Etobicoke is bordered on the south by Lake Ontario, on the east by the Humber River, on the west by Etobicoke Creek, the city of Mississauga, and the Toronto Pearson International Airport (a small portion of the airport extends into Etobicoke), and on the north by Steeles Avenue West.
First settled in by Europeans in 1790s, the city gained its status in the 20th century but dissolved after amalgamation in 1998. With a population of almost 400,000, Etobicoke was named in 1795 by Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe. Disagreements of the borders between the Mississauga government and the Toronto Purchase of 1787 was finally settled between the Government of Canada and the Mississauga First Nation in 2010. Following the European settlers came the British from the Isles and Loyalists from the Thirteen Colonies. American settlers from the Queen’s Rangers also arrived. The township of Etobicoke was formally incorporated in 1850 with Mimico as a community in 1911. In 1954, Etobicoke Township officially became a part of the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto (Metro). The Borough of Etobicoke is now encompassed by the Village of Long Branch, the Town of New Toronto and Town of Mimico.
Toll route 407, Highway 401, 427, 27 and Gardiner Expressway
Toronto Transit Commission with buses, streetcars and a subway line extend into Etobicoke with 4 stations. The MiWay travels between Mississauga and Etobicoke. The GO Train System also house 4 stations in the region.
Centennial Park - Home to annual ribfest and much more
Humber Bay - Renowned urban park
St George Golf and Country Club - nationally ranked golf course
4 different school boards run Etobicoke with Catholic and French immersion institutions. The University of Guelph-Humber is also housed in Etobicoke with joint programs between the University of Guelph and Humber College.
Central business district located in the Islington City Center in Etobicoke with many major companies headquartered in the region. Construction has always been on the rise and steadily increasing throughout the year. Condos and homes along the waterfront of Humber Bay construction has boosted Etobicoke property values.
Real Estate (Etobicoke West Mall)
As of November 2019:
Average sold price: $607k
11% Increase yearly (from 2018-2019)
Average days on market: 18 days
Selling to listing price ratio: 101%