail. The TRCA and the Ministry of […]

Ken Greenberg speaks of lessons from pioneering global cities

I was interested to read a recent article by Ken Greenberg at urbandesignreview.org. The article begins with the following note: Editor’s Note: The Forum for Urban Design is embarking on a campaign to collect ideas for compelling projects, plans, and policies to better New York City under the next mayor’s tenure. To tie in with […]