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Thank you, Victor, for your comment and kind support, It is only with the support from the Chinese Canadian communities that this important archive project will come achieve its potential. We very much appreciate all those who have generously donated their family materials to the archive so we can preserve the material and make it available to future generations.
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Whether it’s in Cantonese -- Kung Hei Fat Choy! -- or Mandarin -- Gong Xi Fa Cai! –- it means “Wishing you prosperity!” and is the popular lunar new year greeting for people of Chinese descent around the world. Source: Toronto Star Archive, 1993 Source: Toronto Star Archive 1971 During... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at Local History & Genealogy
Hi Stanley, thank you for writing and for your kind words. We are committed to have the donated archival materials preserved, described and made available. Will keep you posted through our blog.
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Hi Guikang, thank you for your kind words. I agree, it's impossible to tell the history of Toronto, and to the larger extent, Canada, without telling the history of the Chinese Canadians. We are very fortunate to have the support from you and the community to help move this project
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Hi Marie, thank you for reading the blog post and your comments. It is important to document the history of the Chinese Canadians to make complete the history of Toronto. I'm very fortunate to have the opportunity to be part of this important project.
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Thank you, Shel, for your comments. We are committed to make our Chinese Canadian Archive material available to the public. We will continue to keep everyone posted through our future blog posts.
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Thank you, Lorraine, for the comments. Agreed. What better way to honour the contributions made by past generations than to preserve their memories and make them available to future generations.
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On the farm in Nova Scotia, c. 1900 (Photo courtesy of Carl MacKenzie) When my mother-in-law passed away 10 years ago, she left some precious family heirlooms. While my husband took pride in using the silver, bone china and crystal for special events, nothing gave him more joy than discovering,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2016 at Local History & Genealogy
Thanks, Guikang, for reading and commenting. We hope to build a holistic picture representing the long and rich history of the Chinese community. We appreciate your support.
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Thank you, Arnold, for your comments and for your support of TPL’s Chinese Canadian archive project. We depend on community support and donation of materials so, if possible, please let people know about the project through your social media or other connections.
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Thanks, Casey, for reading the post and your positive feedback.
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Source: Toronto Star Archives From chop suey to Peking duck "Chop suey" translates as "mixed bits" and was a popular dish among early Chinese immigrants and Caucasian diners. Corresponding with the dynamic growth of various Chinese populations in Toronto, the variety of Chinese cuisine has grown dramatically and, today, we... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2016 at Local History & Genealogy
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Sandi Trillo with her blender. Fixed! On September 12th, 2015, Agincourt Branch hosted the Repair Café Toronto and transformed the rotunda into a bustling community hub. Twenty-two volunteer fixers from the Repair Café Toronto and 85 library visitors from the community gathered together and worked collaboratively to repair many different... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2015 at Agincourt District Libraries Blog
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There are many reasons local residents visit their local branch on a regular basis. From picking up books and accessing information to attending a computer training class, participating in Book-a-Librarian, attending a monthly small business networking meeting or a Tea & Books session. Or maybe customers have no specific reason... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2015 at Agincourt District Libraries Blog
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Spring has finally sprung! To celebrate the arrival of warmer weather, we are revitalizing our blog: expect to hear from us more regularly (and frequently) as we work to keep you informed about all the great stuff happening in our branches in the Agincourt District. We will also take the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at Agincourt District Libraries Blog
Steeles Branch at 375 Bamburgh Circle (Warden/Steeles) is undergoing a service enhancement. The branch is closed temporarily for renovation to enhance the front entrance and the service desk. We aim at higher efficiency and better service to the public. We would like to thank our customers for their patience and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at Agincourt District Libraries Blog
Are you thinking about starting a business but worrying about your prospects for success? Are you already in a business but struggling? Running from April 18 to June 6, every Thursday, 6:30-9:30, Agincourt Branch is hosting Business Inc. seminar series through which you can learn from professionals on how to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at Agincourt District Libraries Blog
Hi Jennifer, thank you for your message. I feel for your son as I have profound hearing loss since I was one year old but was not aware of my hearing problems until late 20s. In retrospect, what helped me the most was to discover that I had hearing loss and proceeded to seeking professional help from there on. I've benefited from attending communication strategies classes(offered by Canadian Hearing Society) and speech therapy lessons. Through my classes, I regained my confidence and stopped feeling guilty when I couldn't hear when people talked to me. I also learned to be assertive but not aggressive. I'm still coping with my hearing loss but I am more confident as I practising my communication strategies each day. All the best with your son.
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I was having dinner with my family in a busy, noisy restaurant last Saturday. While we were enjoying the Peking duck, I noticed a man in his early 70s sitting at a table across from us. He and his friends had just finished eating and everyone seemed to be catching... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2012 at Accessibility Services
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Thanks very much for writing. Trying to carry on a decent conversation for someone with hearing loss can be quite a challenge. We often pretend to hear and there can be a lot of emotion including frustration, resignation, anger and, not least of all, low self-esteem. I recently attended an eight-week course at Canadian Hearing Society on communication strategies for people with hearing loss and I found it helped me a great deal. I’ve learned to be more assertive to tell people that I have a hearing loss and ask that they speak clearly to me. When I can't hear, instead of asking people to repeat the whole sentence, I learned to be more specific about what I have heard and what missed. For example, instead of telling the person “I couldn’t hear you”. I now will say “you said that we would meet after work, would you repeat where?” In addition to the communication strategies, I also learned about types of hearing loss and some basics of speech reading. A family member can also sit in on the classes. If you are interested, check out the CHS website http://www.chs.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=205&Itemid=216&lang=en
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According to Canadian Hearing Society Awareness Survey, almost one in four adult Canadians reports having a hearing loss. I'm one of them. Due to illness in infancy, I lost all hearing for high frequency sounds. I have been unable to hear higher frequency or "sibilant" sounds such as "s" "th"... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2011 at Accessibility Services