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21 Facts About Etobicoke
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 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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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'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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