Do you have a success tip as a Walk Leader that you’d like to share with others?

Fanny Martin, the 2012 Jane’s Walk Event Manager, has asked 2012 Jane’s Walk leaders three questions, which I have included as headings for this blog post. “If you have a moment,” she has said, “I’d love to have your input, especially but not exclusively on these points.” I would like to invite you, as a visitor to this […]

I much enjoyed the May 7, 2012 Gems of the Lakeshore presentations at the Assembly Hall

I’ll have more information about this event. Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP (and Minister of Education) Laurel Broten distributed the Gems of the Lakeshore certificates and awards. Three judges were also at the table on the stage, helping out with proceedings. Such an event serves to highlight the work of independent businesses on the Lakeshore, as well as […]

South Long Branch Jane’s Walk went beautifully

We had a great Jane’s Walk in South Long Branch on Sunday, May 6, 2012 — about eighty people (conservative estimate) were there. The weather was great, and our portable amplifier from Long & McQuade worked beautifully. We owe many thanks to Councillor Mark Grimes’ office for suggesting that we organize Jane’s Walks in Long Branch this […]

You’re most welcome to attend the Lake Shore Reunion on June 9, 2012, even if you did not attend these schools

I’m very pleased to have this opportunity to share information about the Lake Shore Reunion on June 9, 2012. Phil Gray, who forwarded the information, reports that while looking for photos , he uncovered some interesting history about these schools. “All 3 schools grew over the years,” notes Phil Gray, “as new sections were added […]

The retired heavy gun on the beach at Marie Curtis Park was earlier located at Riverdale Park

Etobicoke Creek thousands of years ago gave rise to what is now an underwater valley

At a presentation I attended in Mississauga of an underwater valley — now located south of teh current shoreline of Lake Ontario — associated with an earlier stage in the history of Etobicoke Creek. We know from geological evidence that, during its Glacial Lake Iroquois stage, the water level of Lake Ontario was higher than it is […]

Here’s a quick view of Marie Curtis Park, before and after the creek was channelized

We’ve prepared a schematic map based on maps and aerial photos showing changes at Marie Curtis Park since the 1920s. Marie Curtis Park, before and after  As well, Robert Lansdale has prepared images in Photoshop showing changes between the mid-1950s and 2012. If you click on either photo, you can get an enlarged view. To get back […]

We’re pleased to share with you these 1920s to 1940s ‘cottage country’ images from Etobicoke Creek

Aerial photo from 1949 may show barn at Samuel Smith homestead that is visible in 1920s photo from mouth of Etobicoke Creek

If you click on the first photo on this page, and then click again, you will be able to view a barn that is visible in the top right corner of the photo. If you click the Back button at the top of your browser, you should be able to get back to the page […]

Barn in background of 1920s Long Branch photo appears to be located on Samuel Smith homestead

The first photo on this page is an aerial view of Long Branch, which Robert Lansdale has shared with us, from the early 1950s. You can enlarge the photo by clicking on it. click again and the photo will be enlarged further. To return to the page you are now viewing, click on ‘Back’ in your […]