Additional studies regarding political events in Montreal in the 1990s

Updates A May 2017 CBC interactive webpage is entitled: “Montreal is 375 years old, but how old are its buildings?” A May 17, 2017 Montreal Gazette article is entitled: “Montreal’s history did not start 375 years ago.” [End]   In previous posts I have discussed a 1993 film, The Rise and Fall of English Montreal. […]

Humber Bay Parks Project Public Information Meeting Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

The following message is from CCFEW. I don’t have time to work on the formatting or to add the links. My aim is simply to let you know about the meeting: Humber Bay Parks Project Public Information Meeting Thursday, September 29th 2016. Mimico Centennial Library 47 Station Road, Lower Floor Auditorium. Etobicoke, Ontario 3:30 – […]

Heritage Conservation District designation means drop in property values? University of Waterloo study indicates it does not

Does Heritage Conservation District designation lead to drop in property values? A University of Waterloo study published in 2000 indicates the market for such properties is, in fact, “robust”: Heritage Designation and Property Values: Is there an Effect? The abstract reads: This paper describes research that was designed to examine the assertion that historic designation of […]

Take your pick: Heritage Conservation Districts in Toronto (a) deaden past and future or (b) are long overdue

From time to time in recent years, there has been discussion regarding the concept of pursuing a Heritage Conservation District designation for some part or parts of Long Branch. Following two links, forwarded by Michael Spaziani, are of interest. They deal with the advantages and disadvantages, as viewed from a range of perspectives, of the […]

Is Jane Jacobs blameworthy for gentrification?: Arguments for and against

A Sept. 27, 2016 Beyond Chron article is entitled: “What keeps cities affordable.” A key point (repeated in a tweet for the article): Don’t blame Jane Jacobs for Haight-Ashbury gentrification. An excerpt from the article reads: Instead, [Jane] Jacobs critics are wrongly blaming her support for historic preservation, mixed-retail and residential uses, and the virtues of […]

Development at 225 Birmingham St. on Employment Lands; community meeting set for Sept. 28, 2016

A Mimico resident has sent me the following message, which I am pleased to share with you: * A public meeting is being held Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 at 6:30 pm at the Assembly Hall located at 1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive Hello, I thought I would share information about a large townhouse development that […]

VOLUNTEER opportunity at “IN SITU” – Multi-Arts Festival in Mississauga, Oct. 27-29, 2016

Click here to access previous posts about the Small Arms Building > Volunteers for SAS Multi-Arts event “In Situ” Coming October 27-29, 2016 SAS is celebrating the restoration of the Small Arms Building with In Situ, a three-day multi-arts event planned for October 27th to 29th and intended to animate the space, build awareness and […]

Waterfront piazzas, a 1.5 kilometre beach, new lakefront land the size of 48 football fields and mixed-use neighbourhoods housing 20,000 people on 250 acres of reclaimed industrial land

A Sept. 24, 2016 Toronto Star article is entitled: “Ambitious project will give Mississauga new coastline.” Click on the link (above) to access the article. The subhead reads: “On Saturday, MPP Charles Sousa and others will announce the “ground making” of new coastline and islands next to where a colossal power plant once stood.” The […]

Two additional letters to Committee of Adjustment regarding 20 Elton Crescent

In a recent post, I have described a template letter that you can use, if you wish to send a letter to the Etobicoke York Committee of Adjustment regarding a severance application for 20 Elton. The hearing for this address will be on Sept. 29, 2016 at the Civic Centre. I will make an effort to […]

What is a Minor Variance? Here are some definitions from across Ontario

Update Recent posts about related issues include: Please send a letter to the Committee of Adjustment opposing the 20 Elton severance application in Long Branch Two additional letters to Committee of Adjustment regarding 20 Elton Crescent [End of update] Peggy Moulder of the Lakeshore Planning Council has shared some thoughts which I am pleased to […]