Feel Good About Where You Live: Etobicoke
September 25, 2018
Author: Park Property Management
Do you live in Etobicoke, or are you considering making this area in western Toronto your new home?
Park Property Management believes you should feel good about where you live.
We want to help you get to know Etobicoke, Ontario. Check out the links and information below to find out what this great area has to offer you!
Etobicoke has a rich history and some beautiful landscapes!
Etobicoke became a city in 1983, and was later amalgamated with several other metro Toronto cities in 1998 to form the City of Toronto. Etobicoke has a diverse population of approximately 366,000. This district of Toronto features large open green spaces, great shopping, excellent transportation, and a growing employment rate.
Historic architecture meets beautiful greenery in Etobicoke.
Etobicoke consists of three main neighbourhoods: The Lakeshore, Central Etobicoke, and North Etobicoke. This area's natural beauty is epitomized in the Humber Arboretum, located along the Humber River, and Centennial Park, an extensive green space with a beautiful conservatory along with numerous nature trails and other amenities.
Etobicoke offers a variety of transportation options, including bus and subway routes, and easy access to major highways.
Within Etobicoke you'll find highways 427, 401, 407, 27, and the QEW. Grab a ride on the TTC or MiWay bus services, or take the subway at Kipling or Islington station. There are also four GO Stations throughout Etobicoke.
Other forms of transportation include:
With more of a small-town feel despite being a short ride away from the big city, Etobicoke has a great sense of community!
Etobicoke has an incredible 23 community centres.
Recreational arenas in the city include:
- Etobicoke Olympium
- Long Branch Arena
- Mimico Arena
- Central Arena
- Albion Arena
- Pine Point Arena
- Centennial Park Arena
- MasterCard Centre
Do you need to see a doctor, STAT?!
Here's a comprehensive list of health service resources in Etobicoke.
The Etobicoke General Hospital is the main hospital in Etobicoke. It's also a first responder for any medical emergencies at the Toronto Pearson International Airport. The hospital is currently under renovations, with expansions in the works including a new patient tower, and environmentally friendly installations such as a "green" roof. While the construction will be complete in early 2019, the hospital recently opened the doors to its new Etobicoke Wellness Centre, which houses many of the doctor and clinical offices previously located in the hospital's medical building.
Looking for a little retail therapy? Etobicoke has so much to offer any type of shopper!
Smaller malls throughout the area include:
Q: What is there to do in Etobicoke? A: Lots!
Explore New Cultures
The annual Etobicoke Lakeshore Culture Days is held every September. Enjoy a weekend of free hands-on art projects and activities, which are designed to encourage participants to explore and learn about a variety of arts and cultures.
Head to Pumpkinfest, part of Halloween in The Kingsway, this October! This annual event is held on October 28th this year on Jackson Avenue & Bloor Street West. Dress up, decorate a pumpkin, and try your luck at the raffles being held. Kids will love the face painting, crafts, and sweet treats!
Take a Walk
We're not kidding when we say that Etobicoke has some of the prettiest natural spaces in the GTA. Walk along the water on the Etobicoke Creek Trail, or explore the Humber River Recreational Trail on foot or by bike.
Did you know...
The Toronto Maple Leafs Practice in Etobicoke?
It's true, the team practices in the MasterCard centre for Hockey Excellence on Kipling Avenue! This location is also home to the Leafs Hockey Camp and weekly skates.
There is a magnificent Hindu temple hidden in Etobicoke?
There is! The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir temple is hidden away on Claireville Drive in the industrial area between Finch Avenue West and Albion Road. This beautiful temple is open to the public daily with free admission and free parking.