2018 In Review


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:

In January, I reviewed the Met Opera’s new production of Tosca which was broadcast in the cinemas as part of the Met’s HD Broadcasts.  The Canadian Junior hockey team would win the Gold Medal at the World Junior Hockey Championship.

In February, I celebrated the fifth year of my blog while also celebrating Her Majesty’s 66th Anniversary of becoming Queen of Canada.  Team Canada would also win 29 medals at the Winter Olympic Games, a personal best for the team.

Etobicoke Point

March saw the passing of David Ogden Stiers who was famous for portraying Major Winchester on M*A*S*H.

April saw Etobicoke Point in south east Etobicoke hit by a spring storm.  The storm caused a lot of damage to the area.

In May, I attended a wonderful performance of Anna Bolena starring Sondra Radvanovsky.  Ms. Radvanovsky owned the role and I was very impressed with her portrayal.

CLRV #4098 on Lake Shore Blvd. W.

On June 14th, the Toronto Marlies won their first Calder Cup.  And on June 24th,  streetcars finally returned to Long Branch Loop after a year and half of interruption while the Toronto Transit Commission performed repair works at Humber Loop and along the tracks on The Queensway and Lake Shore Blvd. W.

July 1st, 2018 was the 151st anniversary of Canada becoming an independent country.

The Coca-Cola Coliseum

Metrolinx, Ontario’s agency the oversees transit in the GTA, held an Open House in July about making Long Branch and Mimico GO stations accessible.  At the same time, the Provincial Government stated that it would reduce the size of Toronto’s city council by almost 50% and I argued against this decision.

On August 18th, the 97th Warriors’ Day Parade took place at the Canadian National Exhibition.

Royal Canadian Legion #101

September saw the Ontario Government threaten to use the Notwithstanding Clause to force the reduction of Toronto’s City Council, as well as a threat to use the clause as often as it has to in the future.  The Government ultimately did not need to use the clause as they won a court appeal over the issue.

In October, Toronto celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Toronto Blue Jays winning the World Series on a walk-off homerun by Joe Carter.

November was the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War.

And finally in December the Etobicoke-Lakeshore Santa Claus Parade celebrated its 28th anniversary.

I have become more interested in taking videos.  I have created several interesting videos this year, and here are some that might be of interest to you:

For those who are into stats, here are some that might interest you:

The most read post this year was Metrolinx Open House on South Etobicoke GO Stations which was read 133 times.  My reviews of Tosca and Luisa Miller were close behind with 129 and 95 views respectfully.  My post about Condominium Social Committees was read 67 times.  My review of the Aida performance I saw in October as part of the Live in HD Broadcast series from the Met Opera rounded out the top five read posts on my blog with 64 views.  Overall, my blog has been read over 2,000 times this year.

Thanks for dropping by this year.

About Edward Brain

I am a long time condo activist and have a background in Business Administration.
This entry was posted in General and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to 2018 In Review

  1. Pingback: Happy New Year 2019 | Edward Brain's Blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.