Around here, older houses are being demolished all the time, usually to make way for the biggest possible homes builders can get away with erecting. Down the road in Mimico, both a demolition application and a heritage status application were made for a home on… Read More
We were driving south on Royal York Road in Mimico when Tuffy P called out for me to stop the car. “I love that mural – I need a picture.” The mural is on the outside of George’s Barber shop.
This evening we sallied forth across the invisible border between Long Branch (or The LB as our neighbour Kate calls it) and New Toronto to a new joint called Ember. We used to go there when it was Long Grain Pan Asian food, but that’s… Read More
…at a local restaurant enjoying dinner (and celebrating our anniversary). It was at a fairly new Spanish place that opened up in Mimico in the spring, called LaVinia. At the next table over, a guy takes out his wallet and says to anyone who will… Read More
Each year there is a Santa Parade along the Lakeshore in Toronto, through the communities known as Mimico, New Toronto and Long Branch. The parade took place this morning and it was a perfect day for it. Near the start of the parade Canada Post… Read More
A stabbing occurred this evening in our community. I’m not sure what time, but I drove out to the No Frills to pick up some bread at about 7:30 and saw no police activity so it must have happened sometime between then and now (typing… Read More
This summer, I decided I would start getting haircuts at a barber in my neighbourhood. It happens that there is one on Lakeshore, a short walk from 27th Street – between Baba Ali’s excellent falafel place and our vet’s, the Long Branch Animal Clinic. Like… Read More
Regular readers know that this blog is written from Anchovy World Headquarters hidden deep below an ordinary looking abode by the lake in a community known as Long Branch. Long Branch is part of what used to be called South Etobicoke before amalgamation into the… Read More