Category Archives: Neighbourhood

Beautiful day for a bike ride

IMG_1950What a beautiful day, sunny with a light cooling breeze. Perfect for a bike ride. The Waterfront Trail is a treasure that runs nearly past our door, as Lake Promenade at the bottom of 27th Street forms part of the trail. We headed west, through Marie Curtis Park, into Mississauga, and west still, through the Adamson Estate grounds and over to Port Credit. IMG_1931IMG_1944IMG_1954


Long Branch Good Morning from 27th Street Aug 5th

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Yabba Doo!  Happy Birthday Georgie!! Way to go!!! 139 lbs of love!

George on his 1st birthday Aug 5 2014
Wipeout! “G” – after chasing an ice cube around the floor this morning…


Coyote in the Park

I was out with the dogs this early morning, walking along the south side of the R.L. Clark water filtration plant, when a coyote emerged up the hill from the lake. It didn’t so much as look in our direction, but trotted along the trail away from us. At the fork in the trail, the coyote chose left toward Humber College. I could see it trotting along through the trees. This is the second coyote I’ve seen since we moved to Long Branch. The first time, it was trotting west along Lake Prominade toward me, turned up 25th St. and disappeared, perhaps into somebody’s yard.

Fresh tastes in Long Branch

IMG_0859Thrive Organic Kitchen & Cafe has opened up at Lakeshore W and 31st, offering a vegetarian alternative¬† for lunch or dinner here in Long Branch. Their menu includes soups, served with sprouted bread, salads (with names like Longevity, Earth, Coconut Caesar and Alkaline), an assortment of sandwiches, sprouted burgers (made with grain & nut patties), sprouted pizzas, wraps, and more. 90% of their menu is organic and they don’t use artificial preservatives.

We stopped on the way back from an outing with the dogs for some take-out. We each had a sandwich and salad (we split both so we could each sample) and a smoothie (The Ant’oxi was made with acai berries, mixed berries, cherries, pineapple, lemon juice and water and the Beach was made with coconut water, mango and banana). Our sandwiches and salads were very very tasty and nicely put together.

I’d like to wish Pat and the gang at Thrive best success and encourage readers living in our Lakeshore communities to stop by and give it a try.