Etobicoke is a former municipality within western Toronto, Ontario. Settled by European immigriants in the 1790's, the municiplaity later in the 20th centry grew into city status. Etobicoke's boarders are as followed - South to Lake Ontario, east by the Humber River, west to Etobicoke Creek and north to Steeles Ave W.
The municiplaity is very divers as Toronto, with people from all over the world. It is primarily suburban with many cul-de-sac housing developments, shopping plazas and malls. Within Etobicoke there is easy asscess ro th QEW, Gardiner Expressway, Highway 427, 401 and 409.
There are three large areas in Etobicoke with consist of multiple neighbourhoods.
"The Lakeshore” is sought after with very desirable areas including: Mimico, Long Branch, Humber Bay, New Toronto etc. With schools like Humber College-Lakeshore Campus, Etobicoke School of The Arts, Etobicoke Collegiate and Lakeshore Collegiate as well as walk trails, it makes for one of Toronto’s most desirable areas to live in. Buy or rent along the lake and enjoy BEAUTIFUL lake views.
"Central Etobicoke" is one of the oldest communities in Etocbicoke. Old communities including Princess-Rosethorn, Eringate-Centennial-West Deane and Eatonville have fine housing and many large treed properties. Parrallel to Highway 427 is the East and West Mall with a mix of bungalows, hi-rise rentals and townhomes - like the desirable One Valhalla Towns and Condos.
"Rexdale" formed around Albion Road and Rexdale Blvd. is named after a development from the 1950's and is parth of northern Etobicoke. First developed as an urban area, Rexdale now consists of many apartment buildings and a large 'skyway' industrial park.
Etobicoke is a terrific area and great alternative to be in for nature lovers and those who enjoy the big city but still want the suburban lifestyle.