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Lakeshore Condos alongside Humber Bay Park

Etobicoke is strategically located in the centre of Canada's major consumer and industrial market, the "Golden Horseshoe" of Ontario. It sits on the western edge of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), only 90 minutes from the U.S. border.

One of the first grants in 1795, was to Samuel Bois Smith, a captain in the Queen's Rangers, received a grant of 1530 acres, from Kipling Avenue to Etobicoke Creek, extending north to Bloor Street. By 1805, 84 people lived in Etobicoke, and in 1806 a grist and lumber mills was built on the Humber River, just south of Dundas Street, and in 1816 the Dundas Street Bridge was built. In the early 1840s, Montgomery's Inn was built as a stop on the colonial coach road between Toronto and Hamilton.

Montgomery Inn

Formed in 1967, when Etobicoke was merged with Long Branch, New Toronto and Mimico, to become a borough in Metropolitan Toronto, and in 1984 was incorporated as a city.

In 1998, six municipalities merged to form an amalgamated City of Toronto. Etobicoke had a population of 341,000 residents (2006 census) and is nestled between the Humber River and Etobicoke Creek and is the gateway to Toronto's Pearson International Airport.

Etobicoke has excellent access to transit with service by the Toronto Transit Commission, GoTrain rail and bus service. For drivers, the community has excellent highway access to the QEW in the south, the 401 in the north, with Highway 427 connecting the two, as well as Pearson International Airport.

Pond at Eglinton Flats

Approximately half the community's 18,000 businesses are in the manufacturing, product distribution or corporate sectors. Etobicoke ranks as the fourth largest head office centre in the country. The strongest business sectors in Etobicoke are pharmaceuticals, electronics, computer, chemical and transportation (automotive) parts and equipment.

The community has excellent recreational facilities and parks, including Centennial Park (with ski hill, among numerous other facilities), and access to recreational pathways along both the Humber River and along Etobicoke Creek. The community has two campuses of Humber College, and numerous cultural facilities. The various business districts around Etobicoke sponsor a rich variety of fetivals around the year.

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Etobicoke AccommodationsQuality Hotel & Suites Toronto Airport East

Just minutes from four major Toronto highways, we are truly on the crossroads of the city. FREE overnight parking and Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service when staying with us.

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Etobicoke AccommodationsBEST WESTERN PLUS Toronto Airport Hotel

Free 24-hour shuttle service, unbeatable "stay, park and fly" rates. Breakfast Available ($), Airport Shuttle, Fitness Center, Pool, Meeting Room, Restaurant Onsite, Hot Tub

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Etobicoke AccommodationsCrowne Plaza Toronto Airport

The Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport hotel is perfect for business and leisure travellers alike. We are opportunely located only two km from Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and offer a 24-hour airport shuttle for your convenience

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Etobicoke AccommodationsThe Old Mill Inn & Spa

Adjacent to Old Mill meeting and conference facility. This exclusive Toronto Boutique Inn incorporates 60 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, together with a pampering Spa.

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Etobicoke AccommodationsStay Inn Suites

Find out why Stay Inn Suites has everything you need when visitng the great city of Toronto. With free Wifi and the location minutes away from the airport you'll fall in love with our hotel. Call us today or visit our website for a booking.

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Etobicoke Travel & AttractionsCentennial Park Golf Centre

27 hole executive style, easy-walking, and fully irrigated golf course with both championship tees and regular tees. Within the city limits!

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Etobicoke Travel & AttractionsCool Beer Brewing Company

Cool Beer Brewing Company was founded in 1997 to brew only the highest quality beer, made with the best ingredients, using absolutely no preservatives, additives or chemicals.

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Etobicoke Travel & AttractionsBig Rock Brewery

Established in 1999, as one of Ontario's original craft breweries, Black Oak Brewing helped revolutionize the craft beer industry. We hold to our traditions and continue to brew top quality, award winning beer using only the freshest ingredients.

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Etobicoke Travel & AttractionsRoyal York Subway Station (TTC)

This station of the TTC Bloor-Danforth Subway Line serves the reswidential communities along Royal York Road, the Park Lawn Cemetary, and parklands along the Humber River

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Etobicoke Travel & AttractionsNational Car and Truck Rental

National Car Rental operates in over 3,000 locations, and operates over 275,000 quality vehicles that serve over 15 million business & leisure travelers annually.

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