Letters to the editor: Remembering the Hogg’s Hollow disaster


Reminder of a difficult journey for immigrants

Thank you for the article on the men that lost their lives at Hogg’s Hollow (NOW Online, July 11).
It’s a reminder of the difficult journey of our forefathers in Canada. It’s not all wine and singing. Lots of hard work.
Vanda Argenide OrsiniFrom NOWTORONTO.COM

Another solution to renaming Dundas

Being from the town of Dundas, I’m completely against renaming the street (NOW Online, July 7). Heck, I still think of what they now call “The Rogers Centre” as Skydome! Rebrand as much as you want, but to me, it’s still Skydome, it’s still Dundas. Racism by anyone is intolerable, long-dead people or otherwise. But money doesn’t grow on trees, and renaming will cost this country, which doesn’t have as much money as we apparently think we have. Why don’t we start by getting all Indigenous people access to clean water, and go from there?

Jennifer Plank From NOWTORONTO.COM

Other trails to walk in Toronto

Re Looking Back At My Year of Pandemic Walks (NOW Online, July 3). In addition to the walks you listed, there are lovely trails in Earl Bales Park and in G. Ross Lord Park, especially its “hidden trail” route. And I would highly recommend the Highland Creek Trail in Scarborough – beautiful scenery from Morningside Park all the way down to Lake Ontario and glimpses of wildlife, too. There were deer on two of our outings this spring. Also, don’t forget the Rouge National Park.


Fond memories of C’est What

Re Toronto Pillars: C’est What Is “The Grandaddy of Craft Beer Bars” (NOW Online, July 11) My late husband and a few of his close friends started going to C’est What almost the minute it opened. His first child was born that year and that’s where he went to celebrate. It became his and his friends’ “go-to bar”. They each bought their own bar stool/chair with their names on them in the days when C’est What was selling them. They are many stories and fond memories of that place and it’s wonderful to see C’est What is still here 33 years later. Congratulations! By the way, whatever happened to those chairs and stools?


Will Millennials stick with MuchMusic?

Re MuchMusic Is Coming Back – On TikTok (NOW Online, June 10) I think it’s a mistake to only target younger Millennials and Gen Z as they don’t tend to stick with anything. It would be surprising if Much is a success with that market. You’d be better off trying to grab the curiosity and nostalgia of the later Millennials, Gen Y, Gen X, Baby Boomers, and anyone else older than 30. It’s a much bigger market that still likes new and old music and tends to be more loyal followers. I miss the original MuchMusic when it was fun and had great music videos.


Canada is burning

For years, the fossil fuel industry and its political allies have sowed doubt about climate change and convinced the public that it’s an abstract, far away problem. This summer, many Canadians are realizing that was a dangerous lie. The BC heatwave was so intense that it killed hundreds of people and, right now, thousands of people are living in fear of wildfires raging across the country. The climate emergency is here and now. It’s time for our political leaders to take real action.

Prime Minister Trudeau talks like a climate leader, but he doesn’t act like one. Canada is still building pipelines and planning to expand fossil fuel production for decades to come.

Matthew Freedlander From NOWTORONTO.COM




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