Archive for November, 2019

Gardiner Exp East rehabilitation casting sheds from a parliament St.

The temporary sheds used to cast concrete on the steel supports before placement on the retained vertical riser supports.

Construction on the expressway began in 1955 with the building of the Queen Street Extension and the Keating Avenue (now Lake Shore Boulevard East) extension to the foot of Woodbine Avenue. The Gardiner was built in segments, with the final section being completed in 1966.

Deepest mines in Canada

Mining deeper has always

been synonymous with

challenges. In 1905, 150

.metros was considered

deep for Canada; by 1935, this classifica-

tion had been pushed to 1,500 metres,

and today 3,000 metres is a more com-

mon benchmark. Elsewhere, mines

greater than 4,000 metres are considered


Canadian mining journal October 2019 Stephen Hardcastle

Jyhling Lee’s “Model Home” Official opening Monday November 25th

Official opening of Jyhling Lee’s “Model Home” on Monday November 25th. You are welcome to join us.

Please join us to celebrate the unveiling ofJyhling Lee’s Model Home.

Monday, November 25, 11 a.m.
Regent Park Community Centre
402 Shuter Street

Ward 13 Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam will be in attendance
along with the artist and community contributors.

  1. Remarks will be made indoors at the Regent Park Community Centre.

Patel Gallery sits in an old 7-Eleven store which is slated for demolition for a condo provides a great opportunity


Patel Gallery aims to illuminate new and critical movements in contemporary art by enabling diverse narrative practices and emphasizing aesthetic experience in the creating and interpreting of artworks. Patel also provides consulting services and presents curatorial and collaborative initiatives that support art making, develop new audiences, and enhance appreciation for arts and culture.

Patel Gallery main gallery location and shop at 1151 Queen Street East. Open Wednesday–Saturday from 11:00 AM–6:00 PM and Sunday from 12:00 PM–5:00 PM.

Patel Division Projects large partnered project space with Galerie Division located at 45 Ernest Ave. Open Tuesday–Saturday from 11:00AM-6:00PM (opening Fall


15 Year’s A Charm For Novice Junction Novelist Reading at Annette Street Public Library Tuesday, November 26


Plucked from the Slushpile, Debut Novel Defies Expectations

Carolyn Bennett had left her novel for dead.

The writer and stand-up comedian began writing Please Stand By in 2004 as part of the Humber School for Writers’ Correspondence Program. Over the years she had chipped away at the manuscript and sent it to some publishers and agents. Encouraging rejection aside, as a first-time novelist with no connections in the business, Ms. Bennett knew she faced a grueling uphill battle.

“Honestly, I never thought my novel would see the light of day,” says Bennett.
“I didn’t want to get my hopes up too much. Self-publishing was not an option for me.

I figured it would sit in a drawer, like many first novels do.”

The satire, set in the throes of a bone-chilling Edmonton winter, tells the story of Suzanne Foley, an alcoholic public television writer who enlists reluctant coworkers to fight new management who threaten to gut the station. The story’s absurd situations are juxtaposed by hard and dark truths that Suzanne must face.

Bennett sent the manuscript to Vancouver’s Now or Never Publishing three years ago. She didn’t hear from them and figured the novel languished in the slush pile. Then in April of last year, she received an email from the publisher, apologizing for the delay and saying that if the story was still available, they would like to publish it.

“I felt shock and awe,” says Bennett. “I still do. To all the aspiring novelists out there, all I can say is keep your expectations low. If you do manage to land a publisher in this environment, it’s like winning the lottery, without the money. All it took was 15 years.”

The novel had a preview launch in Edmonton in September. Bennett was surprised to learn that the book made #4 on the Edmonton fiction bestseller list for that week.

“Maybe they think I’m Carolyn Bennett, MP. That’s okay with me.”


What: Author Talk: Carolyn Bennett reading from debut novel Please Stand By
When: Tuesday November 26. 7pm
Where: Annette Street, Toronto Public Library

145 Annette Street, Toronto, ON  M6P 1P3
For more information:
…all text the event organizer.