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Okay, me too

As time permits, I'll contribute. I have edited articles on Kensington Market, The Annex, Koreatown, and The Junction. Avt_tor 20:55 19 January 2006 (UTC)

Don River Article

Anyone know what happened to the Don River article? I was editing it recently, and now it appears to have disappeared.

What was the exact title, Maury? - user:zanimum
Try Don River (Toronto). Atrian 14:42, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

One More In For Helping On Toronto

Okay, I've added my name to the list. See my user page for details of articles I've started or contributed to, about Toronto and on signifigant Canadian issues.

One question/ provocation: Wikipedia lags badly on specific articles about Toronto parks. I wrote the second one (AFAIK) on Trinity Bellwoods Park. Prior to that only High Park was written, and since then barely a half dozen have been started. More are needed, no?

Finally, please sign & date your comments! And keep writing and editing on Toronto. :) Cheers, Madmagic 04:59, August 7, 2005 (UTC)

Miscellaneous Comments

Very nice or an elborate put on Two16 15:45 Jan 13, 2003 (UTC)

Rivers of Toronto

Recently, a user User:Fat_pig73 added a category called Rivers of Toronto and changed the cat for all the rivers going through Toronto from Rivers of Ontario to Rivers of Toronto. I think this is an unnecessary subcategorization. For one thing there are only three rivers that go through Toronto, the Humber, the Don and the Rouge. All of them originate outside of Toronto, therefore you can't categorize them as exclusively Toronto rivers. The other watercourses are named creeks - transboundary creeks (Mimico Creek, Etobicoke Creek), tributaries to the three rivers (Taylor-Massey Creek (Don), German Mills Creek (Don)). Only Highland Creek is exclusively a Toronto watershed.

So I think this makes the category a very small subset, thus non-notable. I am putting this here for discussion for Toronto Wikipedians before I nominate it for deletion. Atrian 00:51, 8 January 2006 (UTC)

Toronto Island Ferry Services

This article is in need of some solid cleanup by someone familiar with the material. A photograph would also be a great addition. Radagast 18:47, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team cooperation

Hello. I'm a member of the Version 1.0 Editorial Team, which is looking to identify quality articles in Wikipedia for future publication on CD or paper. We recently began assessing articles using these criteria, and we are are asking for your help. As you are most aware of the issues surrounding your focus area, we are wondering if you could provide us with a list of the articles that fall within the scope of your WikiProject, and that are either featured, A-class, B-class, or Good articles, with no POV or copyright problems. Do you have any recommendations? If you do, please post your suggestions at the listing of all active Places WikiProjects, and if you have any questions, ask me in the Work Via WikiProjects talk page or directly in my talk page. Thanks a lot! Titoxd(?!? - help us) 18:28, 23 March 2006 (UTC)


  • Looking for input over at Talk:Scarborough, Ontario. What do you call someone from Scarborough? Is "Scarberian" a pejorative term? If so, Scarboroughite doesn't sound right. Would appreciate the assistance of all Scarboroughians. Skeezix1000 12:59, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

Your thoughts on Binns

Hi Toronto Wikipedians, I just noticed Binns in recent changes - it is apparently a Toronto-based company. The article is currently very advert-ish, I have tagged it with {{advert}}, but I'm unsure if they meet the notability guidlines for companies - it's conceivable if, as the article says, they have won international awards. I'm wondering whether you guys think this company is notable enough to have an article, or whether they're just trying to use wikipedia for free advertising (I'm inclined towards the latter, given that it is the sole contribution from User:Binns.) -- AJR | Talk 22:13, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

The guideline states "The company or corporation has been the subject of multiple non-trivial published works whose source is independent of the company itself." There is no online source referenced for material here. I think you've answered your own question. Avt tor 17:01, 19 April 2006 (UTC)

I don't think much has changed with Binns, and someone has removed the {{advert}} tag.--Stetson 04:56, 15 May 2006 (UTC)

Binns moved to Binns (company). Johnny Au (talk/contributions) 15:51, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

