In the top Northwest corner of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and on the cusp of the city of Mississauga sits the community of Etobicoke – home to some of the best amenities and recreational lands. Etobicoke today is a multicultural community of approximately 350,000 people living in suburban neighborhoods. It is also a commuters paradise as it is located within a 15 minutes drive of Toronto’s downtown core and Highway 401, 427, The Gardiner Expressway and Queen Elizabeth Way. Pearson International Airport also calls a part of Etobicoke home so getting anywhere in the world is most certainly feasible for residents of this GTA community.
Etobicoke was first inhabited by First Nations before being settled by Europeans in the late 1790’s and the area today is home to a vast number of amenities including Humber College and Etobicoke General Hospital. Throughout this vast landscape little neighborhoods like Mimico, Long Branch and Rexdale make up different parts of the Etobicoke cityscape with each area having all sorts of fun and interesting things to do.
A fabulous amenity for Etobicoke residents is Centennial Park. This over 5250-acre parkland has numerous options for outdoor enthusiasts and sports lovers. The ski chalet and trails are an unrivaled venue to learn this alpine pastime. Soccer, rugby and cricket pitches as well as parks, trails and picnic areas make Centennial Park a year-round favourite. The grounds also house an arena, 400-metre track, eight lane pool and a 2,200 seat stadium! One of the GTA’s busiest parks, Centennial Park is often used by plenty of city of Mississauga residents who live right next door!
Etobicoke is a great option for those wanting to be close to downtown Toronto, but still enjoy the conveniences of surburban life. With many great restaurants, shopping options and more, as well as a convenient location, Etobicoke is a great place to live!