Absolute Value: What Really Influences Customers in the Age of (Nearly) Perfect Information (2014)

I enjoy reading books, when time permits, from the Toronto Public Library. Among recent books I’ve enjoyed is: Absolute Value (2014). You can read a February 11, 2014 Forbes review of the book here. “Absolute value” refers, in this context, to the experienced quality of a product. The authors argue that consumers are becoming “less […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Russ Ford plans festive campaign kickoff in south Etobicoke on April 24, 2014

The following message is from Michael Hotrum, Director of Communications for the Russ Ford Campaign for Ward 6: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Russ Ford plans festive campaign kickoff in south Etobicoke on April 24 It’s time for a celebration in Ward 6! Finally, a candidate with stature and experience is stepping up to lead and manage […]

Great discussion regarding community services at Humber Bay Shores (which, incidentally, is a part of Mimico)

Please refer to this earlier post for an update of recent comments concerned with the Mr. Christie site: https://preservedstories.com/2013/01/17/mr-christie-bakery-update-from-councillor-peter-milczyn/#comments A topic that I find endlessly interesting is that Humber Bay Shores is actually in Mimico but residents from that neighbourhood are ineligible for membership in the Mimico Residents Association: https://preservedstories.com/2013/09/28/map-of-mimico-that-accompanies-cbc-metro-morning-segment-is-of-interest/    

Bill 20, a private member’s bill to remove the OMB from planning decisions in the City of Toronto: A report by David Godley

The following report is written by David Godley of Long Branch:   Bill 20, a private member’s bill to remove the OMB from planning decisions in the City of Toronto From David Godley, 401 Lake Promenade, Toronto, M8W 1C3 I attended the afternoon session of the Standing Committee of Finance and Economic Affairs on 17 […]

ESCC Cycling Committee Meeting – Monday, April 21, 2014 6:30 TO 9 P.M.

I’m pleased to pass along the following message: ESCC CYCLING COMMITTEE MEETING MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014 6:30 TO 9 P.M. ALL ARE WELCOME Humber College has offered us space for April 21. The address is 3199 Lake Shore Blvd West, Room A116 located at the south end of the building that faces 23rd Street. Our […]

What is a Jane’s Walk? It’s an open-ended concept

After two years of organizing Jane’s Walks, and a third year of organizing under way, I have a good sense of what a Jane’s Walk is. What it is is aptly vague and open-ended. I like that. I do, and I don’t, have a clear sense of what Jane’s Walk is about. Legacy of Jane […]

Jane’s Walk starts at 10:30 am at the East Parking Lot at Marie Curtis Park on Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4, 2014

Each walk is two hours, and will begin on May 3 and May 4 at 10:30 am – rain or shine – at the East Parking Lot at Marie Curtis Park. Each walk will have many new features. We like to ensure that we have new content each year. If you’ve attended our Long Branch […]

Sunday , April 27, 2014 – Jane Fairburn: A Walk Along the Shore – at Lambton House

The following information is from the following PDF file: 2014 Sundays at LH April poster[1] Lambton Ho u s e S u n d a y,  A p r i l 2 7, 2014 Jane Fairburn: A Walk Along the Shore Doors open 1:00 pm Talk at 2:00 pm Refreshments & Free admission 4 0 […]

What documentary is and isn’t

I’ve discussed in an earlier post the influence that a summer spend working at the National Film Board during the Second World War had on Erving Goffman. I was delighted to read an April 11, 2014 New York Times article entitled: “Documentaries have always been fake.” I enjoyed the New Yorker article. Here’s an excerpt: […]

Manhattan Community Board 5 focuses on shadows cast on Central Park

The following message is from Peggy Moulder of the Lakeshore Planning Council Corporation: The town hall, which was organized by Manhattan Community Board 5, was focused on the long, dark shadows that these new tall buildings will cast deep into Central Park. Read article that follows: http://archpaper.com/news/articles.asp?id=7166 Similarly, the Mimico Secondary Plan will put the Mimico Linear Park […]