Jane’s Walks are citizen-led walking discussions that encourage people to build stronger neighbourhoods through conversation. Named for Jane Jacobs, an urban activist who was extremely vocal in protecting the needs of city-dwellers, Jane’s Walks provide a closer look into communities from the vantage point of the people who live there.
This year, the walk will actually be a ride led by David Juliusson from the Etobicoke South Cycling Committee and Long Branch Neighbourhood Association. David will be in a blue bike jacket.
In 2018, City Council adopted special guidelines to preserve the unique character of Long Branch. We will look at some of the historic sites and events. Long Branch has a rich heritage, ranging from Colonel Sam Smith building his home in 1797 to Hurricane Hazel to the first Heritage tree being declared. We will stop at those sites. In addition, the ride will go through Marie Curtis Park, pass historic cottages, and go to the border of Mississauga. We will pass murals, visit a cenotaph and enjoy the beauty that is Long Branch.
NOTE: This is a cycling tour.
Ride begins and ends at Colonel Samuel Smith Skating Trail on May 5 at 11 AM (65 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr, Etobicoke).
Here is the itinerary.
- Colonel Sam Smith Park.
- Long Branch Park. The site of the old Long Branch Hotel, with historic cottages nearby.
- Marie Curtis Park at the cannon. Hurricane Hazel
- Mississauga border.
- Across from TTC station to look at the murals painted at the Long Branch loop.
- Sid Cole Park
- The Long Branch Cenotaph.
- Return to Colonel Samuel Smith Skating Trail
It’s all free. Just be sure to wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.