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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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Liberty Village Heritage is much older than the Distillery District

Are we overlooking our oldest and most valuable Heritage in Liberty Village? Heritage Tourism, large or small, is coming to West Liberty Village. This material was presented to the Liberty Village BIA 2017-04-20. It was standing room only. Three representatives … Continue reading

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1182 – 1221 King St W Duf. Condos Apr 17 2017 7pm

City Planning is holding a Public Consultation to review the 1182 & 1221 King Street West Re-Zoning Application. At this consultation, you will have an opportunity to learn more about this application, ask questions and share your comments. Date: Tuesday … Continue reading

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Parkdale at 138. How Democracy Grew

As we commemorate Parkdale’s 138th birthday I include First Nations contributions to our joint history. 1. Our first participatory democracy: everyone has a vote on every decision. 2. Achieving responsible government: elected representatives make decisions for us. 3. Parkdale had … Continue reading

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421 Roncesvalles Ave Needs Heritage Designation

Development is at the northern gates of Roncesvalles Village. We are concerned. Sunnyside Historical Society presentation to the Toronto Preservation Board Jan 26, 2017. Result: The Board passed the motion. Next Councillor Gord Perks will take it to Toronto City … Continue reading

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The Drake Hotel Plays the Heritage Destruction Game.

The City’s Heritage Preservation Services Recommended Designation. But the Drake, the Councillor and FGDMA had other plans. This article reflects the opinion of the author only and is not written jointly with the Sunnyside Historical Society. How to Play the … Continue reading

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57 & 65 Brock Ave. 7 Invading Stories and going to the OMB!

The size and appearance of the glass and steel tower clashes with the Heritage Landscape of the neighbourhood as though determined to destroy it. The developer is counting on the OMB to bypass the democratic process that rejected this proposal.  … Continue reading

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