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.
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.
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.
Here are a featured SAMPLING of hotels, motels, long-term accommodation, vacation rentals, lodges and campgrounds. For a complete (and searchable listing) use the red SEARCH feature at right.
Here are some of the hotels, motels, campgrounds, and lodges/cottages to be found along the Trans Canada Highway:
Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre offers Toronto airport parking and a complimentary airport shuttle service, Swifttrans, located on-site providing 24-hour complimentary shuttle to and from Toronto Pearson International Airport.
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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AAA 3 diamonds, close to Square One Mall, the largest in Ontario, next to a breathtaking golf course, and walking distance from mini-Indy go-karting, picnic sites, mountain biking, tennis courts and fitness clubs
Free 24-hour shuttle service, unbeatable "stay, park and fly" rates. Breakfast Available ($), Airport Shuttle, Fitness Center, Pool, Meeting Room, Restaurant Onsite, Hot Tub
TransCanadaHighway.com has lots of hotels,mnotels, beds & breakfast, long-term accommoodtion, and comprgrounds to choose form in and around Etobicoke.
Here are some of the attractions, museums, historical sites, and sports activities to be found along the Trans Canada Highway:
Unlike other rental car companies, Enterprise focuses on neighborhood markets. We specialize in renting to people who need a temporary replacement car or a vehicle for a special occasion.
Large indoor paintball field with artificial turf & inflatable bunkers, plus a pro shop.
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.
27 hole executive style, easy-walking, and fully irrigated golf course with both championship tees and regular tees. Within the city limits!
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.
TransCanadaHighway.com has lots of attractions, festivals, tours, and things to see & do in and around Etobicoke.
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