Community Profile: Etobicoke

Etobicoke is a beautiful suburban area to the west of Toronto proper. It is bordered on the east by the Humber River, on the north by Steeles Avenue West, on the west by the community of Mississauga and on the south by Lake Ontario. Etobicoke is divided into three primary neighbourhoods: “The Lakeshore” in the south, “Central Etobicoke,” and “Rexdale” in the north.

Etobicoke Demographics

Humber College’s two campuses are located in Etobicoke. Humber North Campus has an enrolment of around 77,000 full-time/part-time students and is home to the beautiful Humber Arboretum. Humber Lakeshore Campus has an enrolment of approximately 7,200 full-time students and consists of a beautiful mix of historic and modern buildings. Both campuses are surrounded by housing suitable for students and faculty. If you are looking to invest in the Etobicoke real estate market, the large population of students and faculty makes purchasing a single family home or multi-dwelling property near Humber College an attractive option.

A number of celebrities grew up in Etobicoke and many still do call it home. These people include NHL Hall of Famer and Toronto Maple Leafs President Brendan Shanahan, All-Star baseball player Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds, hip-hop artist Snow and comedic actor Dave Foley of The Kids in the Hall fame.

Etobicoke has the lowest population density of all the boroughs that make up the Greater Toronto Area. It has an estimated population of 347,948 which spans an area of 12,393 square kilometres. Currently, there are a number of single-family homes in development along with a few high-rise condominium buildings in the Lakeshore area.

Etobicoke is a great place to purchase an income property, as multi-unit dwellings can be rented out to students close to either Humber College campuses. There are number of corporate headquarters located in Etobicoke, including companies like Sunwing Airlines and Pizza Pizza. Investing in an income property close to these popular employment centres is sure to be lucrative, and it’s made even easier with our property management services.

Things to do in Etobicoke

There are plenty of things to see and do for people of all ages. There are many theatres, restaurants, and parks to spend your downtime visiting. Etobicoke has one major event that attracts visitors from all across the GTA: Toronto Ribfest. This event takes place in Centennial Park during the Canada Day weekend. It is a delicious tradition that will leave you full yet yearning for more. Over 100,000 people come to the festival to taste the mouth-watering ribs and to help crown the People’s Favourite Ribber.

Since Etobicoke is home to many families and students, sports play an important part in the residents’ day to day lives. Centennial Park is one of the most iconic parks in the city and even includes a ski slope and snowboard slope in the heart of the city. The park has many activities for Etobians looking to keep an active lifestyle, including soccer, basketball, football, and hiking.

The practice rink of the Toronto Maple Leafs is located in Etobicoke, at the beautiful new MasterCard Centre.

Whether you want to call Etobicoke your home or you would like to invest in property in this thriving Toronto community, Simplified Rentals can help. Contact us today to learn more about our property management services in Toronto.

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