Long Branch is the most westerly lakefront community in Etobicoke in the city’s Ward 6 in the provincial and federal riding of Etobicoke-Lakeshore. The neighbourhood is a mix of original or decade-long homeowners and renters combined with an increasing number of single and young family first-time home buyers. Public transportation includes bus service to Kipling subway station, the Long Branch GO Station and the Long Branch streetcar loop. New restaurants, independent coffee shops including Birds and Beans, The Big Guy’s Little Coffee Shop and Fair Grounds and recently, a new Starbucks on Lake Shore Boulevard West promise hope of revitalization of area’s decades-old main retail strip. via mississauga.com

Local Restaurants: The Empanada Company, The Tale Indian Cuisine and Bar, Pulcinella Ristorante & Wine Bar, Southside Johnny’s Bar and Grill, The Port House Social Bar and Kitchen, 850 Degrees Pizzeria, Holy Cannoli Toronto, Simon Sushi, Adriano’s Pizza, Ranu Thai Cuisine and T.J O’Shea’s Irish Snug. 

Schools: Ecole Elementaire Micheline-Saint-Cyr, James S. Bell Middle school, Vincent Massey Academy and St. Leo Catholic Elementary School. There is also the Lebar Music School and Melissa Moore Music. 

Hospitals: 14 minutes away from the Trillium Health Partners Mississauga Hospital

Places of Worship: Christ the King Roman Catholic Church, Long Branch Baptist Church, St Agnes Anglican Church, St Paul’s United Church, St James Presbyterian, St. Demetrius Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Polish Full Gospel Church. 

Activities/ Attractions: Long Branch Centennial Arena, Long Branch Public Library, Laburnham Park, and Marie Curtis Park which runs right along the Etobicoke Creek and includes a beach area, and a dog park area. 

Transportation: The long branch GO station is