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Etobicoke Historical Society Summer History Series: Etobicoke’s Historic Lakeshore

August 18, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

This is a free and open online public event via Zoom webinar. For how to join in, please visit our Summer History page.

MimicoNew Toronto and Long Branch share many things, including the streetcars of Lakeshore Boulevard West and the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, but they have very different histories. Mimico is an older town, once the home of palatial estates. New Toronto had its start as a gritty industrial suburb. And Long Branch began as a gated, upper class cottage community and resort in Victorian times. Join EHS Historian Richard Jordan as he travels back in time on this virtual historic tour of Etobicoke’s three lakeshore communities.

Richard Jordan is an EHS Board Member, having previously served as a Director from 1980 to 1996, including a two-year term as President.  He also served two terms as a citizen member of the Etobicoke Historical Board in the 1980s.

​Richard studied Geography and Environmental Studies at York University and later contributed a local heritage column in the Toronto Star from 1984 to 1991 as well as feature articles in a number of genealogy and history magazines. Richard’s family genealogy book, “Beyond the Great Pine Ridge,” was published in 2004 and a new book, “Ernest D. Banting: Life in Weston 1921-1973,” was being published this year.  Richard is well known for his speaking engagements with historical societies and seniors groups.


August 18, 2022
7:30 pm