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Bailey Bridge extends across the Queen Elizabeth Way at Applewood Village Plaza in Mississauga

A Bailey bridge, named after a British engineer, Donald Bailey, is a temporary bridge of lattice steel designed for rapid assembly from prefabricated standard parts, used especially in military operations, according to the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, Second Edition. It’s also the name by which a permanent footbridge, across the Queen Elizabeth Way at Applewood Village […]

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Connectedness comes from a key minority of nodes: Communication power (2009) and The information (2011)

Communication power (2009) by Manuel Castells is concerned with empirical evidence and political communication theories. I was impressed when I encountered  the description by Peter Burke (2005) of how Castells has conceptualized city life and cities in the context of postmodernity. Castells has remarked that ‘The city is everywhere and in everything,’ and that networks constitute […]

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Pankaj Mishra describes the arrival of modernity in South Asia

The arrival of modernity has occurred at different times in different places. Prior to postmodernity, as Burke (2005) has noted, modernity held the stage. Charles Taylor, in Malaise of modernity (1992), highlights the cultural origins of modernity. Theodore Rabb, in The last days of the Renaissance and the path to modernity (2006) also outlines the steps to modernity. With regard to […]

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Warfare in North America, 1500-1865: The normal grammar that defined the meaning of wartime violence sometimes didn’t work

A blurb at the Toronto Public website notes that Wayne E. Lee, in this book published in 2011 by Oxford University Press, has concluded that: “In the end, the repeated experience of wars with barbarians or brothers created an American culture of war that demanded absolute solutions: enemies were either to be incorporated or rejected. […]

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The Longo Development Corporation application for Amedeo Garden Court does not show any heritage buildings

As the story related to the heritage buildings at the Amedeo Garden Court apartment complex unfolds, I’m pleased to share with you this May 27, 2012 article by Joe Fiorito in The Toronto Star. Mimico 20/20 workshops seeking community input Given the response to the recent workshop related to Mimico 20/20, according to a recent announcement a second […]

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How do you make a Jane’s Walk into a conversation?

During planning for the May 6, 2012 South Long Branch Jane’s Walk, local resident David Switzer pointed out for us a distinction between a Jane’s Walk and a Heritage Walk. We’ve also heard that every Jane’s Walk will be different, depending on who’s involved with it. Thus it may happen that occasionally a Jane’s Walk may be similar to a […]