North of Long Branch is the Canadian National Railway main line; to the south is Lake Ontario. 23rd Street is to the east, while 42nd Street is to the west.
Long Branch has one of the lowest populations in the GTA with a high number of working age people (48%) and pre-retirement people (14%), and a low number of families with children, youth, and seniors. Top non-official languages spoken here are Polish and Spanish and residents’ top ethnic origins are English, Irish, Scottish, and Polish. Residents have a median after-tax household income of $47,680, slightly low compared to Toronto’s $52,149. The total major crime incidents rate is 191 crimes per 10,000 people per year.
The Long Branch neighbourhood has a very high number of low-rise apartments (37%), single-detached houses (33%), and duplexes (5%) compared to City of Toronto. It also has a very low number of high-rise apartments, semi-detached houses, and row houses. Home prices in this neighbourhood are an average of $459,088, low compared to the City of Toronto average of $600,000. This neighbourhood has calm streets, ideal for relaxing walks.
Enjoy shopping at nearby malls, Dixie Outlet Mall and Sherway Gardens, located 4 km and 5 km away. No Frills is the nearest grocery store, and Walmart is 5 km away for convenient pick-ups. You’ll enjoy nearby parks such as Laburnham Park, Long Branch Park, Birch Park, Long Branch Park and Cenotaph, Skeens Lane Parkette, 38th Street Park, Maurice J. Breen Park, Municipal Park, 28th Street Park, 25th Street Parkette, and 23rd Street Parkette. Mississauga Hospital is the closest hospital, about 10 km away from this neighbourhood. Long Branch Library is the closest library and Gus Ryder Pool & Health Club affords the closest swimming pool.
The Gardinery Expressway-Queen Elizabeth Way is the nearest highway, while HWY 427 is 5 km away from Long Branch. Residents and visitors can grab the subway at Kipling Station, 7 km away, or take the GO from GO Long Branch, within the neighbourhood.
Landmarks in Long Branch Etobicoke
The major landmarks of the neighbourhood include Long Branch GO Station and Long Branch Public Library.
Schools and Childcare in Long Branch Etobicoke
Neighbourhood elementary schools are James S. Bell Junior Middle Spots and Wellness Academy, St. Josaphat Catholic School, and Christ the King Catholic School. Childcare centres in the area are PLASP – James S. Bell School, Vincent Massey Day Care and Nursery School, and Thomas Berry Early Learning and Child Care Centre.