Category Archive: Original Writing

Our very own Satan

November 2020 With the surprise announcement that General Motors will be re-opening their assembly plant in Oshawa in 2021, a big round of applause must go to Unifor president Jerry Dias. It appears he pulled off a miracle. When the plant closed in December 2019, it appeared that GM was leaving Oshawa for good, after …

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The Listowel Clock Tower

November 2020 While clock towers are usually architecturally pleasing, whether as stand-alone structures or as an accent to a building, their original purpose was more of a practical one. In a time before watches (pocket or wrist) and wall clocks in homes and work places, clock towers were the most common way to tell time. …

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Over the Rainbow Bridge

October 2020 On 14 October 2020, you went to the Rainbow Bridge. I knew you were fighting to stay, and I did all I could to help you, but we both came to the realization that it was your time to go. You lived a long life; longer than any other cat companion I’ve had …

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The Foundry Chimney – A monument to the long-gone Paisley Agricultural Works

October 2020 In the north end of the Village of Paisley, Ontario, in a small park called Willow Creek Park, stands a tall brick chimney. While seemingly out of place, this lonely chimney is a monument to a long vanished foundry known as the Paisley Agricultural Works. Originally opened around 1860 as Laidlaw’s Foundry, it …

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Michigan Central Station rises from neglect and ruin to become an important part of Detroit again

October 2020 Since 1913, the towering Michigan Central Station been a landmark in the Corktown area of Detroit, Michigan. Built for the Michigan Central Railway, the station was an architecturally stunning structure, built in the Beaux-Arts style. Consisting of a train depot and a thirteen story office tower, two mezzanine levels, and a roof height …

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The rules of Fight Club…

Toronto Sun 31 October 2020 While I certainly don’t condone what Sam Oosterhoff did, why don’t we wait to see if anyone from that gathering comes down with the Chinese Communist Party Virus before we go all “Salem Witch Trial” and burn Sam at the stake? If there are no positive tests, perhaps we just …

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Thoughts and prayers won’t stop the gun violence

October 2020 Thoughts and prayers are all that our politicians really seem interested in doing to help solve the gun violence, mostly gang-related, plaguing our major cities, especially in Toronto. Sure, there are arrests made and guns seized, but these are on a level of tokenism. While arrests and seizures are certainly good, when these …

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Climate Hustle – A movie that presents the other side of the story, whether you want to hear it or not

October 2020 This film and its sequel Climate Hustle 2, certainly won’t change everyone’s mind. Whether you agree with Mark Marano or not, some take-always after watching this film: We can’t say the science is settled and that all scientists agree on climate change, because the film shows that plenty of reputable scientists disagree with …

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Abandoned generating sub-station a remnant of a forgotten public transit system

October 2020 On the west shore of Bond Lake, north of Richmond Hill, Ontario, is a small boarded-up building resembling an old farmhouse. Between the house and Yonge Street, a little to the west, are several small, parallel, cut-stone walls. This was once a generating station for the defunct Metropolitan Street Railway Company, a privately-owned …

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Restored train station the lone reminder of the forgotten hamlet of Vine

October 2020 Dating back to the early 1800s, when railways came into being across the world, train stations were constructed along the rail lines to accommodate the flow of passengers and cargo in the villages, towns and cities through which the rail lines traveled. Sometimes towns sprang up around these stations where no town existed …

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