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David Juliusson comments on demolition of the house, built in 1927, where Marie Curtis lived when she served as Reeve of the Village of Long Branch

The purpose of the current post is to bring attention to the demolition, in June 2018, of the former house of Marie Curtis, who many years ago served as a celebrated, highly regarded elected official at the Village of Long Branch. That is to say, David Juliusson of Long Branch has added a comment at […]

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Sixth Stop: Parking Lot where Long Branch Park Tennis Court stood at Thirty Third St.: May 5, 2018 “Evolution of Long Branch Park” Jane’s Walk

We have learned from Bill Rawson, who for many years ran a used furniture store on Lake Shore Blvd. West, that a tennis court was located where a parking lot for an apartment building on Thirty Third St. is now located. The tennis court was a feature of Long Branch Park for many years. From […]

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Elton Crescent in Long Branch is named after J.O. Elton, reeve of Long Branch and brother of architect Gresely Elton

A May 12, 2016 Globe and Mail article is entitled: “Fewer listings in Toronto’s housing market make for a bitter spring.” The article includes a photo with the following caption: “This house at 5 Elton Cres., with an asking price of $1,559,800, has been transformed from a bungalow into two stories built around a central […]

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Do you have a photo of Robin’s Nest, built by Alfred Bray who moved to Long Branch (Toronto not New Jersey) in 1910?

Sandy Bray has a question that you may be able to answer “I’ve been enjoying your site very much,” Sandy Bray writes, “and have been thinking alot of memories and questions, etc. etc.” Sandy has recently sent a question to her dad, Jim Bray, asking if he remembered the address of the house called “Robins Nest” […]

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Occasionally Long Branch is described as a drive-through kind of place – which, for some of us, is what it is

Long Branch (Toronto not New Jersey) has many characteristics. The characterization depends upon the observer. I much appreciate a recent message from Colleen O’Marra (see below), which has given rise to this blog post. My friend Sid Olvet of Oakville has remarked that each person who encounters Long Branch encounters it according to the era, […]

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Narrative is somebody telling somebody else

According to Narrative theory: Core concepts and debates (2012), “Narrative is somebody telling somebody else, on some occasion, and for some purposes, that something happened to someone or something” (p. 3). Beginnings The book offers a categorization (p. 60) of four ways to conceptualize beginnings, middles, and endings. For beginnings, the categories outlined on page […]

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Long Branch Race Track

You can find a photo of the Long Branch Race Track in an April 16, 2012 article at BlogTO entitled: “What horse racetracks used to look like in Toronto.” The racetrack was a topic that came up for discussion during the Long Branch Jane’s Walk on May 5, 2013. We owe thanks to Jane Olvet […]