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Pamela Gough first became involved in political life in the 1980s, after moving to new home in South Etobicoke

In two previous posts, I feature brief video clips in which Pamela Gough describes how she first became involved, in the 1980s, in political life: Pamela Gough describes her start in politics. She won her first election by 20 votes! Pamela Gough (Ward 3 Councillor Candidate) describes her start in politics (Part 2) Here is a […]


ACO newsletter: CBC Radio’s Day Six examines how remnants of Canada’s first Parliament Buildings unearthed under Toronto car wash

The following item is from a recent newsletter, available at this link, of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario: CBC Radio’s Day Six examines how remnants of Canada’s first Parliament Buildings were found underneath a Toronto car wash The car wash and dealership at King and Parliament Streets has long been known as the site where […]


Help Develop Ontario’s First Culture Strategy

The following message (my thanks to David Juliusson for passing it along to me) is from the Government of Ontario: Help Develop Ontario’s First Culture Strategy Government Hosting Culture Talks Across the Province Ontario is seeking input from across the province to develop its first culture strategy, which will set out a vision for arts […]


MCHS 2015: If you have a choice regarding mall destinations, while in Toronto, Sherway Gardens is a good option

The Stay Inn is the hotel, close to Sherway Gardens and not far from Cloverdale Mall. where a number MCHS grads and spouses will be staying on the weekend of the Oct. 17, 2015 MCHS ’60s Reunion. I’ve recently been involved in a Facebook discussion concerning which mall would be worth visiting, if you had to […]


The value of first-hand accounts, presented within an evidence-based, fact-checked, corroborated context

An Oct. 16, 2014 article at the Times Higher Education website is entitled: “Born in the GDR: Living in the Shadow of the Wall, by Hester Vaizey.” I learned of this text from an Oxford University Press Twitter account that I follow; I found the article of interest, particularly this comment: “These first-hand accounts confirm […]


Supreme Court’s Tsilhqot’in First Nation ruling a game-changer for all – June 27, 2014 CBC article

Updates A July 14, 2014 CBC article is entitled: “Tsilhqot’in ruling to be a focus at First Nations’ meeting in Halifax.” A Sept. 29, 2014 Globe and Mail article is entitled: “Underwater discovery near Haida Gwaii could rewrite human history.” A June 17, 2015 CBC article is entitled: Documentary ‘Trick or Treaty’ aims to tell […]


The War of 1812 brought the first Ukrainians to the city – then called York – as mercenary soldiers

Updates: A Feb. 20, 2014 New Yorker article is entitled:” Will Ukraine break apart?” A Feb. 28, 2014 Globe and Mail article is entitled: “Globe in Kiev: Ukraine’s new government declares Russia has invaded.” A Feb. 28, 2014 Guardian article is entitled: “Ukraine: Night Wolves and unidentified military men seize key Crimea sites.” A Feb. […]