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 […]

Fifth Stop – Long Branch Park Gazebo: May 5, 2018 “Evolution of Long Branch Park” Jane’s Walk

From this park, looking west we can see the Lakeview Waterfront Connection Project in Mississauga, to be renamed the Jim Tovey Waterfront Connection project. The latter project involves use of landfill to extend the Lakeview waterfront some ways into Lake Ontario, with rebuilding of area wetlands proceeding at the same time. Once completed, the entire […]

Fourth Stop – Long Branch Hotel burned down in 1958 – Lake Promenade & Long Branch Ave.: May 5, 2018 Jane’s Walk

A number of previous posts share details about the Long Branch Hotel: A Long Branch resident passed along to Barry Kemp this photo of the Eastwood Park Hotel John Stewart of Wiarton has added a comment to a previous post about the 1958 fire at the Long Branch Hotel John Stewart of Wiarton has shared […]

Seventh Stop: Marino’s redevelopment north of Thirty Third St. & Lake Shore: May 5, 2018 “Evolution of Long Branch Park” Jane’s Walk

As we arrive back at Lake Shore Blvd. West, we look to the north of Lake Shore, where development is proceeding at the large Marino’s auto dealership. Marino’s is relocating to near the QEW and Kipling Ave. north of The Queensway. Relevant previous posts are entitled: 3526 Lake Shore Blvd. West – Marino’s to be […]

Second Stop – Marina Ave. & Long Branch Ave.: May 5, 2018 Jane’s Walk

This post is a work in progress. 62 and 68 Long Branch Avenue and 28 Marina Avenue The first thing that strikes the eye is the construction site at the corner of Marina Ave. and Long Branch Ave. at 62 and 68 Long Branch Avr. A Jan. 22, 2018 Etobicoke Guardian article, entitled “Councillors approved […]

Third Stop – Heritage Tree at Park Blvd. & Long Branch Ave.: May 5, 2018 Jane’s Walk

A May 2, 2018 Etobicoke Guardian article, highlighting a key feature of the Third Stop, is entitled: “Long Branch’s towering red oak designated a Heritage Tree: Heritage Trees are protected by one-of-a-kind bylaw in Ontario.” A ceremony was held on April 30, 2018, as the article notes, at which a 200-year-old red oak tree, at […]

First Stop – Long Branch Ave. & Lake Shore: May 5, 2018 Jane’s Walk

The following post is the first in a series of seven posts dealing with stops along the route of the May 5, 2018 Jane’s Walk that MPP Peter Milczyn will be leading. This post is a work in progress – I have a number of things to add, before the post is in its completed […]

Culture of decision making at the OMB changed dramatically over the past 25 years; Bill 139 seeks to get land-use planning back on the right track

As a resident of south Etobicoke for the past 20 years, I’ve been following, with much interest, recent initiatives to reform the Ontario Municipal Board. I’ve made it a point, in this context, to attend two days of hearings at Queen’s Park in October 2017, regarding the provincial government’s OMB Reform legislation, before the legislation (known as […]

Long Branch Character Guidelines feature historical details regarding the evolution of Long Branch Park

I am working on details related to a May 5, 2018 Jane’s Walk entitled “Evolution of Long Branch Park” that MPP Peter Milczyn will be leading in Long Branch. The following text is from the Long Branch Character Guidelines document: Frontage and Severances: From the initial subdivision of land to pave way for Long Branch Park […]

Join Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Peter Milczyn for “Evolution of Long Branch Park” Jane’s Walk starting 10:30 am, Saturday, May 5, 2018

The following message is from MPP Peter Milczyn’s Office: Jane’s Walk is an annual festival of free, citizen-led walking conversations inspired by the late Jane Jacobs, an urban writer and activist who championed new, community-based approaches to planning for over 40 years. I would like to invite you to join me for my “Jane’s Walk” […]