Etobicoke is a borough located on the western edge within the city of Toronto. It is bordered on the east by the Humber River, on the west by the Etobicoke Creek, Toronto Pearson Airport, and to the north by Steeles Avenue West. Etobicoke’s population is over 350,000 and a diversity of people from many countries. There are three distinct areas in Etobicoke including The Lakeshore, Central Etobicoke and to the north, Rexdale. It is primarily a suburban area with many shopping malls and cul-de-sac housing developments. Many highways are accessible within its borders including the 401, 427, 409, the Gardiner Expressway and the Queen Elizabeth Way. It is connected to Toronto by subway and buses.
There is no shortage of restaurants and fine dining establishments in Etobicoke. Although the night life isn’t as vibrant as downtown Toronto there are movie theatres, bars and several dance clubs. For those who enjoy the quieter side of life there are several parks to enjoy including Centennial Park and Humber Bay Park as well as a conservatory. Recreation includes golfing and sometimes taking a stroll down one of the beautifully tree-lined streets can be enjoyed. If you like hockey and want to take in a leaf practise the southern area of Etobicoke is home to the Master Card Centre, the official practise rink of the Toronto Maple Leafs.