Approaches to local history

Some years ago I became interested in gathering information about the local history of Long Branch, the neighbourhood in southern Etobicoke in the City of Toronto where I live. The Draft version that I have put together is the story about the history of Long Branch that I have assembled to date. I have prepared […]

Donald McMaster graduated from MCHS in 1967 and went on to study Electrical Engineering

I’ve recently (Mar. 27, 2016) mailed a DVD with the MCHS yearbooks from 1961-62 to 1973-74 to Donald McMaster (MCHS 1967). As I’ve mentioned, the yearbook DVDs were distributed at the MCHS 2015 Reunion in Toronto on Oct. 17, 2015. I’ve also been sending them out to grads who were not at the reunion but […]

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Innovative mapping technology tells story of Hurricane Hazel and current flood management systems

Update A July 12, 2017 CBC article is entitled: Don’t drain the swamp: report says wetlands help avert flood damage: Study says leaving wetlands in their natural state can help protect communities from severe flooding.” [End]   The following text, from a March 23, 2017 TRCA news release that I learned about on March 24, […]

March 25, 2016 – 1:00 pm 3:30 pm Toronto Screening of “The Fight for Bala”

Following recent text (which I have shortened slightly) is from Geoff Kettel: Correction The Fight for Bala is showing at 1.00.p.m. on Friday – as well as at 3.30 – at Waterdocs per the event schedule at Rob Stewart is apparently expected to participate (via Skype) with Jonah in the Q&A after the 1.00 […]

The Canadian Oral History Reader (2015) “is an important work”

You can access a review of the book here. The Canadian Oral History Reader ed. by Kristina R. Llewellyn, Alexander Freund, and Nolan Reilly (review) Heather Read From: The Canadian Historical Review Volume 97, Issue 1, March 2016 pp. 145-147 The opening paragraphs of the review read: [I have broken the longer text into shorter […]

March 2016 Newsletter: Tunnel Tours and Online Exhibitions (Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre)

You can access the newsletter here. The ongoing work of the work of the Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre will be of strong interest to many people. I am impressed with all aspects of this project.  

Susan (Holmes) Nash has shared information about the life and career of MCHS alumna Linda Chow

In a previous post, entitled Provisional list of MCHS ’60s (and other decades) students/alumni/teachers who have passed away, we have spoken of Tom von Eicken and Linda Chow: 59. Tom von Eicken (11B, 1962; married to Linda Chow) passed away in Anshan, China on May 6, 2003, after a year and a half of teaching and […]

Opening of new Toronto District School Board museum and archives; Talk by Duke Redbird Tuesday (March 15) at 6 pm and Thursday (March 17) at noon

A full description of the event can be accessed at this Myseum of Toronto link: DEBWEWIN (Truth) A Visual Representation of Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Cultures – March 15 – March 17 The link reads: EBWEWIN (Truth) A Visual Representation of Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Cultures March 15 – March 17 Eastern […]