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.