You are cordially invited to join us on Saturday, May 28, 2016 for a Jane’s Walk led by Ward One, City of Mississauga Councillor Jim Tovey.
The walk begins at 1:00 pm on May 28 at the Small Arms Building at the foot of Dixie Road and Lakeshore Road East.
You can access details about the walk at the Jane’s Walk – Mississauga webpage:
Jim Tovey was key player in the launch of Inspiration Lakeview and the Lakeview Waterfront Connection Project, and a leader of the community effort (which reached its objective in 2009) to designate the Small Arms Building under the Ontario Heritage Act.
At the above-noted Jane’s Walk link, which is posted at the Jane’s Walk website, under the category of walks in Mississauga, you will find the following description of one of the stops along the May 28, 2016 walk:
Another stopping point: Shoreline of Lake Ontario at Applewood Creek
Stop C. Long Branch Rifle Ranges
The rifle ranges in this area, although named after Long Branch, do not have a direct, geographical connection to the historic Village of Long Branch located to the east of the Mississauga-Toronto border. People just liked to name things after Long Branch.
The wooden baffles, built before the First World War, remain as remnants of the rifle ranges. Details are available at an online resource, entitled “Long Branch Outdoor Rifle Range,” published in September 2013, which describes the related history.
The document, which outlines a Cultural Heritage Assessment of the site, is published by the Culture Division, Community Services, Corporation of the City of Mississauga.
Occasionally, the site is called the Long Branch Rifle Range (singular) and sometimes it’s called the Long Branch Rifle Ranges (plural). We like the plural form but it’s a matter of choice.
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Stop D. Lakeview Waterfront Connection Project
At the Lake Ontario shoreline, we review the community-initiated Lakeview Waterfront Connection Project. Do you know where the Mississauga-Toronto border, at the shoreline, is located? Is the border located to the east or west of Applewood Creek? Answer: The border is a short distance east of the creek; as well, the land on both sides of Applewood Creek, at the shoreline, belongs to TRCA (TRCA, 2016).
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TRCA & CVC social media accounts
CVC has one direct handle which covers all CVC content and environmental topics:
Facebook: Credit Valley Conservation
LinkedIn: Credit Valley Conservation
Flickr: Credit Valley Conservation
Why are so many places outside of Long Branch, such as in Mississauga, named after Long Branch?
This is a great question. The opening paragraphs at the following longread post answers the question:
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