Category Archives: Long Branch

May 3, 2015 Jane’s Walk in Mississauga at Small Arms Building focused on the past, and the future

Click on images to enlarge them Over the past four years I’ve been involved in the organizing of Jane’s Walks in Toronto. Recently I also helped out with the organizing of a Jane’s Walk in Mississauga: Ward 1 Councillor Jim Tovey leads … Continue reading

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Join us on Saturday, June 13, 2015 for the First Annual Long Branch Fest!

We are looking forward to this great event for the whole community. By way of helping out, we will share some great stories about the Long Branch of long ago. For details about the event: Click here to visit the … Continue reading

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MPP Peter Milczyn invites you to his Open House on Planning Reform, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, Royal Canadian Legion, 110 Jutland

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Community Meetings – April 28, 2015 & May 4, 2015 – Underlying story is destruction of the character of Long Branch

The following message is from David Godley of Long Branch: Community Meetings A number of people have asked what is the difference between MPP Milczyn’s planning meeting and Councillor Grimes’ planning meeting. The Provincial meeting is about changes to the … Continue reading

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Significance of the late 1880s for New Toronto and the First Nations of western Canada

In a previous post, I’ve noted that by July 1, 1895, a radial railway extended all the way from Toronto to Etobicoke Creek in what is now south Etobicoke. The arrival of the railway had a significant impact on the population … Continue reading

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Letter from David Godley to John Livey, Deputy City Manager, and Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner, City of Toronto

Dear John and Jennifer, Long Branch has a hearing in its historic centre. There are 8 listed buildings on the street. Two alien detached houses on 8m frontage lots are proposed. Previously Etobicoke Local Planners have used a study area … Continue reading

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March 9, 2015 news release from Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Peter MIlczyn’s office

A previous post about this topic can be accessed here.   NEWS Office of MPP Peter Milczyn Etobicoke-Lakeshore Ontario Amending the Planning Act and Introducing New Rules for Community Smart Growth Smart planning for a stronger and more engaged Etobicoke-Lakeshore … Continue reading

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Ontario proposes legislation to amend the Planning Act – Restoring local decision making to municipalities

The following text is a Special Edition of MPP Milczyn E-news. You can also access the document here.   Ontario proposes legislation to amend the Planning Act – Restoring local decision making to municipalities Dear Neighbors, Please read this special … Continue reading

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I support efforts to enable the recording of OMB hearings

In February 2015 I had the occasion to attend an Ontario Municipal Board hearing concerned with Long Branch where I live. A number of people have commented regarding the behaviour of the OMB board member at the meeting that I … Continue reading

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James Baldwin adds a comment regarding “Urgent need for planning initiatives.” The topic concerns OMB decisions in Long Branch.

Update: I have been copied on an exchange of emails, dated March 9, 2015, indicating that (and I quote): “… there is no ‘settlement’. The City will no longer oppose the application because of the reduction in density and length of … Continue reading

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