Author Archives: Edward Brain

Happy Commonwealth Day 2019!

Today (March 11th, 2019) 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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Boards Will Not Limit Their Right to Collect Proxies

Gerry Hyman has another article for the Toronto Star.  I wish to discuss two of the questions raised: QUESTION:  In a recent column relating to proxies, you wrote: “The purpose would not appear to be to enable someone to collect … Continue reading

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Adriana Lecouvreur: Met Opera HD Broadcast

I saw the February 27th, 2019 encore performance of Francesco Cilea‘s Adriana Lecouvreur from the Met Opera at the cinema. The performance starred Anna Netrebko as Adriana Lecouvreur, Piotr Beczała as Maurizio, and Anita Rachvelishvili as the Princess de Bouillon.  … Continue reading

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Board Minutes Should be Vetted

Gerry Hyman has another article for the Toronto Star.  I want to discuss two of the questions raised: QUESTION:  Our board posts minutes of directors meetings on a publicly viewed bulletin board. At a recent meeting, the board discussed our … Continue reading

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TTC Streetcar Action at Humber Loop and Kipling Loop

Here are two videos I took on Family Day (February 18th, 2019). The first is of some streetcar action at Humber Loop:

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Condominiums Required to Maintain Common Elements

Gerry Hyman has another article for the Toronto Star.  Let’s discuss two of the questions: QUESTION:  We own a unit in a large, old condominium. We have had little or no heat, or hot water, for a long time and … Continue reading

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Sir Andrew Davis Celebrates 75th Birthday with Wagner and the TSO

I attended the February 2nd 2019 concert at the TSO which was advertised as “Sir Andrew Conducts Wagner”.  The concert happened to also fall on Sir Andrew’s 75th birthday. The concert consisted of Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries, Albert Berg’s … Continue reading

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Keeping Up Appearances Star Clive Swift Dies at 82

The family of Clive Swift has announced that the actor has passed away on February 1st 2019, eight days prior to his 83rd birthday.   The actor was best known for his portrayal of Richard Bucket in Keeping up Appearances, alongside … Continue reading

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Roy Halladay leads Cooperstown Class of 2019

The Baseball Hall of Fame (Cooperstown) has announced it Class of 2019 inductees. Those elected to the Hall of Fame are:

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Rules can be overturned in Condominiums

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 … Continue reading

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