Old Aerial Photographs of Toronto from the 1920s-30s: Toronto Archives

At his Facebook page, Daniele Rossi has posted some great 1920s-1930s aerial photographs of Toronto, from the Toronto Archives. You can access the link here. If you know of other such links of interest, please let me know. Because of the time that I devote to other projects, at this point in my work I tend […]

Wesley Mimico Place update: Wesley Mimico Place development has been cancelled – Jan. 21, 2016 Etobicoke Guardian

The most recent updates can be accessed here: A Jan. 28, 2016 Etobicoke Guardian article is entitled: “Rising heritage costs, bureaucracy the main reasons behind Wesley Mimico Place project’s cancellation: Mixed-use facility was to house seniors apartments and a community kitchen.” LAMP community kitchen may be in jeopardy after Wesley Mimico Place development cancelled – […]

In remembrance of Norm McEwen

An obituary for Norm McEwen can be found online at the Ottawa Citizen website. The obituary notes: “In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Special Olympics or The Salvation Army.” In the course of many years of volunteer work on behalf of people who stutter, I got to know Norm well, and […]

The Twilight of Human Rights Law by Eric A. Posner is out in November 2014

I came across an article, “Against Human Rights,” by Eric A. Posner in the print version of the October 2014 Harper’s Magazine. The opening paragraph of the article can also be accessed online.  Update: At a Dec. 4, 2014 Guardian article you can read the rest of Eric Posner’s overview regarding human rights law. [End of update] I found the […]

We have more details about the Church of the Good Shepherd, across from Cartierville School

When I recently read a mention of the Church of the Good Shepherd, in Cartierville, I recalled a passage in Memory Fitness (2004), in which it is noted that sometimes when we hear a particular name, then many memories, that otherwise are inaccessible to us, come back to us at once. I am keen to […]

How community charettes revolutionize design and solve ‘real world’ problems – Sept. 17, 2014 CBC podcast

A Sept. 17, 2014 post at The Current (CBC) website notes: “There is some truth in the old joke about a camel being a horse designed by a committee. But designers believe if you get the right people throwing enough ideas around, you can get a thoroughbred. Designers call that kind of committee a charrette, […]

Barry Anderson (MCHS ’64) has shared a tribute to Heinz Schlultz

In planning for the MCHS 60s Reunion, we want to find a way to remember the classmates who have passed away. The following post reminds us how important it is to do that. Barry Anderson (MCHS 1964) has kindly given us permission for sharing of the following post, a tribute to Heinz Schlutz, which Barry […]

Doors Open at Small Arms building, Sept. 27, 2014 at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at Dixie Road and Lakeshore Road East

As I have noted in previous posts, I have much enjoyed previous Doors Open events at the Small Arms building at Dixie Road and Lakeshore Road East. In my experience, the quality of communications associated with each year’s event, and the quality of programming, is exemplary and warrants celebration. Click here to access Heritage Mississauga overview […]

Dear Sadie: Love, Lives and Remembrance from Ontario’s First World War: Sept. 23, 2014 – New Toronto Historical Society

The following message, which I’m pleased to share, is from Michael Harrison: Dear Sadie: Love, Lives and Remembrance from Ontario’s First World War Please join us on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at LAMP, 185 Fifth Street at 7PM to hear a presentation by Stewart Boden of the Archives of Ontario of the story of Sadie […]

The distinction between privacy and transparency: October 2014 Harvard Business Review

In my volunteer work I encounter collisions between privacy and transparency. In this regard, I am conscientious in following the rules and expectations that are in place. Decisions related to the distinction are important for many good reasons. An article in the October 2014 issue of Harvard Business Review addresses the topic with a level […]