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Archaeology

A significant archaeological site is located under the school grounds of Parkview School On Oct. 26, 2010 we learned, on reading a notice on page 527 of the board minutes for June 23, 2010, that the Toronto District School Board was selling its Parkview School property at 85 Forty First Street As you may know, […]

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Save Sam’s Homestead

The concept of a “Save Sam’s Homestead” group occurred to residents living close to Parkview School in Long Branch in late 2010. We did not develop the concept further. Sam’s Homestead refers to the original homestead of Colonel Samuel Smith. You can search elsewhere, at this website, if you wish to learn more about Samuel […]

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I have learned much of value since 2012, when after a long planning process, I launched the Preserved Stories website

To an extent, the Preserved Stories serves as a communications hub, where people can share information about topics of mutual interest – including information related to committees of adjustment and local appeal boards (in the case of Toronto, I refer to the Toronto Local Appeal Body). A key concept, regarding all land-use planning issues, is […]

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Of interest to local history buffs: City background files from 2016 investigation report regarding conduct of a local councillor

A previous post, of interest to local history enthusiasts (who may be relatively few in numbers, but they are enthusiastic nonetheless) in South Etobicoke, is entitled: On July 12, 2016 Toronto City Council Agenda: Investigation report regarding conduct of Ward 6 Councillor Mark Grimes At the current post, I will share the contents of the […]

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Hansard excerpt (2): City of Mississauga presentation at Oct. 17, 2017 OMB Reform hearing

This post features an excerpt from the Hansard transcript of the Oct. 17, 2017 hearing at Queen’s Park regarding Bill 139. My notes of the above-noted hearing are featured at a previous post entitled: Oakville mayor, Mississauga deputy city solicitor, and former Toronto chief planner speak out at Oct. 17, 2017 OMB Review hearing In the […]

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Oakville mayor, Mississauga deputy city solicitor, and former Toronto chief planner speak out at Oct. 17, 2017 OMB Review hearing

Update A recent post is entitled: Hansard transcript of Oct. 17, 2017 hearing at Queen’s Park regarding OMB Reform is now available [End]   I was very pleased to have the opportunity to attend a committee hearing at Queen’s Park on Oct. 17, 2017 regarding the Provincial government’s proposed OMB Reform legislation. I have sent in my own […]

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Ancient bison fossils offer hints about 1st humans in southern Canada – June 6, 2016 CBC report

A June 6, 2016 CBC article is entitled: “Ancient bison fossils offer hints about 1st humans in southern Canada.” The subhead reads: “Ice-free corridor through Alberta became habitable, opened to travel 13,000 to 13,400 years ago.” As well, a June 9, 2016 talk at Lambton House (doors open at 7:00 pm) is entitled: “Exploring the […]