Category Archives: Inspiration

796 – 802 Broadview goes to council

On June 13th the East York and Toronto Community Council will look at the development proposal for 796-802 Broadview. If the address doesn’t sound familiar perhaps its other infamous name “The Vape Lounge” night trigger some memory. This property overlooks … Continue reading

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Salmon run on the Don river.

First time seeing Atlantic Chinook Salmon running upstream along the Don River. This location is just north of the Pottery Rd. bridge along the bike path. Very easy to get to. Other locations are along the bike path south of the Pottery … Continue reading

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John Tory’s zerovision PSA

John Tory is hearing the message about pedestrian deaths in Torono but still hasn’t wrapped his head around the cause. Here’s the Public Service Announcement. It’s the usual slow down and keep your eyes on the road, same message runs over … Continue reading

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Seniors, city planning & safety

Attend any community meeting and look around the room at the residents. Ask “What’s the average age in the room?” My guess is that it’s around 65. This demographic is heavily invested in property, has the time to attend meetings, … Continue reading

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Native Plant Sale.

ORDER HERE! Funds support the activities of the Todmorden Mills Wildflower Preserve. Native plants grow best in your garden because millions of years of evolution can’t be wrong. They are suited to the soil, the crappy winters, they expect the … Continue reading

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Is City council democratic?

Two troubling things to ponder. First, the city asked a bunch of experts to go look at the number of people in each ward to try and balance population and representation. Sounds easy except the arrangement has to work over … Continue reading

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Beaver Pics

You don’t expect to see a beaver in the middle of the pond at the Brickworks but then again there are plenty of signs of them all over the Don River Valley. This pic below is from the west side … Continue reading

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Streetfight video

  Well you see Toronto is not like New York. Here we don’t follow some loopy left wing bike loving mayor like Bloomberg. Nor do we just do little things like close Times Square to traffic, this is Toronto; we … Continue reading

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Help with the Victory Garden!

Todmorden Mills will have a Victory Garden this year in keeping with the 1940’s interpretation of one of the houses there. If you would like to volunteer time during the week to help water/weed and generally keep the vegetables doing their … Continue reading

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City thinking in the Guardian

This article in the Guardian points to Waltham Forest within London as a “mini-Holland. There the neighbourhood is closed to traffic. Hackney is another. “The inner-London borough of Hackney, which prides itself on being the greenest council in London, tells a … Continue reading

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