Culture of decision making at the OMB changed dramatically over the past 25 years; Bill 139 seeks to get land-use planning back on the right track

As a resident of south Etobicoke for the past 20 years, I’ve been following, with much interest, recent initiatives to reform the Ontario Municipal Board. I’ve made it a point, in this context, to attend two days of hearings at Queen’s Park in October 2017, regarding the provincial government’s OMB Reform legislation, before the legislation (known as […]

In April 13, 2018 interview, Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Peter Milczyn outlines how OMB Reform legislation came to be enacted

On April 13, 2018, I met with MPP Peter Milczyn, who currently serves as Minister of Housing, as well as Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy. In a brief interview with him, I asked him several key questions, about topics that had attracted my attention in the months leading up to the interview. Central among […]

Long Branch Character Guidelines feature historical details regarding the evolution of Long Branch Park

I am working on details related to a May 5, 2018 Jane’s Walk entitled “Evolution of Long Branch Park” that MPP Peter Milczyn will be leading in Long Branch. The following text is from the Long Branch Character Guidelines document: Frontage and Severances: From the initial subdivision of land to pave way for Long Branch Park […]

Join Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Peter Milczyn for “Evolution of Long Branch Park” Jane’s Walk starting 10:30 am, Saturday, May 5, 2018

The following message is from MPP Peter Milczyn’s Office: Jane’s Walk is an annual festival of free, citizen-led walking conversations inspired by the late Jane Jacobs, an urban writer and activist who championed new, community-based approaches to planning for over 40 years. I would like to invite you to join me for my “Jane’s Walk” […]

In his 2017 study, Antonio Damasio, whose celebrated 1994 book argues Descartes got it wrong, addresses our long lineage that begins with single living cells

Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Peter Milczyn’s May 5, 2018 Jane’s Walk (starts 10:30 am at Long Branch Ave. & Lake Shore) now posted at Jane’s Walk website & Facebook page

The May 5, 2018 walk in Long Branch led by MPP Peter Milczyn has now been posted to the Jane’s Walk website and Facebook page Click here to access the walk details on Facebook > The text for the walk, at the Jane’s Walk website, reads: Evolution of Long Branch Park (Starting 1884) Led by […]

Interfaith Festival takes place on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at the Tibetan Cultural Centre

The following announcement comes to us from Harry Oussoren via Jem Cain (my apologies for delay in posting it).   Commentary Click here for a previous post about Tibet >  

★ News Alert: Stephen Otto Memorial Service Celebration of Life at 11 am on Saturday, April 28, 2018

Click here to access the News Alert (from the Friends of Fort York) in your browser > A caption for the photo that accompanies the message reads: “Order of Canada Recipient, Co-Founder of the Friends of Fort York, Fife & Drum Founding Editor, and Tireless Advocate of Heritage, History, Preservation and Cities.” The text of […]

Wards 5 & 6 businesses and community organizations featured at GEMS Awards night on April 25, 2018 at the Assembly Hall

I’ve been attending GEMS Awards nights at the Assembly Hall in New Toronto for many years. I’ve also been active in nominating worthy businesses and community organizations for the annual GEMS Awards. The list of nominees and winners will be available at MP Peter Milczyn’s website shortly, and I will not list the details here. […]

Lakeview Waterfront Connection to be named after late councillor Jim Tovey – April 25, 2018 Mississauga News

An April 25, 2018 Mississauga News article is entitled: “Lakeview Waterfront Connection to be named after late councillor Jim Tovey.” An excerpt from the article reads: “I miss him and I know we all do. He was a friend and a colleague to all of us, and really a visionary,” noted [Mayor Bonnie] Crombie. [End] […]