Very impressed with the opening of the Route 501 art exhibit at the Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre

A previous post is entitled: Route 501: New art exhibit launching Aug 30, 2017 at Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre I attended the opening, on Aug. 30, 2017, of the above-noted exhibit, and I was very highly impressed. I very much like the idea of pen and wash paintings to highlight features of South Etobicoke history. This […]

Life-saving fruit and vegetable diet need only be three portions (previous research called for 10 servings a day)

An Aug. 29, 2017 Guardian article is entitled: “Life-saving fruit and vegetable diet need only be three portions – study.” The subhead reads: “New research reveals daily dose of just 375g of fruit, vegetables and beans are sufficient to reduce risk of stroke, heart disease or premature death, and could help low-income consumers.” I mention […]

Route 501: New art exhibit launching Aug 30, 2017 at Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre

To access the most recent Lakeshore Grounds (Humber College) Interpretive Centre News Update, click here. An excerpt reads: We are excited to be launching a new art exhibit in the Third Floor hallway of the Student Welcome and Resource Centre this Wednesday, August 30th at 7pm (remarks at 7:30pm). Route 501 is a beautiful collection […]

So, what do you see walking along Twenty Fourth St. in Long Branch?

Some time ago, I became involved in a small way with the Long Branch Urban Design Guidelines pilot project. I remain involved, but these days my interest in matters related to urban planning in Toronto are minimal. Absolutely minimal. What a  current series of posts will concern are some thoughts that occur to me, as I […]

Sept. 1, 2017 deadline for comments regarding proposed OMB Reform legislation

Click here for previous posts regarding OMB > Among the posts in the above-noted list is one entitled: Proposed legislation brings “fundamental reform” to OMB: Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Peter Milczyn Sept. 1, 2017 deadline for final comments Please refer to the Environmental Registry regarding the Sept. 1, 2017 deadline for comments regrading the province’s OMB Reform […]

Toronto Local Appeal Body hearing regarding 9 Thirty Eighth St. is on Nov. 13, 2017

At a previous post entitled Conserving Long Branch Aug 2017, David Godley has written: 9 38th TLAB hearing, Help Save Long Branch. (See attached 9 38th save LB.) In order to convince TLAB that the community is reasonable and not a set of NIMBY’s we need groups and individuals to write in so we can […]

Toronto Local Appeal Board hearing regarding 38 Thirty Sixth St. is on Dec. 12, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at 40 Orchard View Boulevard

David Godley’s message (see below) includes the following PDF file: TLAB 38 36th The file notes that the hearing is Dec. 12, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at 40 Orchard View Boulevard. The following message is from David Godley: Thank you for the notices Hsing. We are away on a journey again with the final destination […]

‘Ready Made Farms..On Virgin Soil..For British Farmers’ – tweet from Paul Seesequasis

The image is from a late August 2017 tweet from Paul Seesequasis‏ @paulseesequa who writes: ‘Ready Made Farms..On Virgin Soil..For British Farmers’ I have posted the image because one of my current projects, related to local history, involves learning about Canadian (including Canadian Indigenous) history, and about the history of the British empire, from a […]

Seeking name of French Immersion school on the corner of MacDonald and Clanranald Avenues opposite a park in Snowdon (Montreal) – Sept 1970 to June 1971 (Grade 7)

Gillian McConnell writes: I attended a French Immersion school on the corner of MacDonald and Clanranald Avenues opposite a park in Snowdon from Sept 1970 to June 1971 (Grade 7). I can’t remember the name of the school. I was wondering if anyone on your website can help me. I believe there is now an […]

For any volunteer organization, the grassroots are a vital and important part of the picture at all times

I recently had the opportunity to get together with a group of great people that I have worked with, as a volunteer, for more than 20 years. Here are some photos – including one of the Intercontinental Toronto Centre, which was the Crown Plaza Hotel when the third CSA (Canadian Stuttering Association) conference took place […]