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May 5, 2018 “Evolution of Long Branch Park” Jane’s Walk led by MPP Peter Milczyn features Seven Stops

The following posts (see links below), regarding MPP Peter Milczyn’s May 5, 2018 Jane’s Walk, are a work in progress. To them I will, in time, add brief stories appearing as separate posts, based on archival resources, related to the Evolution of Long Branch Park (starting 1884): First Stop – Long Branch Ave. & Lake […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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” […]

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Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Peter Milczyn’s May 5, 2018 Jane’s Walk (starts 10:30 am at Long Branch Ave. & Lake Shore) now posted at Jane’s Walk website & Facebook page

The May 5, 2018 walk in Long Branch led by MPP Peter Milczyn has now been posted to the Jane’s Walk website and Facebook page Click here to access the walk details on Facebook > The text for the walk, at the Jane’s Walk website, reads: Evolution of Long Branch Park (Starting 1884) Led by […]