Category Archives: Long Branch

Team of quick-thinking residents saves the life of muskrat-like creature stuck on Etobicoke Creek Bridge at Marie Curtis Park

On many days, I walk from the vicinity of the Long Branch TTC Loop in Etobicoke (Toronto) to the Small Arms Building in Lakeview (Mississauga) at Dixie Road and Lakeshore Road East. It’s a walk that I enjoy; over the years … Continue reading

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REMINDER: You are invited to GEMS of Etobicoke-Lakeshore Awards Ceremony, Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 7 pm, The Assembly Hall, 1 Colonel Sam Smith Park Drive

Following message is from Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Peter Milczyn’s Office: Do you know a Gem of Etobicoke-Lakeshore 2017? The Gems of Etobicoke-Lakeshore were created to recognize and appreciate outstanding small businesses, community and service organizations that are unique to South Etobicoke … Continue reading

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Door-to-door scams and scamming season in Long Branch (Toronto)

From the Long Branch Neighbourhood Watch Facebook group: “Heads-up, a sales-person knocking on doors asking to see if you qualify for a water filter and of course asking to enter the house. “Can’t answer most questions about his company, won’t … Continue reading

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Put your money in Conservation Authority Flood Management Programs and it will be well-spent – May 10, 2017 Credit Valley Conservation post

A May 10, 2017 Credit Valley Conservation article is entitled: “Put your money in Conservation Authority Flood Management Programs and it will be well-spent.” The opening paragraphs of the article, by by Jo-Anne Rzadki, Business Development & Partnerships Coordinator, Conservation Ontario, … Continue reading

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Trends in Toronto house prices: Tweet from Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner, City of Toronto

A May 10, 2017 Better Dwelling article is entitled: “Toronto Homeowners List Detached Homes For Sale At A Record Pace: Toronto homeowners are listing detached homes for sale at a rapid pace, with new listings soaring over 61% last month.” … Continue reading

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May 2017 Update from David Godley: Committee of Adjustment & related topics

The following update is from David Godley, a retired urban planner and former member of the Committee of Adjustment: * 1) Status of applications 2) Committee of Adjustment Changes (see 9 38th attachment on integrity commission route to rein in … Continue reading

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Kitchen Orkestra CD Release – May 12, 2017 starting 8:00 pm, Placebo Space, 2877 Lake Shore Blvd. West

For many years, I’ve been following – and have been highly impressed by – the musical career of the young Etobicoke musician Hayley Ryerson. Click here to access Hayley Ryerson’s website > Hayley and the Kitchen Orkestra is releasing their … Continue reading

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I encourage you to set up your own website about local history and planning issues in Long Branch

As you may know, it takes me a fair amount of time to write posts, related to local history and planning issues, for this website. Looking toward the years ahead, I strongly encourage younger residents to consider setting up a website, … Continue reading

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An intellectual history of the past week; if you seek references to spectacularly abysmal dysfunction, ignore this post

For many years, I have been thinking, off and on, about water pumps that automatically shut off when there is no water to pump out. On one of my many recent trips to Home Depot a salesperson was very helpful, … Continue reading

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De Correspondent: A New Kind of Journalism – A most inspiring May 3, 2017 Coral Project article

A May 3, 2017 Coral Project article is entitled: “De Correspondent: A New Kind of Journalism.” An excerpt reads: During the six month duration of our New to the Netherlands project, 279 members of De Correspondent each chose to meet … Continue reading

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