Gerry Hyman has a new article for the Toronto Star. Let’s look at some of the questions raised:
QUESTION: Our board has implemented a rule that bans smoking on the common elements and in the units. The ban will take effect shortly. Can the owners seek an owners’ vote to cancel the rule? If so, will tenants get to vote or only unit owners? And what percentage of the voting owners is required to cancel the rule? Continue reading
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Tagged Agenda, AGM, Annual General Meeting, By-laws and Rules, Condominium, Condominium Act, Leasing, Ontario, Requisition, Rules, Tenants
Famed German bass-baritone Theo Adam has passed away in his hometown of Dresden on Thursday January 10th, 2019. He was 92.
Mr Adam’s career spanned over four decades, starting with a performance of Weber’s Der Freischütz at the Staatsoper Dresden in 1949. He would regularly sing with the Berlin State Opera and would also appear at many of the leading opera houses around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera House, the Salzburg Festival, and the Vienna State Opera. Continue reading
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Tagged Bayreuth Festival, Death, Der Freischütz, Der Ring Des Nibelungen, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Fidelio, Hans Sachs, Hänsel und Gretal, Kammersänger, Metropolitan Opera, Obituary, Royal Opera House, Salzburg Festival, The Magic Flute, Theo Adam, Vienna State Opera, Wotan
I wanted to wish everyone a very Happy New Year and I hope everyone has a prosperous new year.
2018 has flown by. I recently recapped 2018 in this previous post.
Happy New Year, everyone!
As we are counting down the hours until 2018 begins, I would like to thank you for visiting my site this year.
I would also like to highlight the past year for this site: Continue reading
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Tagged 2018, 97th Warriors' Day Parade, Anniversary, Canada, David Ogden Stiers, Etobicoke Ontario, Etobicoke Point, Government of Ontario, Long Branch Loop, Metrolinx, Ontario government, Queen Elizabeth II, Review, Toronto Ontario, Year in Review
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The 2019 edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championship opens today in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia. Team Canada is the defending Champions and are looking to retain the title on home ice.
The team plays four round robin games: Continue reading
I just want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.
May you spend your Christmas with family and friends and have a wonderful and enjoyable Christmas.
The year is coming to a close and I would also like to thank everyone who has read my Blog this year for all the support as it is very appreciated. Thank you. Continue reading
On December 1st, 2018 the southern Etobicoke communities of New Toronto and Long Branch welcomed Santa Claus to their community with the 28th Annual Etobicoke-Lakeshore Santa Claus Parade.
Here are some highlights of the parade: Continue reading
On November 11th, 2018 I attended the Remembrance Day service at Royal Canadian Legion #101.
The service was moving as usual and a way of remembering those who sacrificed their lives for the freedoms we enjoy today.
Here are some pictures from the service and at the Long Branch Cenotaph: Continue reading
Today, November 11th 2018, we mark Remembrance Day in Canada and the sacrifices made by our military during the many conflicts Canada has been involved in.
Today also marks the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I. The first world war marked Canada’s entry on the world stage. Canada begin the war as a little country that had made little contribution to the world. By the end of the war, with Canadians showed how valiantly they could fight and earned the respect of the rest of the world. Canada would never look back.
Canadians have a long tradition of joining its allies in conflicts when required and to successfully fight in many difficult situations in order that we all may enjoy the freedoms that we enjoy today.
So, if you are grateful for the freedoms we enjoy in Canada, please thank a veteran.
As an appropriate remembrance for all the sacrifices, here is “In Flanders Fields“, the poem written by Canadian Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae: Continue reading
Today, October 23rd 2018, is the 25th anniversary of the most important homerun in Toronto Blue Jays history: Joe Carter’s walk-off homerun to win the 1993 World Series for the Toronto Blue Jays, and potentially in the history of the World Series. This also happens to be the day when 2018 edition of the World Series starts.
On October 23rd 1993, the Blue Jays were playing in game 6 of the World Series. The Blue Jays held a 3 to 2 over the Philadelphia Phillies and could win the World Series that night. The Blue Jays took an early 5-1 lead before giving up 5 unanswered runs to trail 6-5. Continue reading