Beach v. Beaches


I've created portal:Toronto. comments? --Dhodges 23:39, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

Toronto Neighbourhood Pages

I've noted on the Toronto discussion page that there is some inconsistancy and perhaps contradiction between some Toronto Neighbourhood pages. Perhaps the editors who are a part of this project could do some work to make them constant. Maybe also something like a unified format for the neighbourhood pages would be nice? I'm not sure how these things normally work, but just a suggestion. I've created a page for Corso Italia and expanded Earlscourt to clarify the connection between the two. (Both articles are still stubs.) If anyone else is interested, I'd be happy to work with some others on the Toronto Neighbourhoods on the whole. I don't think more info needs to be added to most of them (at least the ones that exist already), but unity and consistancy would be good.--Stetson 05:07, 15 May 2006 (UTC)

I've just joined this project, as I just came across it. I created Template:Toronto Neighbourhood Geography earlier today, and have been going through the Toronto neighbourhoods (via the list here) to add the template, as well as update and clean up as possible. I agree about unity and consistency being needed; are there any guidelines in place, or are we still touch and go? –Dvandersluis 23:50, 21 July 2006 (UTC)

Canadian city naming convention

To try to get a good consensus, I am posting at all Canadian regional wikiprojects: Wikipedia talk:Canadian wikipedians' notice board#Canadian city naming convention. Thanks! -- Usgnus 21:46, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Request for expansion

If it's not too much trouble, could one of you take a look at Fairbank Memorial Park? I added a bit of info on a land development scandal with the York council, but none of the major Toronto papers have a free archive going back that far, and since I'm just a dumb American stumbling into this after the fact, someone more familiar with local politics (like y'all) might be able to clarify and improve it. Thanks! -Hit bull, win steak(Moo!) 23:17, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

XXXXXXX, Ontario v. XXXXXXX, Toronto

Is this still a priority? Neither East York nor Scarborough follow this convention, and I'm hesitant to move them (partially because I'm not convinced of the logic behind this policy, possible because every change to the Scarborough article seems to be contentious.) WilyD 12:57, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

Hello Everybody

Since I've been doing some work on Toronto articles (mostly Scarborough, Ontario and East York, Ontario I thought I'd join the project. One thing I am interested in is doing photos for articles - so if anybody wants a photo for an article (that can be taken within about 30 km of Greenwood & Danforth - I don't own a car) please feel free to drop by my talk page and make a request. WilyD 20:44, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

Photos needed

I was hoping the project would have a "photos needed" section, but all I see is a section called "photos without articles". Not being a member of the project, I am reluctant to create a new section to the project. My request -- over at WP:EiC, we have several school articles for which I wish we had a picture of the school. Here is the list of Toronto (or GTA <gasp!>) schools missing a decent picture:

If anyone happens to live nearby and can provide a picture, I'd appreciate it! --Stephane Charette 17:54, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

I have of North Toronto Collegiate, but its not really a representative shot of the school. I'll try and get a better shot and add it to the article. Basho 04:11, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject userbox?

Is there a userbox created for this wikiproject? If not, I'd be glad to make one (being a member of Wikiproject Userboxes as well). –Dvandersluis 23:51, 21 July 2006 (UTC)

Update: I went ahead and created a userbox at Wikipedia:WikiProject Toronto/Userbox. Hopefully it fits what would be wanted here! :) It doesn't currently add to any category, but if a WP:Toronto members category exists (or is created), it can easily be updated for that.
This user is a proud member of WikiProject Toronto.

