Archive for October, 2018

Playa Cabana Cantina Now open again with clean Dinesafe report

Playa Cabana Cantina has been closed since Monday after failing its Public Health inspection. According to the DineSafe report, the restaurant had a total of three infractions, on Oct 25 a inspection passed the restaurant.

Is it ok?

I know it’s wrong to yell fire in a crowed theatre.
But what about 
Yelling food fight in a crowded restaurant?

John B. Aird Gallery, exhibition of artworks exploring human animal interactions in an age of risk.

Digital Animalities

John B. Aird Gallery, exhibition of artworks exploring human animal interactions in an age of risk.

900 Bay Street, The Macdonald Block

Gallery HoursMonday to Friday 10 am to 6 pm. The gallery is closed Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays.


Exhibit Dates: October 30 to November 23, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday November 1, 6 to 8 pm
Cinq à Sept: Curatorial Tour: November 8, 5 to 7 p.m.

Curators: Giovanni Aloi and Matthew Brower
Exhibiting Artists: Julie Andreyev and Simon Lysander Overstall, Jonathan Keats,
Gwen MacGregor, Neozoon, Ken Rinaldo, Lou Sheppard, and Donna Szokethat


Digital Animalities is a two-venue exhibition of artworks exploring human animal interactions in an age of risk.

Digital technologies have been reshaping human understandings of animals and transforming the possibilities for human-animal relations. Artists have been at the forefront of exploring these challenges, using the languages and forms of artistic practice to stage, explore, and intervene in these emerging situations. These works present a range of approaches to the themes. They offer models for understanding new possibilities provided by new technologies, critiques of implicit tendencies in the workings and organizations of these technologies, and classifications and frameworks for orienting ourselves to these new possibilities.

Loosely organized under two major tendencies presented in the works, Mapping and Rendering, the two venues present complementary experiences of the evolving space of animality in contemporary digital culture.

At the John B. Aird Gallery, the theme of Mapping brings together works by Julie Andreyev and Simon Lysander Overstall, Jonathon Keats, Gwen MacGregor, Neozoon, Ken Rinaldo, Lou Sheppard, and Donna Szoke that suggest how new cartographies organize and orient us.

At the CONTACT Gallery80 Spadina Ave, Suite #205, November 1–December 15, 2018 the theme of Rendering brings together works by Sara Angelucci, Ingrid Bachmann, Maria Fernanda Cardosa, Wally Dion, and Aki Inamota that reveal digital technology’s ability to scan and re-assemble aspects of reality.

Curated by Giovanni Aloi and Matthew Brower, Digital Animalities is part of a SSHRC funded research project entitled “Digital Animalies: Media Representations of Nonhuman Life in the Age of Risk” led by Jody Berland of York University.


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Canadian Holiday Train Nov 29 in the Junction.

750 Runnymede Road, in  front of CP  Yard office

Nov 29th 2018 8:15 PM 8:30 PM

9:00 Terri Clark, Sierra NoblE and Kelly Prescott

Runnymede Public School Library Air Handler to be replaced

Library Air Handler Replacement At Runnymede PS is out for bid to have a contractor replace same, the board states it want work completed by January 7th 2019.
7  firms have taken the bidding documents.

Can you answer these 8 CPR railroad Apprentice machinist management of people and technical maths questions

Chossen at randon are a number of the questions put to the Apprentices.
oh and classes were held in a train car converted to a classroom !
3. A machinist apprentice can turn 20 large bolts in 3-5 of a working day. Another can turn the same number of bolts in 3/4 of a working day. How long will it take the two apprentices working together to tusn out the 20 bolts. (Length of working day is 9 hours.)
7. What would be the pressure on the piston of a 10″ brake cylinder of a passenger coach in an emergency stop with a quick action valve, if the cylinder pressure is considered as GO lbs. per sq. in. ?

8. An apprentice planing wedges cuts J” stock wedge. If the surface measures 5J x 9J. what is the weight of cast iron cut from 50 wedges.

9. A 18 ft. tank car has a tank 30″ in diameter and 33 ft. long. What is its capacity in gallons.

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11. Explain what is meant by the terms mixed fractions, proper, and improper fractions.

Give examples.

