The City of Etobicoke is Toronto’s
neighbour to the west and is in turn the neighbour of Mississauga to
the east. Starting at Lake Ontario, Etobicoke stretches north to
Steeles Avenue and north to the City of Vaughn. The actual area
of Etobicoke is quite large and is home to number of great
neighbourhoods. These neighbourhoods have great contrast in
terms of price and offer a little bit of everything for
everybody. Starting down near Lake Ontario, prospective renters
can find few smaller neighbourhoods that tend to be a little more
expensive depending on the neighbourhood’s proximity to the lake.
New Toronto, which is located in the
southern region of Etobicoke, is an interesting little community that
really has an old fashioned feel to it. This area contains a
wide range of prices and would be an excellent choice for a renter who
wants to be situated close to downtown Toronto and not have the
feeling of living downtown. As Etobicoke moves north away from
the lake the number of residential areas increases greatly. The
opportunity for a renter to find a spacious apartment that is
affordable and close to the city is very common. The areas of
Eatonville, Humber Valley Village and Centennial Park are home to a
great number of large apartment complexes. These areas offer
affordable housing while keeping downtown Toronto within a ten or
fifteen drive and are accessible by public transportation.
Running through the centre of Etobicoke
is the Highway 427, which is downtown Toronto’s main access to
Pearson International Airport. Highway 427 runs north/south and
at the south end of the highway it runs into a highway called the
Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW).
The area where these two highways meet
provides some of Toronto’s best shopping. Sherway Gardens is
another one of the Greater Toronto Areas great shopping malls.
As like with the other giant malls, Sherway has everything everybody
wants from a great number of stores to some excellent
restaurants. Located at the northern end of Etobicoke is the
Woodbine Centre. This is another giant large mall, which will
certainly have everything that you could not find at Sherway
Gardens. In addition to over 200 shops and services, the
Woodbine Centre also features an indoor amusement park called Fantasy
fair. Woodbine Centre is located at 500 Rexdale Blvd. and like
Sherway Gardens, it is open seven days a week.