Construction superintendent Andy Iadinardi's video portrays the building of Aquaview Condominiums at 3865 Lake Shore Blvd. West across from the Long Branch GO Station. Jaan Pill documented the start-to-finish construction process.
Andy Iadinardi worked with director and producer Jaan Pill at preservedstories.com and sound and video editor Steven Toepell at bohemianpassport.com to put together this digital portfolio, posted on Vimeo in June 2011. Mr. Iadinardi signed a contract for a new position, as construction superintendent at a new project, in July 2011.
A current video project documents the building of Aquaview Condominiums and the history of the local community. Located to the west of Aquaview in Mississauga is the site of Canada's first Aerodrome and flying school, established in May 1915 and managed by Canada's first aviator, J. A.D. McCurdy. As well, the archaeological remains of the Colonel Samuel Smith homestead are located east of Aquaview at Parkview School on Forty First Street.
Jaan Pill spoke about Colonel Samuel Smith at a meeting at the Long Branch Library on October 4, 2011. For details about the talk, please visit the Preserved Stories website and click on the 'Samuel Smith' category. You can also find a video on Vimeo based on Pill's presentation.
As well, Honourary Colonel Gerald Haddon, the grandson of J.A.D. McCurdy, gave a well-attended talk, about the history of Canadian aviation, on March 20, 2012 at James S. Bell Junior Middle School.
Canada's first airplane flight took place on February 23, 1909. On that day, J.A.D. McCurdy, Canada's first pilot and first person to fly an airplane in the British Empire, took off from the frozen surface of Bras d'Or Lake, Baddeck, Nova Scotia.
Honourary Colonel Haddon discussed how and where the first tantalizing steps were taken in the history of Canadian aviation. We look forward to posting a video of that talk on Vimeo when it's been edited.
If you have a slow connection and the video sputters, download the file to your hard drive. That should provide a smoother playback.