Trees for Life is concerned with the health value of trees

Whenever I hear about a project such as Trees for Life, I attend very closely. The following information is from an October 26, 2012 Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) document (pp. 58-61), which you can access by clicking on the following link: AuthorityAgenda#08-12_October26_2012 I recently attended an all-day conference in Toronto based on the […]

The Lake Shore Blvd. bridge is located near the Mississauga-Toronto border: November 2010 photo overview

The following overview, related to the reconstruction project outlined in a previous blog post, is from the following October 12, 2012 TRCA (Toronto and Region Conservation Authority) document (click on the link below to open it): ExecutiveCommitteeAgenda#08-12_October12_2012 City of Toronto [Etobicoke York Community Council Area] EX10.40 CITY OF TORONTO To construct, reconstruct, erect or place […]

Workers, Warriors, and Weapons: Open House at Dixie Road and Lakeshore Road East, Saturday, September 29, 2012, 10:10 am – 4:00 pm

Meet them all right here … Workers, warriors, and weapons I happened to read this banner while riding my bicycle in the neighbourhood. Usually I ride along the Waterfront Trail from Long Branch to Port Credit or thereabouts and back. On a recent ride, I changed my route to have a look at the Small Arms Building. […]

Wetlands are wonderful, or not, depending on which side of Etobicoke Creek you’re standing upon

  By way of background regarding the Lakeview Waterfront Connection project, I’m pleased to share with you the following for the public meeting — held on Feb 23, 2012 — which I found highly inspiring.   The Mississauga side is developing wetlands using landfill. This will involve what are described as significant savings in financial […]

This project is called the Lakeview Waterfront Connection

We’re pleased to have the opportunity to share the following message, recently forwarded to us by Councillor Grimes’ office:   Hello, Credit Valley Conservation on behalf of the Region of Peel and with the support of the City of Mississauga and Toronto and Region Conservation is embarking on a project involving the creation of a new […]

A Jane’s Walk will be held in Long Branch on Sunday, May 6, 2012 starting at 10:30 am in Marie Curtis Park

We’ve registered a Jane’s Walk, with a 10:30 am start at the East Parking Lot at Marie Curtis Park, for Sunday, May 6, 2012. We owe many thanks to Councillor Grimes’ office for suggesting that we organize this walk, and for providing details about the Jane’s Walk registration process. We owe thanks as well to […]

How would you compare Mimico 20/20 and the Lakeview Legacy Project?

Update: A Feb. 15, 2014 Globe and Mail article is entitled: “Aggressive development: Inside the building and selling of a Toronto condo tower.” [End of update]   The following comments are in reply to David Switzer’s helpful comments in response to a previous blog. There is much value in talking about how Mimico and Lakeview […]

The “3P” Strategy in Lakeview: Proactive, Persistent, and Positive

Strategic thinking is a key ingredient for success in any endeavour. This is a concept that came across strongly in a presentation by John W. Danahy of the University of Toronto faculty of architecture, landscape, and design on January 18, 2012 at the Mimico Centennial Library. The Lakeview community developed what it calls a “3P” […]

John Danahy has contributed in a major way to the success of the Lakeview Legacy Project

I had the good fortune to attend a presentation on January 18, 2012 by John W. Danahy of the University of Toronto faculty of architecture, landscape, and design. The talk, organized by the Lakeshore Planning Council Inc., was at the Mimico Centennial Library. In a previous post, I speculated about the differences, if any, between the […]

What was once a major wildlife habitat at the mouth of the Etobicoke Creek has been ‘engineered out of existence’

A glimpse of Toronto’s history: Opportunities for the commemoration of lost historic sites (2011), published by the City Planning Division, Urban Development Services, City of Toronto (2001), includes an informative account of the history of Etobicoke Creek. Granted, some of the information appears inaccurate. For example, the map that corresponds to MPLS #003, Etobicoke Creek Mouth, […]