33rd street, toronto, Ontario.
Nestled in a quiet residential neighbourhood in the town of Long Branch, this three storey walk-up is conveniently located minutes south of the Lakeshore Road, just west of Kipling Avenue, and a short walk to Humber College. In close proximity to Grocery, Schools and Restaurants, as well as the TTC, you will find almost every amenity is within walking distance from the building.
Before Long Branch became a village, it was the home to Loyalist Col. Sam Smith, who was one of the earliest settlers in Etobicoke. His cabin was located near Etobicoke Creek and survived into the 1950s. Col. Smith was granted a large tract of land for his service in the Queen’s Rifles in 1797. In 1883, a portion of this land was sold to a small group of financiers from Toronto. It was to be developed as a summer resort called ‘Sea Breeze Park’. In 1886, the site was acquired by Thomas Wilkie and his brother and it was renamed ‘Long Branch Park’, after the seaside summer resort area of Long Branch, New Jersey where Thomas had vacationed. In 1967, the Village of Long Branch along with the Towns of New Toronto and Mimico were amalgamated with the Township of Etobicoke to form the Borough of Etobicoke. The Borough became the City of Etobicoke in 1984, merging in 1998, with five other municipalities and the Metropolitan Toronto government to form the new City of Toronto.