The May 5, 2018 “Evolution of Long Branch Park (Starting 1884)” Jane’s Walk was an outstanding success on every level.
MPP Peter Milczyn, who led the walk, found our Speaking Notes highly valuable, in providing an outline for each Stop along the way.
As well, he added details, related to the evolution of Long Branch Park – including the evolution of land-use planning – that added immeasurably to the information that was available to us, as walk participants.
I learned many details – for example, about the landfill that was built, extending into Lake Ontario between Long Branch Ave. and Thirty First St., after the Long Branch Hotel had burned down in 1958 – that I had not known about previously.
I knew the broad outline of the story, but Peter Milczyn filled in details that truly bring the landfill’s planning history – with its many attendant controversies – to life.
Having worked on the project for some weeks beforehand, it will take me some time (as I have other projects to attend to) to post additional details from the walk.
I do want to say, however, that I am delighted with the good turnout, with the great conversations that took place – and with the fact that, thanks to great work by many dedicated people, the event began and ended on time!
May 5, 2018 Long Branch Jane’s Walk on YouTube
And, at this point, I am very pleased to share the two following YouTube videos from the May 5, 2018 Jane’s Walk, in which Etobicoke Lakeshore MPP Peter Milczyn outlines key details concerning the planning history, that is related to the original Long Branch Park: