The Cottage Years, in celebration of 135th Anniversary of Long Branch, Ontario – Aug. 21 to Sept. 28, 2019 Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre

Severance at 70 Thirty Sixth St. refused by TLAB (Message from Long Branch Neighbourhood Association)

Toronto Local Appeal Body rules in favour of arguments advanced by Long Branch Neighbourhood Association regarding 70 Thirty Sixth St.

June 2019 Long Branch Update from David Godley

Michael Thomas Flynn – May 22, 1942 – November 22, 2018

I was very saddened to learn that Mike Flynn of Long Branch has passed away. The following message is from the Long Branch Neighbourhood Association: Mike Flynn Memorial Service Announcement We are very sad to share the recent passing of Mike Flynn – a long time active and engaged resident of Long Branch on Twenty […]

Long Branch residents say similar lot-splitting proposals have led to vastly different decisions, by Toronto Local Appeal Body

During the 21 years that I have lived in Long Branch with my family, I have learned many things. During our years in Long Branch, I have learned, for example, that the culture of decision making is decidedly more coherent and robust in Mississauga than it is in Toronto. That is evident, as I’ve noted […]

What will Long Branch look like after OMB has gone?

What will Long Branch look like, after the Ontario Municipal Board has come and gone? Will the physical character of Long Branch be preserved, or will it be destroyed, even after the OMB has come and gone? The culture of decision-making at the Ontario Municipal Board has changed dramatically over the past 25 years. Bill […]

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 […]

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 […]

In April 13, 2018 interview, Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Peter Milczyn outlines how OMB Reform legislation came to be enacted