March 11, 2018 Toronto Star article about Humber Bay Shores brings to mind that Mississauga and Toronto have differing cultures of waterfront development

A March 11, 2018 Toronto Star article is entitled: “How rampant development and poor planning left residents of this Etobicoke neighbourhood stuck in traffic: The Etobicoke neighbourhood of Humber Bay Shores has undergone rapid development in the past two decades, but transit infrastructure hasn’t come with it. The problem only stands to get worse.” Commentary […]

Terra Cotta Conservation Area well worth a visit during Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival (March 10 – April 8, 2018)

Some time back, I described a family visit to the Limehouse Conservation Area: Limehouse Conservation Area a great place to visit on a warm, sunny day in September More recently, we visited the Terra Cotta Conservation Area in Halton Hills for its Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival (March 10 – April 8, 2018). The event features: Live entertainment Demonstrations Maple […]

How to find your Walk Score (as in, how walkable us your neighbourhood?)

As noted at a July 17, 2008 UrbanToronto article, to find your Walk Score, it’s easy to find your Walk Score: “Go to and enter your address in the field at the top of the page, and the website will calculate the walkability (a score out of 100) of your neighbourhood based on the distance […]

Killing Neighbors: Webs of Violence in Rwanda (2009) by Lee Ann Fuji addresses the dynamics of the genocide that occurred in Rwanda

A March 8, 2018 Toronto Star article is entitled: “‘Classroom was like a stage’ for U of T associate professor Lee Ann Fujii: Sudden death of 56-year-old popular scholar last Friday rattles academic community.” According to online reports, Dr. Fujii died of the flu. A blurb at the Toronto Public Library website for Killing Neighbors: Webs […]

Falsehoods penetrate further, faster, and deeper than accurate information on Twitter: Massive MIT study

A March 8, 2018 Atlantic Monthly article is entitled: “The Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News: Falsehoods almost always beat out the truth on Twitter, penetrating further, faster, and deeper into the social network than accurate information.” An abstract of the Science article, on which the Atlantic Monthly article is based, reads as […]

OPP investigating potential violations of the Municipal Elections Act with reference to Ward 5 Councillor Justin Di Ciano

A March 8, 2018 CBC article by Zach Dubinsky and John Lancaster is entitled: “City Coun. Justin Di Ciano under OPP investigation for ‘potential violations’ of election laws: Case marks 2nd ongoing probe by provincial police into matters at Toronto city hall.” An excerpt from the article reads: “The news comes after CBC Toronto reported […]

Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre: Exhibit news + a Ukrainian Egg Decorating Workshop

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Meeting of Long Branch Neighbourhood Association will take place at 7:00 pm on April 4, 2018 at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 101

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MPP Peter Milczyn, Etobicoke-Lakeshore, hosting Free Family Events over March Break 2018

Following message is from MPP Peter Milczyn’s Office: Once again I will be hosting free family events in Etobicoke-Lakeshore during the week of March Break. On Tuesday, March 13th, my 4th Annual March Break Free Family Skate will take place at the MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence – we have booked the Toronto Maple Leafs […]

March 3, 2018 Toronto Star: 2018 off to a deadly start for pedestrians, prompting calls for city hall to do more

A March 3, 2018 CBC article is entitled: Pedestrian deaths piling up despite Toronto’s Vision Zero pledge: 2018 off to a deadly start for pedestrians, prompting calls for city hall to do more.” As a person who does a lot of walking, as part of my fitness routine, I can attest that when you walk […]