Watch this space for more details as they become available.
Attention all gardening enthusiasts! Saturday June 22 is the date for the 2019 Long Branch Garden Tour. Mark your calendars.
This year marks the 135th birthday of this beautiful community, and the 2019 garden tour promises to be better than ever.
If you would like to have YOUR garden included as part of the tour, it’s not too late to register. We have to close registration soon to allow us time to design and print the brochure and map showing the participating gardens, so register yours by contacting us.
Then on June 22nd, come visit Long Branch between 10 am and 4 pm and enjoy over 3 dozen beautiful gardens. Best of all – it’s free!
To learn more, visit our website longbranchgardentour.ca
On-line Registration for your Free Trees is Now Open!
The LBNA is pleased to bring you Tree for Me this spring. On-line registration is now open by clicking on this link www.lbna/tree
Native Tree species, suitable for all yards, will be distributed by the LBNA on May 25th from 10 – 1:45pm in Samuel Smith Park during this year’s Spring Bird Festival.
If you have the space, we would encourage you to opt for the trees that will will grow into beautiful Large Canopy Tree species. Choose from the following:
|Large Canopy Trees|| Red Maple|
|Medium Size Trees|| White Birch |
|Small Trees / Shrubs|| Serviceberry|
Red Osier Dogwood (NEW)
Black Chokeberry (NEW)
We all have a role to play in making Toronto greener.
Let’s get planting Long Branch!
Pre-registration is required.
Each private property in Toronto with suitable plantable space is eligible for two trees – even if you received some already last year from the Tree for Me program.
If you prefer to register for your trees in person, we will be hosting a Tree for Me registration at the Long Branch Library on Saturday, May 4th from 10am – 1:00pm. Stay tuned for more information soon.
The LBNA is able to bring you the Tree for Me program thanks to a Grant from the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation. Tree For Me grants support the City of Toronto’s 40 percent tree canopy cover target by encouraging tree planting and tree care on private property.
|We all have a role to play in making Toronto greener. |
Let’s get planting Long Branch!
|Click here to register now for a Free Tree|
Congratulations LBNA Social Committee on the success of the Long Branch by the Lake, a fundraiser for the Stop the 938 Appeal Fund, one of the continued efforts to preserve the character of Long Branch, particularly the mature tree canopy which is an important resource in our Neighbourhood.
Through the donations to the Stop the 938 Appeal Legal Fund https://www.gofundme.com/the-938-fundand the Long Branch by the Lake Fundraiser, we have raised almost 50% of our Goal.
The Long Branch by the Lake, driven by the LBNA Social Committee, was sold out with over 70 attendees at an LBNA members private party at the Long Branch Yacht Club for a social afternoon fueled by snacks, cocktails and comradery amongst neighbours. The spotlight auction item was a private boat cruise and barbeque on Lake Ontario and the raffle table was full with donations from members and local businesses.
An objective of the LBNA is to support local businesses in Long Branch and on the Lake Shore. With this in mind, special thanks to Birds and Beans Coffee,Alive Yoga, Happy Bakers, Mibody Health and Fitness, Misty Mountain Teaand Cineplexfor donations to this event. Please remember to shop local and show your support for our local businesses.
The fundraising is ongoing. If you weren’t able to make this event, keep your eye out for the next one. Until then please consider donating to the 938 Fund and inviting your neighbours to become members of the LBNA.
Christine, Judy, Jenny, Doe, Bill, Ken, Tyler and Ron
Please join us for “Toast the Trees”
The Long Branch Neighborhood Association (LBNA) is organizing our first fundraiser “Toast the Trees”. Please join us for a fun afternoon Wine and Cheese event in a beautiful private setting on Lake Ontario in Long Branch in support of our LBNA Tree Inventory Project.
Test your Long Branch Fun Fact Knowledge – Win great door prizes – Silent Auction – Get to know your neighbours
The LBNA has hired two local university students to conduct a tree inventory in Long Branch. In cooperation with the University of Toronto Forestry program, the data produced will help us understand our urban forestry successes and challenges in a way that can concretely inform policy, actions and stewardship and will be used to create a Long Branch Urban Forestry Management Plan. This plan will serve as a “measuring stick” against the City of Toronto’s goal of achieving a tree canopy of 40%.
Funding for the wages of the summer students for 8 weeks was obtained by the LBNA from a Canada Summer Jobs Grant – for which we are very grateful – however we did not receive the fully requested funding we need to conduct this program.
The University of Toronto, Faculty of Forestry have partnered with the LBNA to provide training and some equipment, however the LBNA needs funding to ensure its successful implementation and maximize the positive experience for both our students and the community.
All funds raised will go towards the LBNA Tree Inventory project and will help to provide:
- T-Shirts for our students so they are easily identified as they work in the community;
- Printing expenses including notices to homes to participate in the Inventory,
- Signage to raise awareness of the Tree Inventory Project; and
- Transportation for the students for training and mentoring with the U of T Faculty throughout the project;
- Tree inventory equipment and tree identification tools beyond that loaned to the LBNA by the U of T ;
- Extension of tree inventory paid hours above and beyond the 8 weeks provided by our Canada Summer Jobs Grant.
Please let us know if you have any special food allergies or food preferences when you book your ticket or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you prefer to pay cash or cheque for your ticket, please contact one of the LBNA Board members or email us at email@example.com.
Tickets are $40 for 1 person or $75 for two people. You can also make a donation on-line if you would like to contribute to our Tree Inventory project but are not available to attend on June 24th.
Tickets are limited so please get yours soon.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
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Led by David Juliusson, Etobicoke South Cycling Committee and Long Branch Neighbourhood Association
Sunday, May 6, 2018: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (2 hours)
Meet at Colonel Samuel Smith Skating Trail (65 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr, Etobicoke, Tour Leader (David) will be in a blue jacket and on a black bike.
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 in April. We will stop at those sites. In addition, the ride will stop at the site of the Long Branch hotel, 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. The ride will end in the same place as it began.
NOTE: This is a cycling tour.