The North Etobicoke community prides itself on being known for its sports and recreation, as many of the hockey league players have come from here!
Etobicoke, pronounced “Etobi-co” is located in the northwestern part of the city. With the Humber River to the east, Steeles Ave West to the south, the Humber River along Dixon Road to Martin Grove to Eglinton Ave in the west. The land was originally once inhabited by different First Nations groups and the name “Etobicoke” comes from the word wah-do-be-kang meaning “place where the alders grow”. In the early 1900s, British settlers, many of whom were the Queen’s Rangers were given the land to help protect the new land of Upper Canada. After World War I, many of the Edwardian style homes were converted to single-family and multifamily homes. Over time, the area has seen an influx of new Canadians as North Etobicoke real estate was becoming more affordable.
Etobicoke has always been a neighbourhood of Toronto that prides itself on celebrating sport. With many sporting clubs in the area, such as tennis clubs, lacrosse clubs and yacht clubs, there is always something to do for the sports lover in the family. For the hockey fans, you can be proud as many professional hockey players have been known to come out of Etobicoke. There are distinct pockets of culture that buzzes with activity giving way to each having its own distinct character. Single-family homes residing along twisting winding roads that end in cul de sacs make this neighbourhood ideal for impromptu street hockey games. You must have a car to get around, as there is less access to public transit and longer wait times for the bus can be rather trying after a long day at work. However, you can find the residents enjoying James Gardens which is a beautiful park where many wedding shots are taken place with its overgrown trees, vast amounts of green space, natural ravines, bridges and excellent lookout spots.
Most of the population of North Etobicoke real estate consists of young families with the majority of them being new Canadians from all parts of the world. You can expect there to be a close-knit community within the residential pockets that are scattered in the area.
The Best Part
North Etobicoke real estate may be a good alternative to living just northwest of Toronto, not too far from the downtown core in a neighbourhood where the community is strong and inherently apparent.
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