Toronto is one of the most popular cities to live in across the world and is the pride of Canada. Etobicoke is one administrative district that has witnessed a rise in popularity and is now considered a rapidly growing residential hub in Toronto. Located in western Toronto, the area was brought under the City of Toronto in the year 1998. Lake Ontario borders the pristine locality along with the Etobicoke Creek, River Humber and Mississauga. The Toronto Pearson International Airport is also located in close proximity to the locality.
The population density here is much lower than central Toronto as per reports. There are several new housing developments coming up here like Valhalla Town Square, which are already popular with families and new residents. There are bigger streets and several shopping malls along with major expressways nearby such as the Gardiner Expressway, Queen Elizabeth Way, Ontario Highway 401, Ontario Highway 427 and Ontario Highway 409. Etobicoke is well linked to other parts of Toronto through the Bloor-Danforth subway network’s four stations and there are four GOstations connecting it to other areas in Toronto as well.
The Humber College has two campuses here in Etobicoke as well. Great connectivity is a major factor that is spurring residential real estate growth in Etobicoke. The availability of ready social infrastructure is another plus point. There are several reputed educational institutions here such as the Central Etobicoke High School, Kipling Collegiate Institute, Richview Collegiate Institute, New Toronto Secondary School, Lakeshore Collegiate Institute, Etobicoke School of the Arts, School of Experiential Education and Scarlett Heights Entrepreneurial Academy. There are other institutions like the Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School, Father Serra Catholic School and Holy Child Catholic School.
Major companies like Sunwing Airlines and Pizza Pizza are headquartered in Etobicoke. The area has a thriving construction industry and several new residential towers and condominiums are already being built in several areas including Bloor Street and along the Humber Bay waterfront. The film and television industry is also flourishing in the area. There are several sports leagues and activities that are hugely popular in Etobicoke including football, soccer, baseball, hockey and ringette. The Centennial Park is one of Toronto’s biggest green spaces and offers an excellent place to pursue basketball, hockey, skiing, track and field, rugby and hiking.
There are several four and six lane roads running through Etobicoke and there are several overpasses as well. The western terminus of the subway network is located at Dundas Street and Kipling Avenue. The bus routes that venture into Mississauga can be availed from Islington Station. The proposed LRT line will also boost overall connectivity in the future. All in all, Etobicoke promises to be a great place to invest in a new home.