One of the more well-known pockets in Etobicoke, Long Branch is located along the Toronto waterfront at the extreme south-west part of the city on the shores of Lake Ontario. The Village of Long Branch was a partially independent municipality from 1930 to 1967 and is a well established neighbourhood with its own Go Transit station located at the west-end of the area on the north side of Lakeshore Boulevard. Bus service at this station links passengers to Union Station and the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line. This lakeside village is blessed with many fine attributes including picturesque waterfront parks, a local arena, a public library, a waterfront trail and a vibrant shopping district.
The oldest houses in Long Branch are located on Lake Promenade between Long branch Avenue and 38th Street. A handful of these houses date back to the days when Long branch was a resort community. These houses have undergone numerous renovations and additions over the years however they retain some of their original features including whimsical turrets and front porch verandas.
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