Steven Lesser (MCHS 1973) recalls that Mr. Ramcharan, ace Math teacher, also wrote the graduates’ names on their graduation certificates

Pamela Gough describes her start in politics. She won her first election by 20 votes!

I strongly support Pamela Gough’s campaign for election as the Councillor for Ward 3 at the City of Toronto. In her role as school trustee at the Toronto District School Board, Pamela Gough played a key role, along with the then-MPP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore, Laurel Broten, in a successful effort by residents in Long Branch (south […]

Glenn Caswell, a former resident who lived in Regent Park for 35 years, is keen to start up a group of former long-time residents

At a previous post, History of Regent Park, Glenn Caswell writes (and I share it here in order to publicize it): Hi from a former resident who lived in Regent Park for 35 years love your story. As a former resident I just started my own group with former long-time resident’s I grew up with. […]

Norah Shaw has shared with us some great Long Branch Army Camp photos

Norah Shaw of Winnipeg has shared with us some great photos from the Long Branch Army Camp, which I’ve written about from time to time at this website. In an email Norah writes: Here find picture of Staff House, class picture grade 8, 1955-56 taken at SHEP School, which was in the SH proper. Only […]

15 Stanley Ave. application in Mimico was refused, in Sept. 14, 2018 TLAB decision

A Sept. 14, 2018 TLAB decision regarding 15 Stanley Ave. in Mimico warrants attention. The application was refused. You can read the decision at the link at the previous sentence. This is a decision that warrants a close read. As a retired elementary school teacher, I will (when I get around to it; I’m currently […]

A recent rental was a four-level cottage along a steep, heavily forested hillside at a lakeside in Ontario

Doctors in the U.S. and Canada encouraged to promote early literacy to families – CBC Sept. 12, 2018

A Sept. 12, 2018 CBC article is entitled: “‘Nothing short of remarkable’: Study finds parents’ chats with their toddlers pay off 10 years later: Doctors in the U.S. and Canada encouraged to promote early literacy to families.” I began my teaching career in 1975 (I retired from the Peel District School Board in 2006) by […]

Noteworthy photo from Taste of the Kingsway, Sept. 8, 2018

We have sold our house in Long Branch and are enjoying a nomadic lifestyle, most recently travelling to Amsterdam, Stockholm, and Tallinn and currently enjoying cottage country near Peterborough. I remain active in documenting life in south Etobicoke and am pleased to share with you a photo that a Long Branch resident (whose help in […]

Stuttering Meets Stereotype, Stigma, and Discrimination (2015) features a wide range of chapters on changing attitudes (in a positive direction) toward stutterers

Many years ago, I was involved in the early stages of a groundbreaking research project, directed by Kenneth St. Louis of West Virginia University, regarding attitudes toward people who stutter in countries around the world. I am not much involved with volunteer work on behalf of people who stutter, as I was in the years […]