Citizens Concerned About the Future of the Etobicoke Waterfront

Updated: Apr. 30, 2015

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Weston Family Parks Challenge Grant funds Sam Smith Park Improvements & Programs

How to Book Environmental Education Programs at Sam Smith Park

Volunteers Needed for the Bird Festival

Community Planting - May 2

Local Jane’s Walks

Spring Bird Festival - May 23

April Bird Walk Report

Binoculars Wanted

New CCFEW Bird Checklist

CCFEW Meeting Schedule


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Community Events & Meetings in South Etobicoke:


New Toronto - Then and Now

May 2, 2015, 01:30 PM

Walk Leaders: Mike James, Brian Liberty

About This Walk

We begin at the Assembly Hall at 1 Colonel Samuel Smith Drive, at the foot of Kipling Ave. at Lake Shore Blvd West. We travel along the north side of Lake Shore to Fifth Street, passing the old Goodyear Plant along the way. From there we travel north to Birmingham St., stopping at the old Town Hall and at the Campbell Soup plant. From there we travel east to Dwight Ave, and then west along Birmingham to Kipling, after which we travel south to arrive back at the Assembly Hall. The early development of New Toronto, as Jane Fairburn notes in Along the Shore (2013), got a tremendous boost with the arrival of railway service in the late 1800s. Beginning on July 1, 1895, a radial railway ran from Toronto all the way to Etobicoke Creek. As a reliable and cheap form of transportation, the radial railway enabled working and middle-class people to find their way to Mimico, New Toronto, and Long Branch. What has happened in the years that followed? We can speak of a postwar era of industrial productivity and prosperity. Then came a period of deindustrialization and the attendant challenges. Now things are changing once again.

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Logo-col-borderCCFEW Planning Meeting

    Monday, May 11, 7:30 pm
    at LAMP, 185 Fifth Street 

Our monthly Planning Meetings are open for all to attend. This is where we discuss current issues, projects and priorities.


New Toronto CrestNew Toronto Historical Society

Winston Churchill and William Lyon Mackenzie King

Please join us at LAMP, 185 Fifth Street
 at 7 pm on Tuesday, May 26, 2015
for Terry Reardon's presentation on the unique and fascinating relationship between Churchill and King, Canada's longest serving Prime Minister. Terry's book has been the subject of interviews on radio and TVO's Agenda. Copies of Terry's book will be available at a discounted price of $25.00 including HST

The Assembly Hall

The Assembly Hall Events Listing

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For more events etc., you can check out information on Bird Walks, Meetings, and past publications.

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