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Jo-Ann Langley shares photo of her Parents at the front of their newly built Arcadian Circle house, early 1940s in Long Branch (Toronto)

I recently joined a Facebook group called “Did You Live In Mimico / New Toronto / Long Branch?” A number of people have shared comments, at the Facebook group, about a longread article – 10,000 words-plus – that I’ve posted at the Preserved Stories website, entitled: History of Long Branch – DRAFT 4 I’m pleased to […]


May 3, 2014 Jane’s Walk shares conversations about 1940s, ’50s, & ’60s events in Mississauga and Long Branch (Toronto not New Jersey)

Mike James and Jaan Pill are now in their third year of organizing Jane’s Walks in Long Branch (Toronto not New Jersey). The Saturday, May 3, 2014 Jane’s Walk began at our usual time and location – at 10:30 am at the East Parking Lot at Marie Curtis Park. The walk was called Inspiration Lakeview: […]


David Webster, who grew up in Long Branch (Toronto not New Jersey), has a great recollection of local history dating back to the 1940s

Updates: Colleen O’Marra – see Comments at the end of this post – has added details about Police Chief Smythe that I read with much interest. For additional comments about Toronto-area postwar emergency housing, click here > [End]   I had the good fortune to spend a couple of hours on the morning of Dec. […]