Author Archives: Edward Brain

About Edward Brain

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

Actress Shirley Douglas has passed away at 86

Famed Canadian actress Shirley Douglas has passed away at the age of 86. Ms. Douglas is best remembered for her role as matriarch May Bailey in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s (CBC) series Wind at My Back.  She also appeared as … Continue reading

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Some Encouragement

As the world grips with the coronavirus, I thought that I would spread some cheer with some spring related pictures to help encourage everyone to handle the hurdles in their life at the moment:

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Happy Commonwealth Day 2020

Today (March 9th, 2020) 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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‘Pocket Rocket’ Richard has Passed Away

11 time Stanley Cup Champion Henri ‘Pocket Rocket’ Richard has passed away at the age of 84. Mr. Richard, the younger brother of Maurice ‘The Rocket’ Richard, would play 20 seasons for the Montreal Canadiens from 1955 to 1975.  The … Continue reading

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Special Assessments are not the only Option for Reserve Fund Repairs

Gerry Hyman has a new article for the Toronto Star today.  In his article he speaks about a condominium that has put in place a Special Assessment in the tune of $51,000 per unit to be paid for over four … Continue reading

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Streetcar Action at Kipling Loop

For three consecutive weekends starting on the weekend of February 15, 2020, the TTC was short turning the 501 Queen service west of Humber Loop at Kipling Loop.  This is being done to allow the City of Toronto to do … Continue reading

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World Series Champion Tony Fernández has Passed Away

Former Toronto Blue Jay shortstopTony Fernández has passed away at the age of 57.  He played for the Blue Jays in four different stints: from 1983-1900, 1993, from 1998-1999, and finally in 2001, winning the World series with the Blue … Continue reading

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Happy 55th Birthday to the Maple Leaf

February 15th, 2020 marks the 55th anniversary of Canada adopting the Maple Leaf as Canada’s official flag. Happy Birthday to the Maple Leaf!

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Soprano Mirella Freni passes away at 84

Famed opera Soprano Mirella Freni has passed away at the age of 84. Ms. Freni was born on February 27th, 1935 in Modena, Italy.  She was born in the same city, just months before, as tenor Luciano Pavarotti, who would … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 68 years as Queen of Canada

Today marks the 66th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s ascension as Queen of Canada, the United Kingdom, and 14 other nations.  She is also the head of the Commonwealth of Nations. Queen Elizabeth ascended the throne of Canada when her father, … Continue reading

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