Previous posts have discussed 28 Daisy Avenue.
You can find them by clicking on the link at the previous sentence, or through a Google search for “28 Daisy Avenue Preserved Stories.”
I especially like the information that there was a time in the 1910s and later where you could see clear to Lake Ontario from houses in the vicinity of 28 Daisy Avenue and it was not unusual for a horse or cow tro wander over to a house and have a look.
Bill Rawson, who owns the used furniture store on Lake Shore Blvd. West across from the Long Branch Library (the store is closed while the results of a fire in an adjoining property are being addressed) has told me of the time his younger brother, then a baby, was sleeping on the porch of their house, which was in that part of Long Branch. A horse came up to the house and stuck its nose into the baby carriage to have a close look at the baby brother.
Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday, who grew up in Long Branch, has spoken of how cows would come up to the windows of a house north of 28 Daisy Avenue that his grandfather bought in 1919.
The following text is from the City Clerk, City of Toronto:
IN THE MATTER OF THE ONTARIO HERITAGE ACT
R.S.O. 1990 CHAPTER 0.18 AND
28 DAISY AVENUE (RICHARD NEWBORN HOUSE)
CITY OF TORONTO, PROVINCE OF ONTARIO
NOTICE OF PASSING OF BY-LAW
Take Notice that the Council of the City of Toronto has passed By-law No. 772-2013 to designate 28 Daisy Avenue (Richard Newborn House) (Etobicoke-Lakeshore, Ward 6) as being of cultural heritage value or interest.
Dated at Toronto, this 27th day of June, 2013.
Ulli S. Watkiss