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The first Tim Hortons restaurant can still be found in Hamilton

June 2020 Tim Hortons is the iconic coffee shop that is often the first stop in the morning for many Canadians as they head off to work. The chain was founded by National Hockey League legend Tim Horton in 1964, with the first restaurant opening at 85 Ottawa Street North in Hamilton, Ontario. Born in …

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Are people reaching their “lock-down” limit?

June 2020 The crowds that packed Trinity-Bellwoods Park on May 24 may have been committing a careless act (future infections from the participants will tell), but in way I can hardly blame them. Firstly, we have been receiving so mixed messages, outright flip-flops and blatant disregard of “the rules” by our political leaders, that it’s …

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Toronto’s railway past – The rusting remains of the CPR West Toronto Junction Depot

May 2020 While trains still run along the Canadian Pacific Railway lines through the Junction area of west Toronto, there is little left to indicate this area once housed a maintenance depot and marshalling yard for the CRP, complete with industrial shops and a roundhouse. The yard dates back to 1882, when the increasing traffic …

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Decline of the family-run resorts in Ontario’s cottage country

May 2020 Generations of families have always enjoyed getting away from the crowded cities and having a leisurely vacation in a relaxed, peaceful and serene environment, perhaps on a lake, with the sound of rustling leaves from tall, mature trees. Residents of eastern New York State have the Catskills, but for generations of Ontarians, the …

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We need to make a choice on trade with China

May 2020 While we likely will never stop trading with China, I think we seriously need to question why we rely on them so much for a lot of the merchandise in our stores, and other needed items like medical supplies and pharmaceuticals. Now, I do understand why so many of the things for sale …

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Who killed the electric car? Oh right, the buying public who don’t want them

May 2020 Even though governments and environmentalists do their best to convince the general public that electric cars are the way of the future and that the days are numbered for cars powered by fossil fuels, the general public doesn’t seem to be playing along. Electric vehicles still have some serious obstacles and limitations that …

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Allandale Train Station – From the era of the grand railway stations

May 2020 Originally built in 1904 as the flagship station of the Grand Trunk Railroad, the station was part of the transportation corridor between Toronto and the GTR’s northern Ontario operations.  Built in the Italianate style, the station was made up of three buildings:  a restaurant portion, a passenger depot and railroad offices.  Historic Places …

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Is it time to replace the famed RCAF Snowbirds Tudor jet with a more modern one?

May 2020 Snowbirds Public Affairs Officer Captain Jennifer Casey has been named as the victim in a horrific crash of an RCAF Tudor jet in a residential neighbourhood in Kamloops, B.C. on 17 May 2020. The famed RCAF Snowbirds, officially designated as 431 Air Demonstration Squadron, were on a cross-Canada tour, “Operation Inspiration,” a moral …

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We have to have some balance in fighting the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic

May 2020 Even though we are still living with the deadly Wuhan coronavirus, we do need to begin the process of returning to some semblance of a normal society. We have to balance the risk of death from infection, with the deaths from lack of surgeries and medical treatments like cancer, from suicide due to …

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Historic Frank Barber designed bridges in the Greater Toronto Area

May 2020 The Greater Toronto Area has many interesting buildings and structures, including several concrete arch and reinforced concrete bowstring arch bridges, all designed by Engineer Frank Barber in the early 20th century. Three of the Barber-designed bowstring arch bridges stretch across the Humber River as it runs through the City of Vaughan, then known …

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