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.
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Here are some of the hotels, motels, campgrounds, and lodges/cottages to be found along the Trans Canada Highway:
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.
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.
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.
Free 24-hour shuttle service, unbeatable "stay, park and fly" rates. Breakfast Available ($), Airport Shuttle, Fitness Center, Pool, Meeting Room, Restaurant Onsite, Hot Tub
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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Here are some of the attractions, museums, historical sites, and sports activities to be found along the Trans Canada Highway:
Designed by the renowned Stanley Thompson and tucked into historical Islington Village and Mimico Creek valley, Islington Golf Club is a challenging 18-hole, par-72 golf course, featuring tree-lined, parkland-style golf holes, rolling terra
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John Molson, in 1786, founded Canada's most successful brewery in Montreal. No tours offered at this brewery
Royal Woodbine was very cunningly designed by Dr. Michael J. Hurdzan and plays 6,446 yards from the tips, winding its way up and down both sides of the Mimico Creek. Remarkably, water comes into play on all of its 18 championship holes! At
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