Dvandersluis 14:51, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

I'm having trouble updating it to add to the category. Help! --Pwnage8 (talk) 21:40, 8 April 2008 (UTC)
I just made a change that should categorize members using it properly, although it doesn't seem to be doing the trick (yet) despite basing it off the working userbox for WikiProject Userboxes. WTF... --coldacid (talk|contrib) 01:51, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

Peer Review for Scarborough

If anyone is interested Wikipedia:Peer review/Scarborough, Ontario/archive1

Project directory

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Wikipedia Day Awards

Hello, all. It was initially my hope to try to have this done as part of Esperanza's proposal for an appreciation week to end on Wikipedia Day, January 15. However, several people have once again proposed the entirety of Esperanza for deletion, so that might not work. It was the intention of the Appreciation Week proposal to set aside a given time when the various individuals who have made significant, valuable contributions to the encyclopedia would be recognized and honored. I believe that, with some effort, this could still be done. My proposal is to, with luck, try to organize the various WikiProjects and other entities of wikipedia to take part in a larger celebrartion of its contributors to take place in January, probably beginning January 15, 2007. I have created yet another new subpage for myself (a weakness of mine, I'm afraid) at User talk:Badbilltucker/Appreciation Week where I would greatly appreciate any indications from the members of this project as to whether and how they might be willing and/or able to assist in recognizing the contributions of our editors. Thank you for your attention. Badbilltucker 21:56, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

A plea for help: United Synagogue Day School

An editor, User:Pan Dan, has tagged United Synagogue Day School, a private Conservative Jewish Day school in Toronto, as not being notable. I am having trouble proving its notability. Any help to keep it would be appreciated. --YUL89YYZ 23:51, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

Lower Bay

Hey, someone please take a picture of Lower Bay station in these coming weekends. SYSS Mouse 23:48, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

There's a news segment here. Also opening on Doors Open Toronto on May 26. I'll see what I can do. –Pomte 05:48, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Six Toronto articles for deletion

I don't know if the people here have noticed that Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Woodbine Avenue proposes to delete six Toronto street articles. --Scott Davis Talk 10:35, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

Actually, those articles were mostly minor Markham streets, except Woodbine Avenue. Woodbine is quite long and significant through York Region, plus there's the southern portion in T.O. which is significant enough for a subway stop. The Woodbine Avenue article might be restored through WP:DRV if someone can put together a strong case. Dl2000 00:45, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

AfD notice

A Toronto-related article currently nominated for deletion: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Toronto Goth Scene. –Unint 21:17, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Green Splat a Toronto band. –Pomte 02:24, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

Subway worker death

There is presently no mention of today's accident that killed a Toronto subway worker and injuered two others [1][2]. I would add it myself, but the article layout is confusing and there is nowhere immediately obvious to place it. Thryduulf 17:39, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

Jane and Finch

"Almost all crimes in the area have been committed by blacks." This offending statement has been removed, but there's been an OTRS complaint about the negative focus of the article, and it would be useful for some knowledgeable people to take a look. Thanks.--Docg 11:38, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

Toronto Wikimania Bid 2008

Toronto Candidate City for Wikimania 2008
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Cabbagetown, Toronto vs. Cabbagetown (Toronto)

The article on Cabbagetown used to be called Cabbagetown, Toronto, which conformed to this projects naming convention for locations within the city, but in April 2007, someone renamed it to Cabbagetown (Toronto). Should we rename it back? RayGates 00:27, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

It has been renamed back for a long time. Johnny Au (talk) 16:43, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

Requested photograph

Would a frequent denizen of First Canadian Place be able to nab a nice "First World" photo to accompany the Mumbai photo in the new Shoeshiner article? It would be nice to offer a comparison, showing it's not only prevalentin third-world countries. (It's on the ground floor, if you've never noticed the shoe-shine station) Sherurcij (Speaker for the Dead) 22:11, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

Template:Ontario King's Highways

The template has been put into a deletion discussion see: Wikipedia:Templates_for_deletion#Template:Ontario_King.27s_HighwaysJForget 18:40, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

Template:Roads in Ontario Cities

Another template for deletion by the same user arguing that templates inside templates are not good. See: the discussion--JForget 19:01, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Deletion Sorting

What are your thoughts on utilizing Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Ontario for deletion-related notifications? --User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 00:35, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

Wikimania bid

Why isn't anyone on IRC in #wikimania2008 talking about our bid>?>???WilyD 15:49, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Ontario elections collaboration on Wikinews

