The Major League Baseball (MLB) regular season has now been completed, and the 10 postseason teams have now all qualified.
The postseason opens tonight, with the National League Wild Gard Game.
In the first round, the one game Wild Card Games (WCG), we see the following match-ups: Continue reading
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Gerry Hyman has another article for the Toronto Star. Let’s look at some of the questions:
QUESTION: The president of our corporation is also the vice-president. secretary and treasurer. He is impossible to work with and is making poor decisions. How do we remove him? Our problem is that no other owner wants the difficult job. Can we hire a property manager to deal with bookkeeping and other matters?
September 2nd, 2019 marked the final day of service for the Toronto Transit Commission’s Articulated Light Rail Vehicle (ALRV.)
The cars, based on the shorter Canadian Light Rail Vehicle (CLRV), were longer and could therefore hold more passengers. They entered service in 1988, nine years after the CLRV. Continue reading
Today, August 31st 2019, marks the end of an era for the Toronto Transit Commission’s Canadian Light Rail Vehicle (CLRV) streetcars:
Today marks the last fay of scheduled service for the CLRV along the western portion of their 501 Queen line, which is the former 507 Long Branch car. Continue reading
The 2019 Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) has an interesting exhibit at the Coca-Cola Coliseum entitled Legends of the Silk Road Come to Light.
The exhibit consists of 17 different silk lanterns that are lit up, with some that move. Continue reading
The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is celebrating the 98th Warriors’ Day Parade on August 17th, 2019.
This year’s parade celebrated the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasions and the 76th anniversary of the beginning of the Italian Campaign.
The parade started at the Princes’ Gates through the Midway to the parking lot west of Stanley Barracks. Continue reading
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With the XVIII Pan Am Games coming to a close today, Team Canada has shown that we yet again have a lot to be proud of.
Team Canada showed up with 477 athletes ready to compete in 35 sports. They are bringing home 152 medals with them (35 Gold, 64 Silver, and 53 Bronze), good for 3rd place overall. Continue reading
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Sir John Graves Simcoe. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
As today is Sir John Graves Simcoe Day in Ontario, I would like to discuss the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada from 1791 to 1796. Of course Upper Canada would later become the Province of Ontario.
Born in Cotterstock England in 1752, Simcoe would be educated at Eton and spent one year at Oxford. He joined the 35th Regiment of Foot, as an ensign, in 1770. He purchased a captaincy in the 40th Regiment of Foot and was injured in battle during the American Revolution. He was responsible for a successful battle in the battle of Crooked Billet.
He became Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada in 1791 when the British Government created the Province of Upper Canada out of land around the Great Lakes that stayed part of the British Empire after the American Revolution. Simcoe would see to the building of two major roads: Yonge Street (named after Sir George Yonge then the Minister of War), and Dundas Street (named after Henry Dundas, later the 1st Viscount Melville.) Originally built for defensive purposes, later both streets served to help settlement Upper Canada, and as trading routes. Continue reading
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