Long Branch

Overview of Long Branch

Long Branch is a well-established neighbourhood located along the Toronto waterfront at the extreme south-west part of the city. This neighbourhood is in transition with many new home developments being built along Lakeshore Boulevard. This lakeside village is blessed with many fine attributes including picturesque waterfront parks, a local arena, a public library, a waterfront trail, a Go Transit station and a vibrant shopping district.

History of Long Branch

Long Branch was first settled in 1797 by Colonel Samuel Smit a loyalist officer with the Queens Rangers. Smith’s five hundred acre tract of land spanned the entire present day neighbourhood. Smith, who served two terms as administrator of Upper Canada, built a modest regency style cottage at the south-east corner of 41st Street and Lakeshore Boulevard where Parkview Public School is situated today. Smith passed away in 1826. His children retained possession of his estate until 1871 when it was sold to James Eastwood. The industrious Eastwood timbered the pine and oak forest that covered this land. He then rafted the logs from the mouth of the Etobicoke Creek to the Toronto Harbour where the lumber was sold for a tidy profit. In 1883, Eastwood sold the eastern sixty-four acres of his property to the developers who created Long Branch Park, a summer resort modelled after its namesake in New Jersey. Ferry boats ushered thousands of Toronto vacationers each year to Long Branch which boasted fanciful summer cottages, a grand hotel, a boardwalk and numerous amusement rides including a Coney Island Carousel. Long Branch became more accessible in 1916 when Lake Shore Boulevard was paved. This transportation corridor helped turn Long Branch into a year-round community. This neighbourhood was developed largely from the 1920’s up to the 1950’s.

Real Estate Listings in Long Branch

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Real Estate Listing 37 MARINA AVE

37 Marina Ave

Toronto, Ontario

$1,398,000

bed 6 Bed
bath 3 Bath
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Real Estate Listing 396 LAKE PROMENADE

396 Lake Promenade

Toronto, Ontario

$4,600 Monthly

bed 4 Bed
bath 4 Bath
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Real Estate Listing #711 -3563 LAKE SHORE BLVD

#711 -3563 Lake Shore Blvd

Toronto, Ontario

$1,999,999

bed 3 Bed
bath 3 Bath
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Real Estate Listing #30 -140 LONG BRANCH AVE

#30 -140 Long Branch Ave

Toronto, Ontario

$739,900

bed 2 Bed
bath 3 Bath
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Real Estate Listing 82 THIRTY EIGHTH ST

82 Thirty Eighth St

Toronto, Ontario

$749,000

bed 2 Bed
bath 1 Bath
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Real Estate Listing #3 -135 LONG BRANCH AVE

#3 -135 Long Branch Ave

Toronto, Ontario

$899,900

bed 3 Bed
bath 3 Bath
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Real Estate Listing #321 -3531 LAKE SHORE BLVD W

#321 -3531 Lake Shore Blvd W

Toronto, Ontario

$525,000

bed 2 Bed
bath 2 Bath
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Real Estate Listing #608 -3621 LAKE SHORE BLVD W

#608 -3621 Lake Shore Blvd W

Toronto, Ontario

$259,000

bed 1 Bed
bath 1 Bath
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Real Estate Listing #201 -3845 LAKE SHORE BLVD

#201 -3845 Lake Shore Blvd

Toronto, Ontario

$500,000

bed 3 Bed
bath 2 Bath
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Real Estate Listing 22B THIRTY-THIRD ST

22b Thirty-Third St

Toronto, Ontario

$825,000

bed 4 Bed
bath 2 Bath
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Real Estate Listing #15 -140 LONG BRANCH AVE

#15 -140 Long Branch Ave

Toronto, Ontario

$665,000

bed 2 Bed
bath 3 Bath
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Real Estate Listing #1608 -3845 LAKE SHORE BLVD W

#1608 -3845 Lake Shore Blvd W

Toronto, Ontario

$2,500 Monthly

bed 2 Bed
bath 1 Bath
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