Quiet around here lately, eh?
Life continues apace, however. Some updates:
- The fun!raiser was a massive success: our chanteuses sang beautifully, DJ Om Echidna spun galactically, and the ever-so-many goodies and servicies from local biz and artists literally FLEW off the auction block. In short: a good time was had by all, especially the OCA Treasurer! … and did I mention Mike Layton not only told a couple excellent jokes, successfully motivated the crowd to dig deep, and even kicked in an octet of Toronto’s most
expensiveartisanal pickle jars???
- The Ossington Heritage Conservation District is back on track. Walkarounds should be rolling out soon! The OCA is putting together a glossy book with lotsa pictures and
stuff we made updetailed historical researches about the emergence of our amazing area! In case you spent late Summer and much of Autumn on Pluto, you can get the NYTimes’s take on this zone of great weirdness right here. Probably pretty soon I will post teaser pages!!!!!
- The Area Study for Eastern West Queen West is going down starting this Sattidy, and by that I mean TOMORROW (check the time stamp before rushing out to hit the bricks with City Planners and
their groupiesconcerned and engaged neighbours). Word on the street is this put the kibbosh on knocking down the cute Brookfield–Fennings block for condos. (I tell you I *knew* something was in the works down there when I saw all those signs of property turnover: in my biz, it is mighty good to have a doggie, keeps you pounding the pavement.)