Select A Etobicoke Neighbourhood
Etobicoke has the lowest population density of the former cities and boroughs that currently make up the city of Toronto and consists primarily of single-family dwellings, although several large multi-storey high-rise condominium developments have been built in south Etobicoke near the Humber River over the past few years. The central areas of Etobicoke are generally middle class. The central and northern areas of Etobicoke contain numerous high-density apartment complexes set in the middle of sizable, open fields and parks. The central/southern areas of Etobicoke, such as Markland Wood, The Kingsway, New Toronto, Mimico and Long Branch, consist of large green spaces, numerous parks, and main street shopping areas. Etobicoke has numerous public parks, notable among them is James Gardens on the banks of the Humber River. The park includes seasonal flowers, walkways, a rock garden, streams, and waterfalls.
Several major freeways like 427, 401, 407, 27 and QEW are routed through the area, making it ideal for automobile-based transportation. There are many bus routes that service Etobicoke frequently. Etobicoke is also home to three GO stations: Mimico, Etobicoke North and Long Branch. Etobicoke is still primarily suburban in development, with a lower population density than central Toronto, larger main streets, shopping malls and cul-de-sac housing developments. Etobicoke has several expressways within its borders, including the Queen Elizabeth Way, Gardiner Expressway, Ontario Highway 427, Ontario Highway 401 and Ontario Highway 409. Etobicoke is connected to the rest of Toronto by 4 stations of the Bloor-Danforth subway, which has its western terminus at Kipling Avenue and bus services west to Mississauga. Etobicoke has one post-secondary institution: Humber College, which has two campuses.