Author Archives: Jack Gibney

First Nations Images of Canada Day 2017

Here are 50 images found by Googling First Nations and Canada Day. Clearly not everyone is celebrating today. Britain came into Canada as a result of military victories in Europe and North America. Initial treaties were signed unread. Later treaties … Continue reading

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Heritage Conservation Districts for Parkdale and WQW Monday 7 pm

City Planning Meeting re. Heritage Conservation Districts for Parkdale and WQW. Monday June 26, 7 to 9pm. 1115 Queen Street West. I am proposing some changes described here. On June 22 the Toronto Preservation Board Approved Heritage Conservation districts for … Continue reading

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5 Important Heritage Events!

  June 21, 5:30 pm, First Nations at Peace Garden. June 20, 6 pm, Parkdale Land Trust, Info.  June 26, 7 to 9 pm, Parkdale & WQW HCD Reveal!  Aug. 5, 12 noon & 2:30 PM History On The Humber, … Continue reading

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Properties that we Recommend for listing and Eventual Designation

The Sunnyside Historical Society has agreed on this list of Properties that we recommend for immediate listing and eventual designation. We considered all of Roncesvalles to Dundas and across Dundas to Sorauren plus some nearby areas. Toronto City Council has … Continue reading

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Sunday June 11 @ Lambton House

Sunday June 11 @ Lambton House C a n a d i a n  J u n c t i o n Town, City and Country. Reading of a new one-act play by Neil Ross.   Guest Speaker, Christopher Moore! … Continue reading

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A Sacred Trust Revisited June 8 Carolyn King

The story of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation in Toronto and the Great Lakes area with Carolyn King, former Chief,  Thursday, June 8, 2017 Doors open at 7:00pm, Talk at 7:30pm Refreshments * Free will offering appreciated … Continue reading

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How Lake Shore Trail Became Queen Street West

In 1793 The Mississaugas were protesting the felling of trees and the larger than agreed expansion of British presence on their land. This may have been Toronto’s first demonstration, described on page 22, of ‘Spadina a Story of Old Toronto’, … Continue reading

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