There is urgent need to collaborate on the Ontario election coverage article (also see, Results of 2005 British Columbia, Canada General Election) on Wikinews. Any help is appreciated from editors on Wikipedia. FellowWikipedian 17:33, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

Toronto templates

Someone made this edit trying to add a template (whose validity I would argue anyway). I had been commenting out a related template that doesn't work ("million plus" vs. "million more") and tried to take out of Toronto, then reverted. Now I see that it is actually a band that says "Templates" in the article. Someone should fix this or take it out - I don't know that much about templates. Franamax 04:24, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

Cliffcrest and Cliffside

Is there really any difference at all between Cliffside and Cliffcrest? In other words, should the articles be merged? The neighbourhood boundaries set out in each article are slightly different -- not sure if that is because they are different neighbourhoods, or is simply two different views of the boundaries of the same neighbourhood. Would those of you with more familiarity with Scarborough please weigh in? Skeezix1000 19:06, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

Regarding Burning of the Parliament Buildings

A lot of people say the American militia burned parliament and the burning of the US Congress buildings was retaliation. But it's also been said the fire in the Parliament buildings was an accident. And of course Congress burning was retaliation, but not for Parliament, but the rash of burnings across Upper Canada by American militia.

I wonder if this should be explored, I know there are a lot of Nationalistic based myths about the war of 1812.

The most notable proponent of this accidental burning theory is Canadian Historian Pierre Berton in his book "Fire Across the Border".

Sorry if this isn't in the right place, it's my first Wikipedia discussion.

I put this here and not in the 1812 article, because it's mentioned offhand

Actually, the President's House (which later became the White House) was burned in retaliation rather than the US Capitol. Johnny Au (talk) 01:08, 8 December 2007 (UTC)
they burned a good deal of it as well, see [3] and [4] DGG (talk) 17:39, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Pemberton Avenue (Toronto)

Pomte 13:12, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

Sam Yuchtman‎, Jewish radio personality

Can anyone help find additional information on him & add it to the article? Lived 1910-1979. I believe he broadcasted in English as well as Yiddish. DGG (talk) 17:35, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

Photos needed - Ryerson

Could someone with a camera upload some good photos of the "Arch" at Ryerson to Commons:Category:Normal School (Toronto) and Commons:Category:Ryerson University at the Commons? (The Arch being the preserved portion of the façade of the old Toronto Normal School). Photos of the front (south side) of the Arch would be great. Actually, the Ryerson category at the Commons is a bit sparse, and could use contributions of any photos of the campus. Thanks. Skeezix1000 (talk) 12:34, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Assessing articles

I added the class parameter to Template:WikiProject Toronto so we can start assessing articles, but it doesn't seem to be working. Anybody who knows templates well, please take a look. --Padraic 15:47, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

Neighbourhood name disagreements

I'm not part of this WP, but I've been adding maps and infoboxes to a lot of TO neighbourhood pages recently and I've noticed that not all of the names used in the official neighbourhood geography template don't agree with the official ones provided by the city. Out in the 'burbs I haven't run into much problem, but closer to downtown and in other places, like Downsview-Roding-CFB for an off-the-head example, things don't really map. I've been thinking about this, and if anyone's interested in reading, one idea I had was for updating the neighbourhood template to list all the officially-recognized neighbourhoods in addition to unofficial neighbourhoods like, say, Liberty Village - but I think that the list should be standardized based on the city's own standards. Any thoughts? GTD Aquitaine (talk) 14:55, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

Articles flagged for cleanup

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1976 Summer Paralympics

currently this article doesn't have any redirects, but if you compare it to the Olympics articles, there might be some to consider creating:

Toronto Paralympics, 1976 Toronto Paralympics, 1976 Toronto Summer Paralympics, Toronto Summer Paralympics (talk) 12:56, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Photo request - Consulate-General of Japan in Toronto

Hello! If one wants, try photographing the Consulate-General of Japan in Toronto - It is at Suite 3300 of the Royal Trust Tower of the Toronto-Dominion Centre - The part to photo is the entrance or a sign indicating the consulate. The photo would be for the Toronto-Dominion Centre article.