12. Substract 8 15-16″ from 1 ft. 8 3-32″.
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14. An iron plate is divided into four sections. The first contains 29 3/4 sq. in., the second. 50 33/4 sq. in., and the third, 41 sq. In. The plate contains 190 9-16 sq. in.

How many sq. inches are there in the fourth section.

15. The foremen of the north and south machine shops are paid 51,200 per annum. The Supt. of the shops offers them an increase in wages of $5 every half year or six months. The foreman of the north machine shop accepts this offer, but the foreman of the south machine shop objects, as he says it is too small, so the Supt. of shops gives him $20 per annum increase.

Our Municipal government is mostly white, from the elected to the hopeful, ugh

When will progressive white men make room for progressive women and people of colour?

Mr Perks did not win an acceptance of his platform with only getting 44.6 percent of the ward votes.

This blog has for long stated Mr Perks would make a better mayor then a member of council, and still believe this. Mr Perks was right however in choosing not to challenge Mr Tory in this 2018 election. The Toronto election ran down the same rails as many other elections in many places have in recent years, – on the individual rather than the body of our city.
Why Mayor,? Mr Perks has a policy wonk brain and temperament, and an excruciatingly deep understanding of municipal politics and how the city runs currently, and has ideals of thought and skill on how the city as a whole should be run. Herein lies the rough, Mr Perks ideas and skills are better suited to transition, and maybe even transforming the city as a whole to a better place to live. He cares deeply about his old ward 14, and probably has better thoughts for the betterment of that old ward than being a councillor allows him to do.
The new area he has gained in the new ward 4 will require learning and research for him to govern this larger and diverse ward. Hope fully he will have the counsel of Ms Doucette for basic issues current in the ward.
More importantly he needs to seek an understanding of the ward from former Ward 13 councillor Mr Bill Saundercook, who has unparalleled knowledge of issues which the old Ward 13 has struggled with for decades, for example the greatly different areas of Swansea and the Junction, each of which require completely different governing skills because of their differing needs. Mr Perks needs that information to represent the newer parts of the ward outside the old ward 14.
So what did Mr Perks win on Oct 22 2018? He won on question, one that needs to answered and an answer that needs to be implemented. The people in the ward have concerns about their community, and his ability to seek out the questions and respond with action that is needed. 44.6 percent surely indicates questioning is at hand in the mind of many people in the ward. Mr Perks needs to change his methods of relating and most importantly partnering with the community.
Humbly, I hope Mr Perks, will address the following,

  1. A) interact with more people in the ward, not just other policy and municipal government fans.
  2. B) lower your reliance on protection you perceive wanting most anyone register as a lobbyist when visiting your office.
  3. C) open an additional community office in the old ward 13, operate it like the one you have currently in Queen St. (But remember the lobbyist thing)
  4. D) Get Sarah Doucette to train you in local community resident access meetings such as she held in libraries.
  5. E) Do not hire Ms Doucette or her past staff for your office , Ms Doucette can do much better working directly in Swansea. As to her staff, better they get wider municipal experience, a few of them have potential, but need more experience. Mr Sandercook’s success was greatly helped by this local junction office manager..
  6. F) Work to fix the Junction, it’s residents association is inactive. It’s people not nearly as community involved as the Junction,Triangle and a Parkdale. It’s business group has many internal disagreements. For eight years the Junction community has achieved little directly related to the area itself. This is not a failure to place on Ms Doucette. The Junction has waring tribes, incredibly difficult to get to work together, Ms Doucette was simply not as seasoned councillor as needed to guide the Junction, in her elected period she achieved much more for Swansea as simpler gentler place with a lot of strong community effort.
  7. G) Provide a way out of misery for the marginalized men and women of Parkdale, forget the staff methods used by the homeless staff at the city, to service the marginalized, they need more flexibility, and more autonomy to work new methods and ideas into the “system”.


Mr Perks did not win an acceptance of his platform with only getting 44.6 percent of the ward votes.


Most popular winning candidate for the west local wards, Ana Bailão

Ana Bailão 83.7 percent of Ward votes

Gord Perks 44.6 percent of Ward votes

Frances Nunziata 31.4 percent of Ward votes

Mark Grimes 41.1 percent of Ward votes

graphics cut from and arranged and simplified.