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New Toronto: The Lakeside Neighborhood



This flourishing residential neighborhood with a rich history spanning decades is ideal for putting down roots with a range of property options to suit different needs. Well-connected with some of the best parks in the Toronto area, you can’t go wrong with this idyllic lakefront neighborhood.

The History

New Toronto started as an industrial area in the 1980s, originally the part of the Township of Etobicoke. The growth of this region can be attributed to the railway network and companies such as the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. In the 1920s, the area was incorporated as a town, and eventually, in 1967, it was amalgamated into the Borough of Etobicoke. The area was known for its factories and manufacturing plants, but since the 1990s, residential development was expedited, and factories started relocating or closing to give rise to more white-collar jobs.

The Location

The neighborhood is located in South Etobicoke and borders Lake Ontario to the South, close to the Mississauga border. Towards the east of the area is Mimico, while the Long Branch neighborhood is to the west. The area’s limits are defined by Twenty Third Street in the west, the Canadian National Railway train tracks to the north, and Dwight Avenue to the east.

The area is well-connected to inland and coastal routes that provide easy access to Lake Shore Boulevard, the Gardiner Expressway, and Lake Ontario while also limiting trip durations to shopping areas and restaurants. The neighborhood has numbered streets, making it easier to reach your desired destination.

The Homes

There’s a house for everyone in this neighborhood, including large lakeside estates, brick bungalows, and modest two-storey detached houses that were mainly built in the early 1900s. Houses have maintained their character over the years through proper maintenance and renovation to maintain their essence and charm.

Some owners have also rebuilt their houses with a more modern look while making sure their property continues to have great views of the lake. These impressive homes are also for sale in New Toronto, and they can be better evaluated by involving West Toronto real estate agents who can provide relevant guidance.


The area has easy access to the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) subway, where the Queen streetcar runs on route 501 that runs 24-hours a day. Other transportation options include bicycle trails and Go Transit service making the neighborhood well connected and easy to navigate. Quick trips to downtown Toronto are also made easier by using Lake Shore Boulevard.

Nearby shops include restaurants with international cuisines, bars, specialty coffee shops, and even pet spas. Residents also have access to luxury shopping stores at Sherway Gardens, and it’s only a short drive to big-box chains along the Queensway.


New Toronto offers a range of recreational facilities for the enjoyment of individuals and families. Waterfront parks located on the banks of Lake Ontario provide hours of entertainment and a divine view of the Toronto skyline. Several parks are located in close proximity, including the Prince of Wales Park, Colonel Samuel Smith Park, Cliff Lumsdon Park, and Lakeshore Village Park, which provide excellent views together with wildlife habitats and flower patches.

The parks provide a range of recreational activities, including ice skating rinks, outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, and children’s playgrounds. The New Toronto Lawn Bowling Club is also located close to the Rotary Peace Park, which overlooks Lake Ontario to provide some quality indoor time with friends and family.


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