I was very pleased to have the opportunity to attend an announcement on May 1, 2015 at the Art Gallery of Mississauga. The announcement was with regard to the Lakeview lands, a topic that I have discussed at length in previous blog posts.
A notice of the announcement, at the website of Mississauga South MPP Charles Sousa, is entitled: “Sousa announces investment to kick start Lakeview revitalization project: People to benefit with access to former OPG lands, western pier, plus greater connectivity to lakefront trails.”
Chih-Chien Wang examines concepts of social interaction, solitude, and the definition of the self
The Robert Freeman Gallery at the Art Gallery of Mississauga, where the announcement was made, currently features an exhibition entitled: Chih-Chien Wang: A Person Who Disappears.
A blurb at the Art Galley of Mississauga website reads: “Chih-Chien Wang examines concepts of social interaction, solitude, and the definition of the self through an immersive installation inspired by a news report recounting the mysterious disappearance of a woman and her child.”
Artist Chih-Chien Wang, born in Taiwan, currently works in Montreal. The above-noted blurb brought to mind an April 23, 2015 Globe and Mail article, which I had recently read, entitled: “Embassy walls provide safe haven for free speech in China.”
First phrase of Lakeview project, which was initiated by Lakeview Ratepayers Association, receives funding
As the news release from Charles Sousa’s Office notes, $450,000 has been made available to “kick-start the project, eventually allowing people access to the western pier on former OPG lands and greater connectivity to lakefront trails.”
The headline for the announcement speaks of “kick start” whereas the text speaks of “kick-start.” I think it works better with the hyphen.
With reference to the kick-start process, the above-mentioned May 1, 2015 news release provides a detailed and comprehensive overview.
I’m pleased to share a photo (see toward the end of this post) from the shoreline of Lake Ontario showing the expanse of waterfront where the western pier on the former Ontario Power Generation (OPG) lands is located. The pier is longer than the CN Tower is high.
Wooden baffles are the remnants of the Long Branch Rifle Range
On Sunday, May 3, 2015, Councillor Tovey will lead a Jane’s Walk starting at the Small Arms Building at Dixie Road and Lakeshore Road East. The walk, which begins at 12:00 noon, will proceed from the Small Arms Building travelling west along Lakeshore Road East to the east side of Applewood Creek, from which point it will travel south along the Waterfront Trail to the Lake Ontario shoreline. Assuming the weather is suitable, the Credit Valley Conservation Authority will set up a display at the shoreline, highlighting the next steps for the Lakeview Waterfront Connection Project. As Mayor Bonnie Crombie noted at the May 1, 2015 announcement, the latter initiative is closely aligned with the Inspiration Lakeview Project.
In the event the weather gets windy, the above-noted display will be set up on May 3, 2015 inside the Small Arms Building.
I look forward to learning more about the wooden baffles located along the trail between the Small Arms Building and the Lake Ontario shoreline.
Featured speakers were Charles Sousa, Bonnie Crombie, and Jim Tovey
Each person spoke succinctly, and with good humour. The time went quickly, and time was available for a bit of conversation, after which everybody was on their way. It took me a while to find my car in the underground parking but I was able to locate it by remotely sounding the horn.
I was delighted to have the opportunity to visit the City of Mississauga. As a resident of Toronto I am delighted to know that there is another city right next to the one in which I live. I am very impressed with Mississauga’s approach to the Lake Ontario waterfront, which stands in contrast, as has been noted, to Toronto’s way of dealing with its own stretch of Lake Ontario shoreline. I have shared an online lecture on this topic in a 2014 blog post at the Jane’s Walk website:
My most recent blog post at the Jane’s Walk website is entitled:
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