Followers of Historic Toronto
If you have noticed a decrease in output on this site, there is a reason and that reason is very sad. Doug Taylor passed away on Monday July 27th in his 82nd year after a courageous battle with cancer. His obituary in the yesterday’s Toronto Star can be found here: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestar/obituary.aspx?n=john-douglas-taylor&pid=196609571
As his friend and executor, I promised to find a permanent home for his ~1000 posts, where all his research and anecdotes could be retrieved and recycled by future researchers. I am in the process of connecting with such sites and will inform everyone via this route when arrangements have been made.
In the meantime, I will keep his email address firstname.lastname@example.org active to facilitate this transfer and to keep his friends advised of any post-Covid celebration of life. I will also approve comments that look appropriate to me but won’t be giving feedback as Doug would always do.
My condolences to those of you who knew Doug well. I know we will all miss his entertaining blogs.
Valerie Eggertson, neighbour and friend