Etobicoke is a district in the western part of Toronto. Despite having a strong industrial base (many Canadian companies have their headquarters here), Etobicoke has primarily a suburban feel to it. Residential development in this neighbourhood of Toronto mainly comprised of single family homes until recently. Many condos have made progress due to the large expanse of industrial lands near the expressways. Etobicoke still has a very low population density as compared with other districts of Toronto.
Of late, many new condo developments have started to take shape in the waterfront area. Due to the rapid growth of the economy of this neighbourhood which has created a strong demand from families coming here in search of employment. Etobicoke is also a studio leader for film and television industry professionals.
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Being an industrial hub, Etobicoke has all modern amenities that you need for a modern and comfortable living. You will find great schools, world class hospitals, lots of shops and restaurants, and boutique hotels in Etobicoke. For fun and recreation of the whole family, Etobicoke has several parks and trails. The most popular of these parks is James Gardens where one finds a rock garden, waterfalls, streams, and many trails. Other important parks in Etobicoke are Humber Bay Park, Colonel Samuel Smith Park, and Centennial Park. There are many areas in central and southern parts of Etobicoke where streets are lined with shops on both sides.
Etobicoke is a huge district spread over an area of 124 sq km. However, getting around inside the district has been made easy as many expressways like QEW, 27, 401, 407, and 427 passes through various parts of Etobicoke. In addition to 4 lanes and 6-way streets laid out in a grid system, there are also many overpasses and intersections for the convenience of the people. In addition to own cars, people rely mostly on the bus services and train service that has many stations in the district.
The Area features all forms of Rail Transit, TTC Subway, Streetcar and GO Train.
Etobicoke has a very interesting history. The area was mostly farmland and empty field until post World War II. With time, Etobicoke, especially it’s beautiful lakeshore became home to several communities, supported by factories and businesses that started to open. The township of Etobicoke was incorporated on January 1, 1850 and finally In 1998, Etobicoke was officially merged into the city of Toronto.
Now Etobicoke is one of the most popular and desired neighbourhoods in the Greater Toronto Area. The ease of access to highways and public transit that can take you to all parts of Toronto and suburbs, airport, downtown business core as well as countless of nearby parks, ravines and, of course, the beautiful lakeshore, make this part of the city one of the best to live and invest in.