I met up with Ted outside his apartment near Etobicoke Creek, which forms the border between Toronto (the amalgamated version) and Mississauga. A hairy woodpecker was enjoying some suet at a feeding station outside his building. . At first I thought the woodpecker was a… Read More
I took The Partners out for a long walk in Sam Smith Park today. We sure are fortunate to have a treasure like this a few minutes walk away. It’s a grey day, cool but comfortable, with a wind coming off the lake. We walked… Read More
The City has finally put up some signs letting people know there are coyotes in Sam Smith Park. They have been around as long as we’ve lived here, but it seems that there have been increased sightings over the past couple years. At least I… Read More
I took the dogs out for our after dinner walk this evening as usual. We headed over toward the water filtration plant on the other side of 23rd St. My plan was to walk over to the edge of the hill and see if there… Read More
Here by the lake, it seems there are two seasons, marked by the days the yachts are hauled in from the harbour and after winter, hauled back in. I saw the cranes out there today while I was walking the dogs.
Long Branch is more or less chopped in two by Lakeshore Blvd. South of Lakeshore, Long Branch ends at Lake Ontario and north of Lakeshore it dead ends at the railway tracks. This morning we took the dogs for a walk as far north as… Read More
People have been talking about the eventual gentrification of Long Branch for ages. Sure, housing prices have been going up and there are some new condos appearing, but the long Lakeshore strip still has some rough spots. I guess the deal is done now though.… Read More
We’ve added a new sign to the 27th Street book box….books rock! There has been quite a bit of activity in the box in the past few days with several book out and new ones in. Let’s have a look what’s in there today… I… Read More
It wasn’t bad enough they tagged birdhouses and garbage bins in Sam Smith Park this summer. Now they’ve tagged the water treatment plant. It isn’t the handsomest building around, but now it has these ugly scars. Do we see this graffiti as shining examples of… Read More
Check out the grebe chicks in Col. Sam Smith Park!