Five things you should know about Toronto's future aquarium

Aug 17, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: National Post

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.

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Aquaview

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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:

http://vimeo.com/25380980

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

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GTA

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Colonel Samuel Smith

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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.
Sam

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