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The year 2015 marks the 400th anniversary of Étienne Brûlé’s expedition from Orillia to Lake Ontario in 1615

Updates: Please note: Next planning meeting is at 12 Division at 10:00 am on March 23, 2015. By way of other updates related to the year 1615 and thereabouts: A March 12, 2015 Slate article is entitled: “Humanity Is a Geologic Force “as Earth-Changing as a Meteorite Strike”. The article notes: “The study’s first proposed […]

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Anecdotes Shared by Fellow Walkers – May 5, 2014 post by Jaan Pill at Jane’s Walk website

I’ve recently posted a blog item for the Toronto Walks Blog of the Jane’s Walk website. I’ve enjoyed writing this item, because it enables a person to consider the broader issues of interest to anybody who lives close to the Lake Ontario shoreline – in Mississauga, Toronto, or anywhere else along this or any other […]

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May 4, 2014 Jane’s Walk in Long Branch focused on conversations – with many people sharing anecdotes and comments

Our May 4, 2014 Jane’s Walk in Long Branch went beautifully – as has been the case with each of our Jane’s Walks in this neighbourhood in South Etobicoke on the Lake Ontario shoreline starting with the first one on May 6, 2012. This year the conversational element was even more a central feature of […]

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May 3, 2014 Jane’s Walk shares conversations about 1940s, ’50s, & ’60s events in Mississauga and Long Branch (Toronto not New Jersey)

Mike James and Jaan Pill are now in their third year of organizing Jane’s Walks in Long Branch (Toronto not New Jersey). The Saturday, May 3, 2014 Jane’s Walk began at our usual time and location – at 10:30 am at the East Parking Lot at Marie Curtis Park. The walk was called Inspiration Lakeview: […]

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David Webster, who grew up in Long Branch (Toronto not New Jersey), has a great recollection of local history dating back to the 1940s

Updates: Colleen O’Marra – see Comments at the end of this post – has added details about Police Chief Smythe that I read with much interest. For additional comments about Toronto-area postwar emergency housing, click here > [End]   I had the good fortune to spend a couple of hours on the morning of Dec. […]