A Call for Walk Leaders + First Walkshop! (Message from Jane’s Walk Toronto)

The following is an excerpt from an email message from Jane’s Walk Toronto: “No one can find what will work for our cities by looking at…suburban garden cities, manipulating scale models, or inventing dream cities, you’ve got to get out and walk,” – Jane Jacobs, Downtown is for People (1957) We’re nearly a month away […]

In Dark Age Ahead (2004), Jane Jacobs outlines, with a sense of despair, as well as of hope, how we can protect and strengthen our culture and communities

A previous post is entitled: Investing in cultural cohesion and preservation can help rebuild cities devastated by war or natural disasters, says a new World Bank report – March 12, 2019 CityLab article I have an interest in the history of land-use decision making, a history that dates back millions of years. Human beings have […]

David Juliusson comments on demolition of the house, built in 1927, where Marie Curtis lived when she served as Reeve of the Village of Long Branch

The purpose of the current post is to bring attention to the demolition, in June 2018, of the former house of Marie Curtis, who many years ago served as a celebrated, highly regarded elected official at the Village of Long Branch. That is to say, David Juliusson of Long Branch has added a comment at […]

Lakeview Waterfront Update from Credit Valley Conservation

Click here to access a May 31, 2018 Lakeview Waterfront Update from CVC > The opening text for the CVC message reads: We’re making great progress towards creating our new 26-hectare conservation area on the Mississauga waterfront. Learn more about the Lakeview Waterfront Connection Project Update. [End] Commentary I have, as I have noted at […]

Reality tourism, readymade art, and Thirtieth St. unofficial pop-up auto museum

A clarifying statement from the Jane’s Walk Steering Committee (I can add: I very much like the open-ended quality of Jane’s Walk)

The following May 11, 2018 email message is from the Jane’s Walk Steering Committee; my own Commentary follows below. Title of email: Jane’s Walk’s future is bright. A clarifying statement from the Steering Committee. * A word from the Jane’s Walk Steering Committee Dear Toronto, Yesterday we sent out an email that requires clarification. Most […]

In a few words: May 5, 2018 “Evolution of Long Branch Park” Jane’s Walk, led by MPP Peter Milczyn

I’ve prepared the following text for a story submitted to the Jane’s Walk website; I much enjoy working on such brief overviews of events. If we seek to get anything across, sometimes we have to focus on brevity: Our Walk drew upon input from many people, who designed the Walk route and chose key points […]

Long Branch: A Jane’s Walk Bike Tour – another outstanding Jane’s Walk event, led by David Juliusson on May 6, 2018

Click here for previous posts about Jane’s Walk > I much enjoyed a recent heritage ride entitled “Long Branch: A Jane’s Walk Bike Tour,” led by David Juliusson with the support, and backing, of the Etobicoke South Cycling Committee and the Long Branch Neighbourhood Association. The event took place on May 6, 2018 starting at […]

May 5, 2018 “Evolution of Long Branch Park” Jane’s Walk led by MPP Peter Milczyn features Seven Stops

The following posts (see links below), regarding MPP Peter Milczyn’s May 5, 2018 Jane’s Walk, are a work in progress. To them I will, in time, add brief stories appearing as separate posts, based on archival resources, related to the Evolution of Long Branch Park (starting 1884): First Stop – Long Branch Ave. & Lake […]