Friday, May 30, 2008

Sunday Drive

When I was a little girl my father took the whole family for a Sunday drive. I loved these Sunday drives. My husband now takes me for drives.

Here is a slideshow of our last drive. This is beautiful Dundas Ontario. Turn on your sound.

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Would you like to see a slideshow of our area? Use the Comments below and tell me.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Tell the City Your Vision for Our Parks

Tell the City YOUR VISION

Would you BORROW $1.4 Million to ice skate outdoors 12 weeks a year? The City plans to build a $2 Million outdoor ice skating trail, paving 13,000 sq. feet of treed parkland in Col. Samuel Smith Park, a passive, environmentally sensitive park with wildlife and their habitat.

We don’t have enough parkland. Do we want to pave a unique park where our children can experience nature and wildlife, including threatened species? Do we need another place to skate? The City wants to CLOSE Recreation Centres and Pools and RAISE recreation fees. We need new playground equipment. We need a community centre. Is this a good use of our money?

What is your vision for our parks?

For more information please contact

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Reduce unwanted, unaddressed mail

We do not like to spend our time sifting through piles of unwanted and unaddressed mail. We also do not like the burden the discarded mail puts on our planet. We recently found websites that give options to reduce unwanted and unaddressed mail.

The Canadian Marketing Association's Do Not Contact Service enables individuals to reduce the number of marketing offers they receive by mail, telephone and fax. Consumers register to have their names removed from marketing lists held by members of the Canadian Marketing Association.

The Red Dot Campaign is a website that emphasizes Canada Posts, 10 year old eco-friendly Consumer Choice option that reduces waste and clutter. All you need to do is put a “No Admail” or “No Junk Mail” sign on your mailbox. For more information see the Red Dot Campaign website.

UPDATE: It works. The "NO JUNK MAIL" poster obtained from the Red Dot Campaign website stopped the junk mail. You have to tape the poster directly on your mailbox though.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Graffiti, Graffiti, Graffiti

Have you noticed an increasing amount of Graffiti in the past few years? Have you taken the GO train from downtown Toronto to Mimico and noticed the endless stream of visual pollution and vandalism?

There is a petition on "The Lakeshore" website. The petition is called the:

Petition for Proposed Ontario Anti Graffiti Legislation

This petition is sponsored by the Lakeshore Business Improvement Area’s Merchants on behalf of MPP Laurel Broten. Please make a copy of this petition to gather signatures and send it to:

80 Grosvenor St, 11th Flr, Hepburn Block
Toronto ON M7A 2C4Tel : 416-326-3981Fax : 416-327-0833 or email to

You may also find an electronic petition on Laurel Broten's website at

The Merchants of the Lakeshore appreciate your help and concern

Petitions can also be dropped off at the
Clock Factory 2881 Lakeshore Blvd. West (Lakeshore and 6th Street – Southside) or faxed to 416-255-9982

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Protest, Monday May 5, 2008

Photographs provided by Tony and Roswita Paginton and Bil Thuma

Monday, May 5, 2008



The orange, stripped fellow is now home with his parents on Lake Shore Drive. Thank you Michelle.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Our Community fights a strip club

NO Strip Club in Lakeshore Village
Petition against the strip club on Lakeshore and Fourth

People are blessed with the ability to change and improve themselves and their environments. Exercise that power, take responsibility and make our world a better place.

The Spirit of Lakeshore