MCHS bio for: D. Scott Munro, class of ’63

My life: May 1946 – ? My life began in Ottawa, joined a few years later by my brother, Gary. But I grew up in Montréal, home to les Canadiens, maître du coupe Stanley, and to the local gang of French kids that would occasionally torment me on the way home from school. Not that […]

Wattpad: A Canadian publishing success story – July 11, 2014 CBC article

A July 11, 2014 CBC article, entitled Wattpad: “A Canadian publishing success story,” can be accessed here. The article notes: Wattpad is a Canadian-grown online publishing success story. The app allows users to publish, read and subscribe to stories. It currently has more than 30 million users and recently received a $46-million investment from venture capitalists, led […]

Jet Lag Rooster offers a science-based system of light exposure to address jet lag

A Jan. 7, 2013 Globe and Mail article is entitled: “Could this website be the answer to preventing jet lag?” Research related to the use of bright light to change circadian rhythm can be accessed here. Among the references listed at the previous link is a Jan. 1, 2013 Scientific American article entitled: “How to […]

When your flight arrives at the airport, it’s helpful to read this sign

In the course of travelling in recent years, I’ve had reason to ponder the distinction between regulated and unregulated taxis at airports. This sign at the Toronto Pearson Airport is worth reading closely. Once you know where the regular taxis and limos are lined up, at any airport, life is easier for you than it […]

Only 35,000 of Detroit’s 88,000 streetlights actually work, so some owners are buying and installing their own

Deindustrialization and the metaphor of the Machine in the Garden have been the topics of previous posts, as has been the urban planning history of Chicago. I’ve also discussed the contrast between waterfront development in Mississauga and Toronto: Anecdotes Shared by Fellow Walkers – May 5, 2014 post by Jaan Pill at Jane’s Walk website […]

W.O. 09-20003 QEW Improvements from Evans Avenue to Cawthra Road – Community Workshop #2 Meeting Minutes

In recent years I’ve been following with interest the QEW Improvements from Evans Avenue to Cawthra Road project. I originally learned of the project from David Juliusson of Long Branch. I’ve written several blog posts about the QEW project, including: I recently attended the Public Information Centre # 2 in connection with the QEW Improvements from […]

Lakeview Waterfront Connection – Summer Community Engagement

An earlier post that highlights and provides a context for the Lakeview Waterfront Connection project can be accessed here. Additional posts related to the redevelopment of the Mississauga waterfront can be accessed here. The following message is from Credit Valley Conservation: Join CVC, Region of Peel and TRCA to learn more about the Lakeview Waterfront Connection. […]

Please make a donation to help raise funds for a bike rack in Jim Carr’s memory at John English Junior Middle School

We have previously written about the life and legacy of Jim Carr, who passed away unexpectedly on June 3, 2014. I am pleased to inform you that you can make a donation to help raise funds to donate a bike rack in Jim’s memory to John English Junior Middle School. To make your donation, please […]

Toronto City Council Decision – Wesley Mimico United Church redevelopment

Michael Harrison writes: Good Morning: At its meeting beginning on July 8, 2014 and proceeding over the following few days, Toronto City Council adopted the recommendations from Etobicoke-York Community Council and the Toronto Preservation Board with regard to the adaptation of the Wesley Mimico United Church building conversion for senior’s apartments, community and worship space. […]

Fundraising BBQ and Bake Sale! Native Canadian Centre of Toronto – July 31, 2014

The following announcement is from:   Amber Sandy History Department Project Coordinator Native Canadian Centre of Toronto 16 Spadina Road, Toronto, ON 416-964-9087 x320