Thinking of moving to the Mimico area in West Toronto? Mimico - located in South Etobicoke is the gateway to Toronto’s West end waterfront neighbourhoods.It is an area with an abundance of history. Once the location of lake front summer homes for Toronto’s wealthiest in the 1890’s, Mimico is now an up and coming neighbourhood due to gentrification. There are still a number of large mansions left, as well as a larger variety of more affordable housing styles - smaller Edwardian or 1920’s character homes, modern bungalows, war time homes, quaint frame cottages and new townhomes in various locations throughout the area.
Today the neighbourhood boundaries are the Gardiner Expressway to the north, Lake Ontario to the south, Mimico Creek to the east, and Dwight Ave to the west. Mimico is a family and community oriented area with wonderful waterfront parklands, mature recreational facilities, library, 2 outdoor pools, ice arena and several schools. Humber Bay Park located along Lakeshore Blvd at Park Lawn Road features two yacht clubs, two boat launches, fly casting pond and extensive walking paths and views of the Toronto skyline. Wonderful for bird watching too! You’ll be sure to see Canada geese, swans, mallard ducks , seagulls & red wing black birds.The first phase of the Mimico Waterfront Linear Park was completed in 2008- connecting 3 small parks with cobblestone beaches, sand dunes & boardwalks It will eventually connect with Humber Bay Park to the east.
There are two distinct shopping districts- on Lakeshore Blvd and also along Royal York Road (north of Mimico Ave) which offer a selection of small locally owned stores and restaurants & cafes. Larger malls such as Sherway Gardens and Cloverdale Mall are just a short drive away. Big box stores are located just north of the area, along The Queensway.
There are a variety of public transit options - buses along Royal York Road and Evans Ave. connecting with the Bloor- Danforth subway and streetcars along Lake Shore Blvd. There is even a GO transit station on Royal York Road. it is a short commute to downtown Toronto via Lakeshore Boulevard or the Gardiner Expressway.