Toronto Islands

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Democracy loses out
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1978
The people can say what they want, they can vote how they want, but the bureaucrats make the decisions.
How We Changed Toronto: The inside story of twelve creative, tumultuous years in civic life, 1969-1980
Sewell, John
Book
2015
By the mid-1960s Toronto was well on its way to becoming Canada's largest and most powerful city. One real estate firm aptly labelled it Boomtown. Expressways, subways, shopping centres, high-rise apa...
Island Airport Insanity
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2003
Airports don't belong in the middle of downtown.
Porter's corporate interests can't be allowed to trump public health
Garfinkle, Miriam; Woolhouse, Susan
Article
2013
We are concerned that it will be the children who live, study and play less than 300 metres from the current airport in the high-rises, the Waterfront school, Little Norway Park, the daycare and commu...
Seven News
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1970
Seven News (7 News) was a community newspaper published in the area of Toronto east of downtown which at the time was known as Ward 7. Seven News was published from 1970 to 1985. Seven News is no long...
STOL lands again
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1980
The proposal for a major commerical airport on the Toronto Islands appears to be back on the agenda.
Why Saying No to Toronto Airport Expansion Makes Sense
Fanelli, Carlo
Article
2013
Saying no to the expansion of the Toronto Island Airport and introduction of jet aircrafts is the economical, ecological and socially responsible thing to do.

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Seven News
A community newspaper based in the 'Ward 7' area of Toronto: east of downtown, from Sherbourne Street to Logan Avenue, including Don Vale, Cabbagetown, Regent Park, Riverdale, St. Jamestown. Seven New...

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By the people, for the people?
Diemer, Ulli
1980
A tiny group of appointed politicians is ignoring the what the people have said they want.
Ken Greenberg on Island Airport Expansion and Shared Values
People sometimes get amnesia – we forget the battles we fought to get where we are
Greenberg, Ken
2015
We are once more on the verge of making one of those decisions that comes along every generation that will have a profound impact on the shape of the city.

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Save the Toronto Island Community
Organization
1979
This pamphlet outlines the struggle of the 700 Toronto island residents who are trying to save their homes from demolition.