Etobicoke is generally divided into three large areas that correspond to three political ridings:
1. Lakeshore – Is comprised of three former municipalities that were established during the first half of the twentieth century: Long Branch, Mimico and New Toronto and then eventually Alderwood joined this area. Alderwood was originally a suburb of New Toronto. Generally speaking the homes in “Lakeshore” has a good mix of long standing residents who have lived there for up to 50 years and young professionals starting families. Lakeshore is a great area to invest in as there are many homes being torn down and rebuilt and just as many being “topped up”.
2. Central Etobicoke – Is a vast area that includes many communities, which I have listed below) and includes Etobicoke’s most exclusive neighbourhoods. Most of the homes are single family dwellings on large treed lots and wide streets. Central Etobicoke for the most part is a great place to live with a pretty peaceful lifestyle.
3. North Etobicoke – This community grew out of two formerly private roads, Albion Road and Rexdale Blvd). These roads were originally constructed across farms in North Etobicoke to be used as a shortcut for people travelling to modern Brampton. North Etobicoke is now comprised of single family homes as well as many apartment buildings.
Why we like it:
Etobicoke is a great place to live if you are raising a family or appreciate a quieter lifestyle all the while having very easy accessibility to the downtown core. Driving around you’ll notice the homes are set back further from the road and the lots themselves are wider, usually 50 feet across. There isn’t much traffic congestion and there is a big absence of sirens and police cars racing by. There is great pride of homeownership and you’ll notice that there always seems to be a renovation of one sort or another happening.