Blog TO has identified LongBranch & New Toronto as among the top 5 neighbourhoods on the rise in 2015. They have noticed what local residents have been seeing for some time. Developers have targeted our area in a significant way – they see gold in… Read More
New Toronto is the middle of the three former South Etobicoke lakefront communities in Toronto. The co-op housing complex on the far side of the street is on the lands once occupied by a huge Goodyear tire plant. Mimico is to the East and Long… Read More
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
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
We had dinner tonight at a neighbourhood Thai restaurant called Longrain Pan Asian. It was our first time there. Really good food and attentive service at reasonable prices. What more can you ask for?
A local Portuguese restaurant called Taste Portuguese Cuisine had a Portuguese cheese tasting event today as part of the Lakeshore area’s Culture Days. We sampled a selection of cheeses and learned a little about them, and enjoyed a glass of wine and some pleasant conversation.
A long-eared owl was photographed in Sam Smith Park the other day. Check it out at Friends of Sam Smith Park. For those not from these parts, we have two major parks near Long Branch where I live. As you go east, Colonel Sam Smith… Read More
There’s a barge over at the Yacht Club at Sam Smith Park. I wondered what that was all about but Friends of Sam Smith Park provided the answer: We heard via the grapevine that the old dock ramp is being replaced by a new ramp… 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