Winter 2011

Ontario Genealogical Society Transcribes St. John’s Norway Cemetery Headstones

Dec 1st, 2011 | By

This cemetery has been our neighbour since 1853. It is a nondenominational burial ground. Bishop John Strachan granted three acres of land to Charles Coxwell Small for a church and a small cemetery in 1853. The rest of the funds to increase it to its current thirty five acres were collected from donations and purchases.
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The 8th Annual Triangle Brass Christmas Carol Event on December 19th

Dec 1st, 2011 | By

Over much of the past decade several members from various local community bands and orchestras have come together to perform what is now a Christmas tradition in the Beach Triangle: carol singing with brass accompaniment. While ostensibly a fund-raising event for the Canadian Cancer Society (with several hundred dollars typically raised every year), the event
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4th Annual “Fun Fest” a Huge Success!

Dec 1st, 2011 | By

A sunny Saturday in September on Lockwood at Corpus Christi Church and neighbours of all ages gathered for games, bouncy castles, BBQ lunch, entertainment, and prizes! The 4th annual Triangle Fun Fest had hundreds of participants and raised over $1500 for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Canada. Mary Margaret McMahon kicked off the event
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Home History: 13 Dixon Avenue – A Difficult Search

Dec 1st, 2011 | By

“This one should take no time at all”, I optimistically thought as I began my search through the Toronto Archives files. I expected the home to have been built in the 1911-1914 period typical of most homes in the Triangle and therefore reviewed every Assessment Role from then until it was found in 1923! I
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BTRA Chairperson’s Report (Winter 2011)

Dec 1st, 2011 | By

Season’s greetings to all. In my first year as president I have been very busy. When I joined the executive 14 years ago during the racetrack redevelopment days, I stayed in the background. Now that I am retired, I thought I would have a lot more time on my hands (how wrong could I be?)
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“Condo Creep”

Dec 1st, 2011 | By

When the city of Toronto committed in its City Official Plan to increase population density along main transportation corridors like Queen Street, many of us applauded and considered it to be a good trade-off against urban sprawl. Intensification was seen as an affirming strategy to get better use out of existing infrastructure while broadening the
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Triangle Policing Update (Winter 2011)

Dec 1st, 2011 | By

By Chris Blythe Top of the news: 55 Division has renewed energy and a newly avowed interest in community-based policing, this thanks to our new Unit Chief, Superintendent Frank Bergen, and Second in Charge, Inspector Greg Cole. After several recent interactions with the new team we look forward to seeing what the near future brings.
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