Michael Layton – Personal Reflections Reaching Net Zero Housing Standards on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 2:30 pm (Winter Forum #3)

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Lessons learned by Mike Layton and his family on their journey to make their home fossil fuel free. Mike will share further information about the technologies used and incentives available to decarbonize. Mike Layton is a well-known Toronto politician. After three very impactful terms as a Toronto City Councillor, Mike chose not to seek re-election.…

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Ksenija Klinger – In Memoriam

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  Associate Academy member Ksenija Klinger passed away suddenly just after Christmas as the result of heart surgery. Born in Korcula, Croatia,  and a graduate architect from Zagreb  University, Ksenija came to Toronto in the mid 1960s with her husband and young daughter, and  began an illustrious career as an urban planner, working as both…

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Arne Bowers – In Memoriam

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Arnold (Arne) Bowers died on January 14th in Hamilton. Those members of the Academy who were lucky enough to get a coveted spot in the Literature Into Film workshop that Arne facilitated for several years in the earlier days of the academy will remember his prodigious knowledge of the film world.  He was so gracious…

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Liz Guccione – In Memoriam

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We are very sad to tell you that Liz Guccione died, at home, Wednesday evening, December 14th after courageously dealing with the toll of cancer. During one of the last conversations that Adele Robertson had with her, Liz said. “I am looking forward to getting back to the Academy.” Liz took on several roles in…

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The Academy Debate Summary – Fall Forum #3 Summary – Oct. 26th 2022

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“Be It Resolved that Canada is essentially a Centrist country,” centrist defined as “Adherence to moderate political views; careful avoidance of any political position that could be construed as too far right or left.” Frank Richmond and Vivienne Monty argued in support, Patricia Cross and Sue Kralik opposed, and Linda Tu moderated. At the beginning of the debate, 27 were in favour, 4 opposed, and 5 undecided.

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Allan Gardens and Cabbagetown Holiday Walk Summary – December 5, 2022

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On December 5, 2022, our group meandered through Toronto’s Garden District (College/Gerrard Eastbound area) and Cabbagetown. We stopped first at College Park parklands where we had a view of lone skaters taking advantage of the newly installed circular skating rink. We headed south past the recently opened downtown IKEA, then through the Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson) and then walked on to Allan Gardens and Cabbagetown.

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