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The administrative district of Etobicoke was previously a municipality within the western part of Toronto, Ontario. It is bordered by Lake Ontario on the south, the Humber River on the east, Toronto Pearson International Airport, the city of Mississauga, and Etobicoke Creek on the west, and Steeles Avenue West on the north.
History of Etobicoke
The first Europeans settled in Etobicoke in the 1790s, but the municipality did not achieve city status until the 20th century. A few independent villages and towns came up within the Etobicoke region, but were later absorbed into Etobicoke during the Metro Toronto era. In 1998, Etobicoke was dissolved and amalgamated into the city of Toronto together with a few other Metro Toronto municipalities.
Living in Etobicoke
The district of Etobicoke has a very diverse population of about 348,000, with people from all parts of the world. According to the 2011 National Household Survey, 58.7 percent of the population is Caucasian; 13.6 percent South Asian; 10,5 percent Black; 3.0 percent Latin American; 3.0 percent Filipino; 2.2 percent Chinese; 1.4 percent Korean; 1.3 percent Southeast Asian; 1.3 percent West Asian; 1.2 percent Arab; and 3.8 percent others.
Actually, 46.9 percent of the population comprises immigrants, with 37.2 percent of North Etobicoke’s population originating from South Asia, which is the highest immigrant percentage in Toronto. This is despite Etobicoke having the least population density of the former cities and boroughs that were amalgamated in the city of Toronto. This is largely because of the vastness of industrial lands along the expressways.
Residential development in Etobicoke comprises mostly single-family houses, though there are some large multi-storey high-rise condominium developments in south Etobicoke close to the Humber River. The central areas are mostly middle class, and together with the northern areas, contain lots of high-density apartment complexes placed at the centre of large parks and open fields.
The central and southern areas including New Toronto, Long Branch, The Kingsway, Mimico, and Markland Wood comprise numerous parks, huge green spaces, and main street shopping areas, which have attracted many wealthy individuals and families, with most occupants having a household income of over C$100,000 per year – as of 2001.
Etobicoke is largely a suburban district, with larger main streets, cul-de-sac housing developments, and shopping malls, but a lower population than central Toronto. It has great accessibility due to the multiple expressways within its borders, including Ontario Highway 427, Gardiner Expressway, Ontario Highway 401, Queen Elizabeth Way, and Ontario 409. Residents can access the rest of Toronto via the four stations of the Bloor-Danforth Subway.
Business in Etobicoke
Some large corporations have their headquarters in Etobicoke including the Humberview Group, Sunwing Airlines, and Pizza Pizza. The district also hosts a rib fest at the Centennial Park every year on the Canada Day long weekend, which is filled with food, music, and midway.
Etobicoke’s construction industry has also been booming, with lots of new enterprises and housings, such as condominium towers coming up along the waterfront near Humber Bay, as well as along Bloor street. For all your roofing needs in Etobicoke, please get in touch with our professional and highly experienced team at Empire Roofing.