Author Archives: Edward Brain

About Edward Brain

I am a long time condo activist and have a background in Business Administration.

VIA Historical Association Cars on Display

On June 15th and 16th, 2022, the VIA Historical Association (VHA) had two of its’ cars on display the at TRACCS Rail Event at the Toronto Maintenance Centre. The VHA is a not-for-profit organization aimed at preserving equipment operated by … Continue reading

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Ontario General Election

On June 2nd, 2022 the Province of Ontario held a general election for its 124 seats in the Provincial Legislature. The Progressive Conservative Party (PCs) led by Premier Doug Ford won a second term in office while increasing their seat … Continue reading

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Doors Open Toronto

Today I dropped by a couple of locations as part of Doors Open Toronto 2022. My first stop was at the Toronto Railway Historical Association (TRHA) at the John St. Roundhouse, which is located near the CN Tower and the … Continue reading

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Some Spring Related Pictures

Spring is in full bloom. Following are some pictures I have taken this spring. I hope you enjoy!

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VIA Rail’s The Canadian Departure – May 4th 2022

For the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, VIA Rail’s flagship train, The Canadian, is now back to two days per week. The first first day of the resumption of the second departure of the westbound version … Continue reading

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A Walk Through Humber Bay Promenade Park

I recently went for a walk through Humber Bay Promenade Park, which hugs the shores of Mimico Harbour in southeast Etobicoke. Here are some pictures of my walk:

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Don Carlos Live in HD

On March 26th, 2022 the Metropolitan Opera (The Met) presented Guiseppe Verdi’s Don Carlos as part of its’ Live in HD series. This was the last performance this season of the opera at The Met, and is the first time … Continue reading

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Happy Commonwealth Day, 2022

Today (March 8th, 2021) is Commonwealth Day in the countries that are members of the Commonwealth of Nations. Commonwealth Day, celebrated on the second Monday of March throughout the Commonwealth, as its name suggests celebrates the Commonwealth. Traditionally, in London, … Continue reading

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Canada at the Beijing Winter Olympics

The 24th Winter Olympics have now concluded. Congratulations to all the athletes who competed. Let’s look at how Team Canada performed at the Olympics: In total, Canada won 4 Gold, 8 Silver, and 14 Bronze medals, for a total of … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II Celebrates Her Platinum Jubilee

Today, February 6th, 2022, marks the 70 Anniversary of Her Majesty’s ascension. On February 6th, 1952, Her Majesty ascended the throne of seven independent countries – the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon. She would … Continue reading

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