Be careful when photographing diplomatic missions, and ask for the permission of the consulate staff if you need to. WhisperToMe (talk) 19:52, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Toronto Paralympics

Canada at the 1976 Summer Paralympics does not exist. As the 1976 Summer Paralympics happened in Toronto that year, it might be a good idea to have such an article. (talk) 11:45, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia 0.7 articles have been selected for Toronto

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Toronto Maple Leafs

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Toronto information

I found this on the tweetnet-interblogs, and I thought you might find it useful: (talk) 14:13, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

TTC annual ridership stats added

I just make this new article... check it out, maybe someone can help out. Thanks. Annual TTC ridership per year (LAz17 (talk) 20:26, 10 June 2009 (UTC)).

There are serious issues, please help... (LAz17 (talk) 19:56, 11 June 2009 (UTC)).

This article is proposed for deletion, since this article is an indiscriminate list of statistics. See WP:Articles for deletion/Annual Toronto Transit Commission ridership per year. Johnny Au (talk/contributions) 00:22, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

Toronto Port Authority

The Toronto Port Authority article is presently protected from edits. Admins only can edit it. This was an article previously in trouble before for edit warring. If anyone is willing to review, please do so and add comments at the talk page. The basic issue is that user K[censored]on, who it must be noted, is an employee of the agency, is blocking my addition of a section about the creation of the agency and the mention of controversies in the lead paragraph. He contends that my writing is slanted. And of course, I don't think so. :-) If anyone could look it over, it would be appreciated. Alaney2k (talk) 13:57, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

I was prevented from disambiguating John Baird to John Baird (Canadian politician) in that article, which is not a controversial edit. Johnny Au (talk/contributions) 15:17, 18 August 2009 (UTC)
Djsasso is the admin who locked it. You can ask him, maybe? Alaney2k (talk)
I just did that and became disambiguated by that admin. Johnny Au (talk/contributions) 19:10, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

T-dot redirect

Why does T-dot redirect to Name of Toronto and not Toronto? I asked this question on Portal:Toronto, but I'm posting it here because it's more active. See the discussion here. — Skittleys (talk) 02:22, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

It's a nickname of Toronto. Alaney2k (talk) 14:15, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

Bot tagging

I have identified 5476 articles within the scope of this project that don't currently have a project tag. This is excluding articles related to Toronto only due to being a faculty or alumni of a school, or a player/draft pick of a sports team. These articles were found in this refined category list.

User:Xenobot Mk V can

  1. Tag the articles
  2. Determine if the article contains a stub template if so, class as such
  3. If it fails to divine a class in #2, it can inherit the most-used class among other projects

Shall I go ahead with this? –xenotalk 21:14, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Sounds great, go for it! --Padraic 11:42, 26 September 2009 (UTC)
Go ahead! Johnny Au (talk/contributions) 13:51, 26 September 2009 (UTC)
Task running...xenotalk 07:32, 4 October 2009 (UTC)
 Task complete. 3,925 edits that may have inherited a class from other projects and 1,990 edits where a {{stub}} template existed at the article, so it was tagged as stub. 13 featured content. –xenotalk 22:09, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

Editors should double check the ratings and remove the |auto=yes or |auto=inherited parameter. –xenotalk 22:09, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

Bannockburn School

This was on cleanup - I thought about listing it at AFD but then thought maybe you guys can do something with it. Manning (talk) 05:36, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

TDSB High School Template

I added Weston Collegiate to the TDSB High Schools Template, and it shows up when editing, but not when viewing from the school's page. Also, it shows other schools that, when going in to edit, aren't there. Anyone who has any idea how to fix this problem, could you walk me through it (or do it, and then walk me through it)?


