David Juliusson recently circulated a text about an upcoming event, which I am pleased to share with you:
From September 26 till 28th, Culture Days will be held in South Etobicoke. More than 80 events are planned to celebrate the unique former communities of Long Branch, New Toronto and Mimico.
One event will be a public piazza at Islington and Lake Shore. Community leaders have long envisioned a public square there and for one weekend there will be.
Community groups will have booths where wide ranging topics such as better transit to local history can be explored. This will be the meeting place for a bike ride of the area.
History of New Toronto
Meeting at 1 PM, we will explore the history of New Toronto. It is unique. Early on railways and local industry provided a solid economic base that attracted people to live in the area. Many residents still live and work locally. The amenities soon followed.
Today, New Toronto still has a unique feel. From the Beaux-Arts Revival building to its beautiful waterfront parks, to its strong artistic community to its remaining workers cottages, New Toronto is a community worth exploring. A bicycle is a great way to do so.
The ride is open to anyone and suitable for all ages. A part of will be on Lakeshore, but the majority is on designated bike paths, the Waterfront Trail or quiet back streets.
Come ride with us and explore our community.
[End of text from David Juliusson]