Five things you should know about Tor...

Five things you should know about Toronto's future aquarium

There are 5 comments on the National Post story from Aug 17, 2011, titled Five things you should know about Toronto's future aquarium. In it, National Post reports that:

Clad in hardhats adorned with shark fins, representatives from all three levels of government watched Wednesday as construction vehicles scooped earth around the base of the CN Tower, where Ripley's Aquarium of Canada is slated to open in the summer of 2013.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at National Post.


Toronto, Canada

#1 Aug 18, 2011
Good Morning,

The letter writing campaign with regard to the Colonel Samuel Smith homestead site at 85 Forty First Street is moving along well.

I want to thank all who have written letters to date.

People at 3845 Lake Shore Blvd. West are taking part with encouragement of several residents. One resident remarked that, whatever the effort, a person wants to feel they have done all that is posible by way of ensuring that one's views are heard.

A colleague, who was an administrator at the school board where I used to work, has written an individualized version of the letter. He expresses eloquently what many feel. I've included his text below.

I've posted information about the letter writing campaign in a post at Vimeo where I uploaded a digital porfolio for a client in connection with an ongoing documentary project about the building of Aquaview Condomimiums and the history of the surrounding area:

The documentary will serve as a balanced, community-based record of a small part of the history of our communities.


Milton, Canada

#2 Aug 18, 2011
Colonel Samuel Smith

Toronto, Canada

#3 Aug 18, 2011
wish to express my strong support for the purchase -- by either the French Catholic School Board or the French Language Public School Board -- of the Parkview School property at 85 Forty First Street.

On this property from 1797 until 1955 stood the homestead of Colonel Samuel Smith.

Being a resident of the Lakeshore community from 1958 until 1983,

I have witnessed much of the loss of historically significant properties, firsthand.

Once a property has been sold for private development,

the opportunity for future community enjoyment is lost forever.

As the redevelopment of the Lakeshore continues to accelerate, it is imperative that you, our government representatives, show vision and leadership in preserving our history, both for current and future generations.

This is especially important in times of fiscal austerity, where short-term expediency in decision-making can lead to irretrievable future loss.

Thank you for giving consideration for my views in your future decision-making deliberations on this issue.

Toronto, Canada

#4 Aug 18, 2011

Toronto, Canada

#5 Aug 18, 2011

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Toronto, Canada Travel Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Freezing rain arrives: Schools closed in parts ... Apr '16 Vic 1
News Sign of the times gone by for Honest Ed's custo... Apr '16 Tex and Edna Boyle 2
News At this Toronto cafe you can PWYC for coffee Apr '16 Pay What You Can 1
News Toronto travel bookstore's trip is finally over... Mar '16 wonder 1
News Metrolinx outlines Big Move (Jan '13) Feb '16 reports of lower ... 7
News Dozens of 'British home children' lie forgotten... Feb '16 Home Children Sur... 1
News 16 Ontario Goodwill stores shut down Jan '16 sad times 1
More from around the web