Jonathan (talk) 02:29, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

That is due to Wikimedia's software indexing the template and is something that cannot be fixed easily. Please wait for a few days, then the school pages would appear on the template on the school's article. Johnny Au (talk/contributions) 03:14, 25 September 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply. I've since noticed something else though. It appears that there are actually two templates for TDSB High Schools (Template:TDSB High Schools and Template:Toronto High Schools) and when I go to edit TDSB High Schools (using its internal "e") it takes me to edit Toronto High Schools. I'm not sure why, but maybe someone can help me fix this odd error? Jonathan (talk) 14:11, 30 September 2009 (UTC)
Subsequent to this, perhaps changing all references to Template:TDSB to Template:Toronto should be undertaken as it appears that Template:Toronto seems to be more of a complete list and is more regularly updated than the Template:TDSB. Jonathan (talk) 14:44, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

Sport venues in Toronto

Can anyone exlpain why Brockton Point in Vancouver and Riley Park in Calgary are both listed in the article Sports venues in Toronto at I have no idea how to edit them out or I would do so. There are a couple of others that aren't strictly in Toronto either but they're close enough that it isn't a major problem. ~~Canadian Skeptic~~ —Preceding undated comment added 13:25, 14 October 2009 (UTC).

Good question! I've removed the categories. (Simply edit the pages and find the categories, usually at the end of the wikitext). –xenotalk 13:27, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

Rating the importance of the Northern Secondary School article

There is no WikiProject Toronto rating in the banner on the talk page. I proposed the rating be changed to Low or Medium. Discussion invited. DQweny (talk) 22:46, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

Missing articles

There are no articles on Rose Avenue Public School in St. Jamestown and Winchester Intermediate School in Cabbagetown. If there is consensus that they are notable enough, I can try to write articles on them because I attended both. DQweny (talk) 15:55, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

I think that high schools are always notable, but primary schools are not always. Are there programs at these schools that have been written up in the newspaper? Notable former students? (Again, written up in a newspaper or have a Wikipedia article already) Something to make an article appropriate for an encyclopedia. Alaney2k (talk) 16:04, 15 October 2009 (UTC)
Both schools appeared in the newspaper in the late 1970s and early 1980s when I was a student there. In fact, I appeared in one of the newspaper photos. :) I'm not sure that that would establish notability for them, tho, so maybe I'll phone the current principals as an "alumnus" and ask if they want to assist. DQweny (talk) 16:16, 15 October 2009 (UTC)
That sounds like a plan. If you have a toronto public library account, you can access newspaper articles through the library web site. (Canada Newstand, Globe, Star) A lot of the elementary school articles for Toronto seem to be just stubs and don't establish any notability. I am going to mark them as local. If there isn't any activity, I'll probably PROD them. Alaney2k (talk) 16:21, 15 October 2009 (UTC)
If you are a post-secondary student, then you can also access archived newspaper articles, as well as journal articles. Johnny Au (talk/contributions) 00:23, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

Proposing to combine the Wychwood Park and Brakondale Hill neighbourhoods into one

The city of Toronto website doesn't list Brakondale Hill or Wychwood Park as separate neighbourhoods, instead it lists a neighbourhood called Wychwood: I would like to combine Bracondale Hill and Wychwood Park into one neighbourhood called Wychwood. It would go in the North End in the List of neighbourhoods in Toronto article. Any objections? Dansblv 01:06, 11 October 2009 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dansblv (talkcontribs)

Vandalism on the Toronto school of communication page

Someone keeps inserting the fictional character "Bob Dobbs" as being a member of the Toronto school of communication theory. I suspect it is Bob Dean or one of his friends, who are intent on associating the Subgenius character J. R. "Bob" Dobbs with Robert Dean, a McLuhan hanger-on and coat tail rider. jstarret (talk) 22:46, 8 Dec 2009 —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

Added this to Requests for page protection. Johnny Au (talk/contributions) 20:12, 8 December 2009 (UTC)
Toronto School of communication theory is not semiprotected for a month, but is left unprotected due to lack of communication. Johnny Au (talk/contributions) 21:34, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

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