Welcome to Etobicoke….
Waterfront Suburban Living, Big City Amenities 

Etobicoke Quick Facts 

Nestled on the shore of Lake Ontario, bordered by the Humber River to the east and Etobicoke Creek and the City of Mississauga to the west, Etobicoke is a vibrant, waterfront community surrounded by parks and green spaces, with winding waterfront trails, charming cultural neighbourhoods and an atmosphere that is both tranquil and excitingly cosmopolitan at the same time. Etobicoke residents enjoy the extraordinary benefit of living in a beautiful, waterfront suburban community with all of the world-class amenities of the City of Toronto at their doorstep. With all the things to do, see and enjoy in Etobicoke, it is truly one of the city’s most dynamic communities.

Buying a Home in Etobicoke 

Surrounded by parks and green spaces, along the rivers or overlooking the shores of Lake Ontario, homes in Etobicoke include a variety of detached and semi-detached homes, townhome and condo options. Whether you are looking for carefree lakeside living, surrounded by large green spaces and shopping with established row houses and newer high-rise condos or a more centrally located larger detached home in an exclusive neighbourhood on a large treed lot, Etobicoke has it all!

Living in Etobicoke

Etobicoke is home to a thriving, multicultural community, celebrating the values, traditions and festivals of people from all over the world. A picturesque community offering family-oriented neighbourhoods, boutique style shopping, quaint restaurants and cafes, an abundance of green space and parkland and convenient access to TTC and GO Transit, making Etobicoke a great downtown alternative!  

Schools and Education in Etobicoke 

Etobicoke offers a wide array of educational options from Public to Catholic and Private Schools to serve the needs of Etobicoke youths.     

Public English Schools in Etobicoke are overseen by the Toronto District School Board. 
Public Elementary Schools include: Brian W. Fleming Public School, Swansea Junior and Senior Public School; Middlewood Junior School; Broadacres Junior Public School, Lambton Kingsway Junior Middle School, Eatonville Junior School, Rosethorn Junior School.     

High Schools include: Central Etobicoke High School; Etobicoke Collegiate Institute, 1928; Kipling Collegiate Institute; Lakeshore Collegiate Institute; Martingrove Collegiate Institute; North Albion Collegiate Institute; Richview Collegiate Institute, Silverthorn Collegiate Institute; Thistletown Collegiate Institute; West Humber Collegiate Institute, Etobicoke School of the Arts, Scarlett Heights Entrepreneurial Academy and the School of Experiential Education

Public Anglophone Catholic Schools are overseen by the Toronto Catholic District School Board
Public Anglophone Catholic Schools include Michael Power/St. Joseph; Bishop Allen Academy; Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School Father John Redmond; Father Henry Carr; Holy Child; Our Lady of Sorrows Elementary School; Nativity of Our Lord Elementary School; Father Serra Catholic School; and Monsignor Percy Johnson Catholic Secondary School.

Other schools include: Humberwood Downs J.M.A.; West Humber Junior; Smithfield; Elmbank; Humbercrest; Mississauga Private School. West Glen Junior School, 

The Conseil Scolaire Viamonde operates public Francophone schools, and the Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sudoperates Catholic Francophone schools. 

Etobicoke is also home to prestigious Humber College.  

Getting Around in Etobicoke

Several major highways, Hwy. 427, 401, 407 and the QEW are routed through the area, connecting residents quickly and easily to any destination in the city and beyond. Rapid-transit lines connect Etobicoke to downtown Toronto to the east and Hamilton to the west with bus routes into Mississauga. Pearson International Airport is located on the western border of Etobicoke, providing quick and easy access. An LRT line planned for the north end of Etobicoke along Finch Avenue will connect to the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line.

Etobicoke’s Rich History 

Etobicoke was originally settled by the British. Early settlers included many of the Queen's Rangers, who were given land to help protect the new capital of Upper Canada. 

The township of Etobicoke was incorporated on January 1, 1850. In 1954, Etobicoke Township became a part of the newly formed regional government, the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto.  In 1967, the township of Etobicoke was merged with three small lakeside municipalities — the Village of Long Branch, the Town of New Toronto, and the Town of Mimico to form the Borough of Etobicoke. The borough was reincorporated as a city in 1984. In 1998, six local municipalities including Etobicoke and the Metropolitan Toronto government merged to form the amalgamated city of Toronto. 

Today, Etobicoke is a thriving, beautiful, lakeside suburban community offering an exceptional lifestyle just minutes away from downtown Toronto.   

Shopping and Amenities in Etobicoke

Etobicoke main street boutique shops and restaurants are complemented by fantastic Sherway Gardens Mall and easy access to unparalleled shopping in downtown Toronto, putting the best of shopping, dining and entertainment within easy reach.  

Entertainment and Attractions in Etobicoke

There is much to see, do and experience in Etobicoke!  

For the sports enthusiast, Etobicoke offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor sporting leagues including baseball, soccer, football, hockey and ringette. Etobicoke is also home to Centennial Park, offering a wide range of sporting and outdoor activities including soccer, basketball, skiing, hockey, golf, baseball, hiking, track and field and rugby. 

For the boating enthusiast, there are a host of amenities, including the Humber College Sailing School, Mimico Cruising Club and Etobicoke Yacht Club. 

Have a fun weekend outing with friends and family at the Etobicoke Waterfront. Relax and enjoy word-class dining at its many trendy cafés and restaurants. 

Check out the exciting shows at nearby Exhibition Place featuring The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and The Toronto International Boat Show. 

Spend the day at one of Etobicoke’s many public and private golf courses, including the renowned St. George's Golf and Country Club, ranked the 3rd best in Canada.  

For more information on the City of Etobicoke, please visit the following websites:
· Toronto District School Board: http://www.tdsb.on.ca/findyour/school.aspx
· Peel-Dufferin Catholic District School Board: http://www.dpcdsb.org/cec
· Etobicoke Business Network: http://www.etobicokebusinessnetwork.com/ 
· Etobicoke Entertainment: http://365etobicoke.com/category/entertainment/
· Etobicoke Community News: http://www.insidetoronto.com/etobicoke-toronto-on
· Etobicoke Weather: http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/canada/ontario/etobicoke
· Etobicoke BlogTO: http://www.blogto.com/etobicoke
· Etobicoke General Hospital:  http://www.williamoslerhs.ca/about-osler/osler%27s-facilities/etobicoke-general-hospital 
· Etobicoke Transit: http://findtheway.ca/en/details.aspx?Community=Etobicoke

The information contained herein is accurate at time of printing and is copyright Bruce Witchel 2015.
For further information on real estate matters, please contact Bruce at 416-WITCHEL 416-948-2435 or by email at Bruce @ BruceWitchel.com.

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