In Etobicoke there are several key retail districts, where you can find pretty well anything you’re looking for:
The shopping corridor along Rexdale Boulevard has an interesting mix of retail stores, a big box store, car dealerships, a bowling alley and some offices. Head north on Kipling Avenue, and you’ll enjoy several fast food franchise restaurants and two community shopping plazas.
Albion Rd on both sides of Islington Ave
This unique shopping district has a mix of retail shops that specialize in gold jewellery, clothing & textiles, salons, and grocery stores, as well as a mix of restaurants from South Asia and the West Indies.
Village of Islington
Dundas Street between Islington and Kipling Avenues
The Village of Islington BIA was created in 1986 and includes 200 shops, restaurants and services along tree-lined streets with colourful plantings, wide brick-bordered sidewalks and beautiful murals. The area is home to myriad, interesting and ethnically diverse restaurants, shops and services. Most of the shopping here is a number of home furnishing/design and landscaping shops, hobby and craft stores, an antique store and an art gallery, many in small strip malls, and in the larger Kingsway Mills outdoor shopping plaza. Excellent transit access, with service from two subway stops on the Bloor line.
Kingsway Village / The Kingsway
Bloor Street West, from Prince Edward Drive in the east to Montgomery Road
This village-themed shopping district, with black painted cast-iron street lamps & flower gardens, and the center median with flag poles adorned with Canadian flags and Kingsway Village flags. There are a mix of specialty shops, chain stores, fabulous restaurants, a sprinkling of pubs and professional/ medical services. The area is a magnet during the Taste of the Kingsway Festival, during the second weekend in September. Originally, the Kingsway Business Men’s Association in 1949, it became a BIA in the Borough of Etobicoke in 1973.
Mimico & Mimico Village
Lake Shore Boulevard and Royal York Road
This quaint neighbourhood has shops and services caters to the local community. These shopping areas feature an excellent variety of small locally owned stores and restaurants. The area hosts events such as our Annual “Tulip Tuesday” Tulip Festival at the end of May. The event also includes music, entertainment, food, and activities for all to enjoy this annual tradition. Sobey’s is just two minutes away. And for large malls, Sherway Gardens, Dixie Mall and Cloverdale Mall are just a short drive away
Lakeshore Village (New Toronto)
Lakeshore Blvd. from Twelfth Street to the west and Dwight Avenue to the east
There are over one hundred and fifty businesses including an assortment of businesses, restaurants, shops and services that cater to the local community. This area was formerly known as New Toronto, and had a BIA incorporated in 1948. In 1982 the BIA changed its name to the Lakeshore Village Business Improvement Area, and they have improved the streetscape with decorative lamp posts, planters and over a hundred trees.
Long Branch Village
The Long Branch Village started about a century ago, when it was the lakeside vacation resort called Sea Breeze Park. Long Branch has a multitude of restaurants, retail shops, as well as parks and recreational facilities, all within walking distance of each other.