Etobicoke has the most “suburban” feel of Toronto’s major districts, but at the same time it is home to some of the city’s largest high-density residential and cultural nodes.
From Long Branch to Mimico, the string of neighborhoods along Lake Ontario offer peaceful and family-friendly living. Further east, Humber Bay is notable for its luxurious high-rise buildings and picturesque waterfront parks. Along Bloor Street, Islington-City Centre is home to modern condominums and a wide variety of shops and restaurants. The Kingsway area has long been known as one of Toronto’s most exclusive residential communities, with tree-lined streets and historic homes predominating here. From north to south, the Humber River Trail provides a convenient location for walking and cycling, while a number of other recreational areas are scattered throughout the community. Other popular destinations in Etobicoke include Pearson Airport, Centennial Park, both campuses of Humber College (one in the north that is shared with the University of Guelph, and one in the south along the lake), Woodbine Racetrack, several golf courses and a long list of parks easily accessible to all.
Transportation Options in Etobicoke
Line 2 Bloor Danforth runs through the district’s centre, and its terminus at Kipling Station offers connections to MiWay bus routes as well as express service to Pearson Airport. To the south, the #501 Queen streetcar provides direct access to Downtown Toronto and several vibrant West End neighborhoods. Three GO Transit rail lines serve the community. The Lakeshore East line runs in the south, with stations at Mimico and Long Branch. The Kitchener and Milton lines each have one stop in the community (at Kipling and Etobicoke North, respectively). In addition, the northern reaches of the district are slated to be served by the Finch West LRT upon its opening in 2023. For drivers, Highway 401, Highway 427 and the Gardiner Expressway are all conveniently located.