Tag Archives: Toronto

Alternative to shooting? ….. Compassion?

If you pay any attention to the news, you may have heard that an 18-year-old boy, Sammy,  was shot to death by a Toronto police officer a few weeks ago.  He was alone in a streetcar.  With a 3” knife.  … Continue reading

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Toronto’s loss, Hamilton’s gain?

A friend of mine – single mother of three wonderful adolescents – is trying to find a two-bedroom apartment close to their father, in the west end of Toronto.   That way they could easily visit back and forth between the … Continue reading

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Classical Revolution + Measha – Really!

Sometimes, you’re just in the right place, at the right time.  And last night was one of those times. The place was Toronto’s Tranzac Club, and not ten feet from me was  soprano Measha  Brueggergosman, transforming the room, entertaining, teasing … Continue reading

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Walkability and Livability

I think a lot about the question of what might make my neighbourhood livable and thriving long term.  And how does that relate to affordability?  And the environment?  I’ve been trying to get my mind around some of Jane Jacobs’ … Continue reading

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“World class city”

This is a ‘new world’ we are living, in the blogosphere.  It is such a new forum that, worldwide, we are all learning as we go, learning how to do this new kind of communicating, learning a new kind of … Continue reading

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