Alderwood is a neighbourhood in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is in the western section of Toronto, formerly the city of Etobicoke. It is bounded by the Etobicoke Creek to the west, the Gardiner Expressway to the north, the CPR railway to the east and the CNR railway to the south.

Alderwood is named after Etobicoke, the municipality of which it originally was a part, which is a native word meaning ‘place where the alder trees grow’.

Alderwood is characterized by single family homes, many of which were constructed at the end of the second world war. Schools in the neighbourhood include École Sir Adam Beck Junior School and Lanor Junior Middle School. The neighbourhood was formerly served by a high school (Alderwood Collegiate Institute, later Father John Redmond Secondary School), but the school is vacant today. Another closed school, Franklin Horner Junior Middle School, is home to the Franklin Horner Community Centre.

Market update 2016 (Average price):         Condo Apt.            Condo Townhouse           Detached

                               First quarter :                      $                              $                                        $742,563

                                                 

 

                                       Neighborhood Ranking (assigning score out of 100)

Overall score 43.4

Schools score 1.4

Crime  score   66.2

Health & Environment 37.3

Transit 13.4

Employment 77.5

(Based on Toronto life Publishing Company)

Neighborhood Profile

(Based on Statistics Canada Census Dissemination Areas 2014)

Media age of Population : 41.14

Average Household Income  : $81,928

Share of Census Families with Children (%) : 43.24

Share of Population by Marital Status:

Married  42.11 %

Single  33.33 %

Share Population by Ethnic Origin:

European origins 54.56%

Other North American Origins 11.16%

Asian origins 21.97%

Share of occupied Dwellings by Tenure:

Owned  58.10%

Rented 41.90%

                                                                       Average  Price 2015:

                                          Browns Line West                                          Browns Line East

Att/Row/ Townhouse          $494,000                                                          —–    

Condo Apt                                —–                                                                 —–                                                              

Condo Townhouse                 —–                                                                 —–     

Detached                               $633,727                                                     $694,919

Link                                         ——                                                               —-

 Semi-Detached                   $604,250                                                     $650,776

 Schools :

Lanor Junior Middle School

Sir Adam Beck Junior School

Douglas Park Public School

St Ambrose Catholic Elementary School

Franklin Horner Public School