Confederation of Resident and Ratepayer Associations in Toronto overview regarding Development Permit System

I’m not a member of any neighbourhood association nor am I connected with CORRA. I share the following information for the interest of visitors to the Preserved Stories website. The following text is from CORRA (I have not included the attached files that accompanied the following message): Confederation of Resident and Ratepayer Associations in Toronto […]

March 18, 2014 Community Workshop regarding Lakeview (Mississauga) Waterfront

Details are available here. [Click on link in previous sentence to access the relevant link.] Briefly, the information is as follows: Inspiration Lakeview Community Workshop – Developing the Master Plan Tuesday March 18, 2014 Mississauga Seniors’ Centre (Cawthra) 1389 Cawthra Road 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Open House 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Presentation 7:30 […]

Wesley Mimico update – a second submission for the rezoning application

I’ve been following with interest the Wesley Mimico United Church redevelopment story since February 2012. From what I can gather, the heritage attributes of the Wesley Mimico United Church building, as identified by City of Toronto heritage preservation staff, will determine the narrative arc of the redevelopment. I learned about the project when I was […]

Report by Steve Nazar on Feb. 18, 2014 meeting regarding the Local Appeal Body as a possible replacement for OMB in Toronto

Symbolic interactionism, some critics assert, doesn’t attend to the “big picture”

I was interested to come across a blurb about symbolic interactions. The blurb refers to what are perceived as limitations of the theory: “Critics of this theory claim that symbolic interactionism neglects the macro level of social interpretation – the ‘big picture.’ In other words, symbolic interactionists may miss the larger issues of society by focusing too closely […]

Supreme Court halts use of expert opinions (Feb. 20, 2014 Globe and Mail)

As a person with an interest in evidence-based practice, in all fields of endeavour, I was interested to read a Feb. 20, 2014 Globe and Mail article entitled: “Supreme Court halts use of expert opinions.” The opening paragraphs read: The Supreme Court of Canada has told the country’s prosecutors that expert witnesses, including police officers, […]

Toronto council sends Ontario’s Greenbelt a big birthday present – Toronto Environmental Alliance news release

The following Feb. 21, 2014 news release (aka press release) is from the Toronto Environmental Alliance: Toronto council sends Ontario’s Greenbelt a big birthday present Toronto, ON – A week before the Greenbelt turns 9, Toronto city council sent the Greenbelt a big birthday present yesterday by taking a big step towards growing Ontario’s Greenbelt […]

Made-for-Toronto Local Appeal Body – here’s a link regarding the public meetings

You can find the link, at the City of Toronto website, here. As the link notes, the remaining meetings are: York – Monday, February 24, 2014 North York – Monday, March 3, 2014 Scarborough – Wednesday, March 5, 2014 Central – Monday, March 17, 2014 East York – Monday April 7, 2014  

Revue Cinema free screening: “Public Hearing” – 9:15 pm, Feb. 27, 2014

The following text is from a CORRA email: CORRA Update REVUE CINEMA – “PUBLIC HEARING” February 20, 2014 To CORRA Members, Resident and Ratepayer Executives: Passing along a cinema event “Public Hearing” by James N. Kienitz Wilkins (2012) that may be of interest to you and your RA members. It makes its Canadian premiere in […]