Reviving a Lost Language of Canada Through Film – June 11, 2017 New York Times article by Catherine Porter

A June 11, 2017 New York Times article is entitled: “Reviving a Lost Language of Canada Through Film.” The opening paragraphs read: HIELLEN, British Columbia — Speaking Haida for the first time in more than 60 years looked painful. Sphenia Jones’s cheeks glistened with sweat, and her eyes clenched shut. She tried again to produce […]

The story of the Long Branch Race Track is part of the history of Long Branch (Toronto not New Jersey)

Several previous posts have included comments from Bill Rawson of Long Branch Furniture: Click here to access previous posts featuring Bill Rawson > Long Branch Furniture is located across from the Long Branch Library on Lake Shore Blvd. West in Long Branch. I’ve long had an interest in putting together a series of recordings of […]

Inchworms are prolific and resilient: article, April 24, 2017

I didn’t know much about inchworms but I do now, having read about them at the following link: Inchworm Life Cycle Here’s a brief video of an inchworm travelling across a tabletop. I like the way it tries to figure out where to go next.   Update A June 23, 2017 Toronto Star […]

Recordings of Committee of Adjustment meetings (other than at the York Civic Centre) are available

It’s my understanding, from a reliable source, that if you want a recording of a Committee of Adjustment hearing (conducted anywhere other than at the York Civic Centre), you can get a video recording of a hearing from the City through City of Toronto Facilities staff. If you want a video of a hearing conducted […]

Ward 1 Councillor Jim Tovey outlines Mississauga’s massive (and yet, human-scale) waterfront redevelopment projects

In this video at, City of Mississauga Ward 1 Councillor Jim Tovey – a key player in the Lakeview Waterfront Connection project, the Small Arms project, and Inspiration Lakeview – describes a series of massive (and yet, human-scale) redevelopment projects currently underway in Port Credit and Lakeview.     A previous video from the same […]

Events Reminder, Thursday, 8 June and Sunday 11 June, and AGM 26 June, Heritage York at Lambton House

I am a strong supporter of the work that is being done, year after year, at Lambton House, which is located not far (along the historic Humber River) from Old Mill Toronto, which was the venue for a high school reunion that I helped to organize a few years ago. I have occasionally had the […]

The next big meeting (as it relates to South Etobicoke) regarding airplane noise/pollution is on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at The Assembly Hall from 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Updates A July 12, 2017 Etobicoke Guardian article is entitled: “Etobicoke, Mississauga residents fight GTAA over Pearson airport growth plans: ‘It’s a war zone,” one resident said of aircraft noise above her home.” [End: Update 2]   Air traffic noise is part of a wider topic – namely, it’s about life in cities. Street traffic […]

Province announces sale of OPG lands for Mississauga’s waterfront redevelopment: OPG will transfer 67 acres of land to the City of Mississauga

A June 6, 2017 Mississauga News article is entitled: “Province announces sale of OPG lands for Mississauga’s waterfront redevelopment: OPG will transfer 67 acres of land to the City of Mississauga.” World model of sustainability An excerpt from the article reads: As part of the 177-acre land sale, OPG has agreed to transfer 67-acres of […]

Proposed legislation brings “fundamental reform” to OMB: Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Peter Milczyn

A previous post is entitled: Next steps in OMB Reform are outlined in May 31, 2017 Government of Ontario message I have been following with interest news reports regarding the OMB Reform legislation recently introduced at Queen’s Park. I have read the text of the draft legislation. The text does not make for easy reading, […]