21 Facts About Etobicoke


Etobicoke is an administrative district of, and one of six municipalities amalgamated into, the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Etobicoke is bordered on the south by Lake Ontario, on the east by the Humber River, on the west by Etobicoke Creek, the city of Mississauga, and the Toronto Pearson International Airport, and on the north by Steeles Avenue West.

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Etobicoke is the western terminus of Line 2 Bloor-Danforth of the Toronto subway and served by four suburban rail stations of GO Transit.

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Humber College is in Etobicoke, encompassing two campuses, one of which is home to the University of Guelph-Humber.

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Name "Etobicoke" derives from the Mississauga word wah-do-be-kang, meaning "place where the alders grow".

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In 1954, Etobicoke Township became a part of the newly formed regional government, the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto .

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Etobicoke has the lowest population density of the former cities and boroughs comprising the city of Toronto.

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The central and northern areas of Etobicoke have many high-density apartment complexes set in the middle of sizable, open fields and parks.

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Etobicoke has Centennial Park, a large recreational park, and Colonel Samuel Smith Park and Humber Bay Park on the lakeshore.

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Etobicoke is generally divided into three large areas roughly corresponding to its political ridings.

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Central Etobicoke includes Etobicoke's most exclusive neighbourhoods, with fine housing stock and many large treed properties.

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Construction industry in Etobicoke has been booming, with many new condominium towers developed along the waterfront near Humber Bay and along Bloor street.

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Etobicoke is home to a rib fest held every year on Canada Day long weekend at Centennial Park.

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The University of Guelph-Humber is another post-secondary institution in Etobicoke that is jointly operated by Humber College, and the University of Guelph, based in Guelph, Ontario.

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At its peak, Etobicoke operated 14 collegiates and 4 vocational schools in 1980.

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Etobicoke has a wide range of indoor and outdoor sporting leagues including baseball, soccer, football, ice hockey, and ringette.

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Southern Etobicoke is home to the Ford Performance Centre, the home arena for the Toronto Furies, and the practice rink of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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Etobicoke is the hometown of Major League Baseball star Joey Votto as well as National Hockey League stars P K Subban, Connor Brown, brothers Brendan and Reilly Smith, and National Hockey League Hall of Famer Brendan Shanahan.

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Etobicoke's Centennial Park is a large green space in west Toronto wh8ch is a venue for soccer, basketball, skiing, ice hockey, rugby, hiking, track and field.

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Former transit expansion plans in Etobicoke, including the Eglinton West subway and the extension of Line 2 from Kipling to Square One Bus Terminal in Mississauga, were cancelled by previous provincial governments.

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Etobicoke is home to four GO stations: Etobicoke North station on the Kitchener line, Kipling station on the Milton line, as well as Long Branch and Mimico stations on the Lakeshore West line.

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