Local resident Ron Jamieson, with a strong background in data analysis, outlines emerging trends in land-use decision making in Long Branch

Having lived in Long Branch for 21 years, I’ve noticed that some residents just spin their wheels, while others get things done. On May 30, 2018 I spoke with Ron Jamieson, whose background includes marketing and engineering. Given his strong analytical skills, and a strong attachment to Long Branch, Ron gets things done. At our interview, we spoke […]

Mississauga South Historical Society Public Presentation at Riverwood Conservancy, Chappell Estate – Tuesday, July 31, 2018 @ 7 PM

Following message is from Jonathan Giggs of Mississauga: Our next event is next Tuesday July 31 at 7 PM when we travel to Mississauga’s hidden gem The Chappell Estate at The Riverwood Conservancy.  Our speaker is Dave Taylor, the Conservancy’s Education Program Consultant and renown author and wildlife photographer. Dave’s talk is entitled Coyote: The […]

Public Forum on State of Toronto’s Heritage – Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Following message has been forwarded by Geoff Kettel of Leaside: FYI ______________________ Dear members of Toronto’s neighbourhood and community associations, Heritage Toronto is kicking off its consultation process for the 2018/2019 State of Heritage report. The report, released every election year, incorporates public feedback and research to provide recommendations for the incoming City Council. On […]

Walking Home (2011) by Ken Greenberg speaks of a one-sentence lesson

I recently came across an index card written some time back, featuring a quote (p. 64) from Walking Home: The Life and Lessons of a City Builder (2011) I’ve written previously about this book, by Ken Greenberg, which I found of much interest. A previous post, in which I refer to Walking Home (2011), is […]

Message from Graeme Decarie: “Well, you can tell Peggy that If I had known then what I know now, my course would been been very different”

The MCHS luncheons that we’ve been organizing about once a month for some time continue to take on momentum. On Wednesday, July 25, 2018 we had a turnout, at the Mandarin Restaurant on the Queensway east of Kipling in Toronto, of seven people. Our featured guests included Peggy (Cornforth) Robinson (MCHS 1965) who reports that Graeme […]

Long Branch residents ponder lot-splitting proposals they feel are arbitrary: ‘The culture of decision making is decidedly more coherent and robust in Mississauga than it is in Toronto’ – July 19, 2018 Etobicoke Guardian opinion article

A July 19, 2018 Etobicoke Guardian opinion article is entitled: Long Branch residents ponder lot-splitting proposals they feel are arbitrary:’The culture of decision making is decidedly more coherent and robust in Mississauga than it is in Toronto,’ writes Jaan Pill.” Comment: The headline might work better as: “Long Branch residents ponder lot-splitting decisions they feel are […]

Launch of SO THIS IS TEACHING – July 12, 2018, 6-8pm at 2 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive at Lake Shore and Kipling

I am pleased to share the following early-morning July 12, 2018 tweet from Lakeshore Grounds @LakeshoreGrnds: TONIGHT! Join us for the launch of SO THIS IS TEACHING. Step back into the 1960s-1970s and explore a revolution in teaching through the Lakeshore Teachers’ College. Launch runs 6-8pm at 2 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive #LakeshoreGrounds #EtobicokeLakeshore […]

OMB rules against Blue Water Place/Avondale Court townhome development proposal: City of Burlington successfully defends its position to protect established residential neighbourhoods

Click here to read the July 11, 2018 City of Burlington news release >  

April 6, 2018 comment from Leaside Property Owners Association Incorporated concerning how Toronto Local Appeal Body goes about its work

A previous post is entitled: Toronto Local Appeal Body procedures: April 2018 comments from (among others) Leaside, Swansea, and Long Branch residents The comments at the above-noted post are in response to a public consultation organized by the Toronto Local Appeal Body in April 2018, regarding how TLAB goes about its work. By way of […]

What I have learned about the launch of volunteer associations over the past 30 years

I’m preparing for a presentation at a conference in Estonia related to volunteer work I’ve been involved with over the past 30 years. Among the things I will discuss are key things I have learned as a volunteer involved with the setting up of volunteer associations around the world. My current list of things learned […]