Spring 2014

Home History: 50 Rainsford Road – Tradition to Limbo to Transformation

Oct 6th, 2014 | By

By John Ellis A hard-working immigrant family from Hong Kong, the Chan family consisted of David and Grace, and their sons, Philip and James. They lived at 50 Rainsford Road when my family moved into 52 Rainsford in 1973 and we were neighbours for about 25 years, until David and Grace became elderly and developed
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Home History: 118 Rainsford Road – A Pioneer’s Home

Oct 6th, 2014 | By

By John Ellis (This is an updated version of a story that first appeared in the Winter 2005 edition of the Triangle Topics newsletter). For the grand sum of $5,450 Lillian and Wesley Rowe bought 118 Rainsford Road in 1948 from her brother and his wife, George and Gladys Hanna, although they couldn’t move in
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Gentle Infill

Apr 15th, 2014 | By

In Viet Nam there are many, many so-called skinny houses. These are from 12 to 15 feet wide and 4 to 5 storeys in height. They are multi-generational. On the ground level is a shop run by the elder(s) in the family assisted by other family members. On the second level are the middle aged
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President’s Report Spring 2014

Apr 15th, 2014 | By

As we come up to another Annual General meeting, it is time to look back on the past year. There are three vacancies on the board due to directors not seeking re-election: Keith Schengili-Roberts, Mira Claxton, and Layton Stewart (after 29 years of continuous service), and last year we lost a tireless volunteer in Chris
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Local History and Heritage

Apr 15th, 2014 | By

By John Ellis (President, The Beach and East Toronto Historical Society) Great energy has been demonstrated by The Beach and East Toronto Historical Society (TBETHS) since its re-birth last August. Since then, the Board of Directors has held six board meetings, and moved on several fronts: Adopted a new, annual, membership fee of $20, and
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25 Family Gardening Ideas

Apr 15th, 2014 | By

By Lynn Wilson Time in nature gives both parents and children time to be together in meaningful ways, reducing stress and providing shared opportunities that children may remember well into adulthood. Getting hands in the dirt will be a fun experience for the whole family. Whether you have space for a large garden or just
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55 Division Community Police Liaison Committee

Apr 15th, 2014 | By

A new superintendent has been appointed to 55 Division. Peter Yuen is no stranger to this division and over the years has been posted to five different positions in our community. A strong advocate for community engagement, Superintendent Yuen shared a working document entitled, The Future of Community Partnerships with Toronto Police Service released in
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Planning 101

Apr 15th, 2014 | By

Thirty years ago, residents of the Triangle didn’t give much thought to city planning and zoning. Our big problem was the racetrack. We got zoning to keep out boarding houses and got one hour parking and towing. With the sale and development of the racetrack we got our first taste of ‘planning’. Residents wanted more
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