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“The entire existence of Canadian English is due to three of the most important events in the history of the world.”

An article Canadian linguistics, which appeared in the print edition of Metro News (Toronto) on June 2, 2014, is entitled: “Canadian English, from ‘eh’ to ‘zed’”. The article, by Luke Simcoe, opens as follows: The term “Canadian English” was simultaneously coined and admonished by Reverend A. Constable Geikie in 1857. Geikie, a Scot, stood before […]


Schedule of Lost River Walks in Toronto

You can find the schedule here. Below is information from the Lost River web page that you can access at the link in the previous sentence. You can access the live links by going to the above-noted web page, which is part of the Toronto Green Community website. Sunday, May 19, 2013, 2 pm – Daylighting […]


The conventions of warfare have changed since 1812

In a previous blog post, I spoke of a recent lecture by Denise Harris about the War of 1812. Along with changes in the technology of warfare, as discussed in the previous blog, the conventions of warfare have also changed since 1812. Denise Harris noted, in her lecture on May 16, 2012, for example, that […]


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 […]