Neighbourhood profile ‘Islington-City Centre West’

Written by: Lorena Magallanes
Posted on: November 25, 2014


Also known as the “Village of Murals”, Six Points or Etobicoke City Centre, Islington-City Centre West is the home of a bursting culture. It is situated south of Rathburn Road, west of Kipling Avenue, Mimico Creek, and Islington Avenue, north of the Gardiner Expressway, and east of Etobicoke Creek and Highway 427.

With their housing sector seeing a large increase in developments, this neighborhood will be seeing a lot of new faces in the years to come. Keeping up with the general trend around all of Toronto, condos are being built near the subway stops and they don’t seem to be slowing down. They’re also upgrading the old town homes and putting new developments on industrial lots in order to accommodate the surplus of interested Torontonians. What sets Islington-City is that they have large lot sizes – perfect for families to move into.

Another reason why this neighborhood is perfect for families is the variety of schools they have available. With Catholic, private and public options, each family no matter what their preference for their child’s education will have no trouble in finding a school fit for their children. Walking back from school will be an adventure every time since the neighborhood boasts about 456 restaurants, bars and coffee shops to choose from.

You wouldn’t know this neighborhood was so close to Downtown Toronto without looking at a map based on the fact that it still has an old world feel to it. The ‘Village of Murals’ has its name for a good reason. That reason is their 25 murals (and counting) spread around the whole neighborhood.

If you’re looking for an area that gives you the wholesomeness, the peace and the space that the suburbs give you without wanting to let go of the convenience and rapidity of downtown, this neighborhood is right for you. The transit system, which is rarely complained about, and the large lots with historic homes are the perfect mix of old and new.

If you’re interested in learning more about this neighborhood and the listings that are available, don’t hesitate to get into contact with me. I’m always more than happy to help Torontonians find their dream homes! Get in touch at (416) 995-4631 or @LorenaRomano

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