Saturday, September 23, 2006

Green Roof - Phase 1 Completion Ceremony
September 21, 2006

The first phase of the world's largest residential green roof was unveiled in Toronto at the Hugh Garner Housing Co-Operative, as part of the Donor Recognition & Phase 1 Completion celebration. The second phase of the green roof, which spans a total of 22,000 square-feet, is scheduled for completion in late 2007. The total cost is expected at around $1 million.

More info:
The Moment - article
Hugh Garner Housing Co-op Green Roof - website

People enjoy the view and sunset before the press-conference. Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone, speaks with (clockwise) Bethane Currie, landscape designer from Gardens in the Sky, Beata Domanska, President, Board of Directors Hugh Garner Co-op, Terry McGlade, landscape designer from Gardens in the Sky, Monica Kuhn, architect devolping the project, Jonathan Cheszes from Villagetechnologies and Carolyn Moss, project manager .

Toronto skyline - view from roof top

Friday, September 15, 2006

Airport Limo Accident
September 15, 2006

UXBRIDGE - Emergency crews responded to an accident at Hwy. 47 north of the Brock Road turnoff, between an Airport Limousine and a tandem gravel truck Friday just before noon. the driver of the truck, who did not give his name, said the taxi did a U-turn in front of him and caused the accident. A lone unidentified occupant of the taxi, which was crushed on the driver's side, was loaded into and ambulance. No other details were available at press time.
Sheep Shearing Demonstration
September 10, 2006

Lightning snapshot.
September 08, 2006

First attempt at lightning photography. Tripod, 30sec., f.11

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Peacful Rally in memory of Omar Wellington
September 09, 2006

17-year old Omar Wellington was brutally beaten, stabbed, stripped and left to die in Flemington Park on July 17th 2006. There were many witnesses to the event, yet none had come through with any help. A peacful rally took place on September 9th at Don Mills and St. Denis where marchers walked through the neighborhood where Omar was beaten, urging residents to stand up for the community, stand against violence, and come forward with information regarding Omar's death. The march ended at Flemington Park, at the spot where Omar's body was discovered.

Omar's mother, Joy Wellington (centre), is flanked by organizers of the rally Patricia Moore (L), and Vicki Williams (R).

The rally gathered in front of the housing complex where Omar was beaten.

Amon Beckles, who was murdered in Toronto on November 18th, 2005 while attending a funeral for his best friend, has his photo held up by his younger brother at the site where Omar's body was found in Flemington Park. There were also many witnesses in Amon's murder, yet none have come forward.

Riverdale residents voice concern over pipeline.
September 06, 2006

Putting together lawn signs.

Enbridge representative tries to convince local area residents that the pipeline and power plant are safe, over map of proposed site.

EAST YORK/RIVERDALE - Concerned local citizens came to the Matty Eckler Community Centre to voice their concerns at an open-house put on by Enbridge Gas Distribution Incorporated, regarding the plans by Enbridge to build a gas pipeline through lower Riverdale to supply the proposed Portland Power Plant with natural gas. Concerned parties argue that the power plant would emit 1.7 million tons of greenhouses gases into the atmosphere, causing severe respiratory problems to nearby citizens as well as to all Torontonians.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

The Oshawa Competition Motorcycle Club
September 05, 2006

The second last motorcross meet of the season for the club @ the Motorcross race track, just south of Claremont. Riders aged 4 - 64 participated in the meet.
Bronco and Bull Rodeo
September 04, 2006

The Rodeo was part of the annual Labour Day long-weekend Port Perry Fair, helping celebrate the fair's 150th anniversary.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Fan Dance @ Rouge Valley Extendicare
August 26, 2006

Rouge Valley Extendicare hosted a community carnival featuring international dance performances. Jenny Cho of the Hanmam Dance group, performs the "Fan Dance."