The Neighbourhood You Didn't Know You Would Love So Much

Welcome To Etobicoke West Mall

Etobicoke West Mall is a quiet, leafy and family friendly neighbourhood where children play outside and everyone has a dog.  Many of the residents have been in the neighbourhood for over 30 years and the homes have over time been passed on to young families.  The yards are large and from aerial views you will see that many homes have a pool. The community is a mix of bungalows, split levels and 2 story homes. The neighbourhood is located close to Centennial park and is a low traffic area.  It is minutes from the major commuter routes such as Hwys 427, 27 and 401, but far enough away that summer nights in your yard are peaceful. The neighbourhood is popular with families due to the local schools and parks.  

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Location of Etobicoke West Mall

This sweet little neighbourhood is located south of Rathburn,  north of Bloor, east Hwy 427 and west of the Etobicoke Creek.

5 Reasons You'll LOVE it:

5 Reasons You'll HATE it:

REASON 1

Do you love dogs? The homes have large yards and you will meet many neighbours on daily dog walks.

REASON 1

Nightlife is not an option here, unless you are looking to relax at a friends house. If you want nightlife you have to head downtown.

REASON 2

The parks and ravine systems are within walking distance. 

REASON 2

You cannot live within a ravine system without sharing it with wildlife.  Coyotes, bunnies, fox and the odd deer are common here.   If wildlife makes you nervous, you may not enjoy the visitors.

REASON 3

You may get lucky and find an original 1960’s style home that has not been renovated yet.   The charm can be preserved while being updated if you choose.

REASON 3

This neighbourhood is close to the airport.  Great for travellers, but you will hear the planes on stormy days.

REASON 4

Grocery stores, LCBO, pharmacies and local shops and cafes are scattered throughout this area. The local Farmers market at the Etobicoke Civic Centre from Spring to Fall could be one of the top 3 in the city.

REASON 4

If you do not like kids or dogs do not move here. They are everywhere….

REASON 5

The neighbours.  This neighbourhood is friendly.  Back yard parties and front yard gatherings are common.  You will go to the park a few times as a new parent and leave with new friends.

REASON 5

Two storey homes are not as common in this pocket.  There has not been the level of tear down and rebuild that has been experienced in other areas such as Centennial/West Deane.  If you are set on a 2 storey they are harder to find.

Home Styles In Etobicoke West Mall

Similar to other areas in Etobicoke, bungalows, side splits and back splits are common. Garages and driveways are common.

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Bungalows

Bungalows. Bungalows are a common theme in this neighbourhood.  They were built in a time where spacious lots were common and homes could spread out with room on either side for walkways between properties.  Driveways and garages are abundant.

02.

Splits

Similar to the bungalow, sidesplits and back splits are common here.  The back split can be deceiving as they appear to be small bunglaows.  But once inside, middle floors between the main floor and basements give way to bonus family rooms and offices, similar to side splits. There are many mid- century gems to be found throughout this neighbourhood (and the rest of Etobicoke). Many remain untouched and families work to preserve the mid century charm while adding modern touches.

03.

Two Storey

While they do exist in this neighbourhood, they are not as common.  While many if not most houses have been updated, not many have had additions placed on the second floor. While there are two storey homes here, they are a bit harder to find.

Schools

This is a small neighbourhood, but it has very popular schools within the catchment. Students from this neighbourhood typically attend Bloordale Middle School for grades 6-8 and Silverthorne Collegiate for High School. For Catholic Board students, many go to Nativity which is in walking distance.  High school is typically Michael Power for those in the Catholic Board.

Broadacres is a popular school in Etobicoke. It serves Jk to grade 5.  It has an English and French Immersion Program from JK- 5 and a Grade 4-5 Gifted Program.  It serves under 400 students.

https://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/broadacres

Bloordale is a middle school serving students grades 6-8.  There are 4 feeder schools that it receives students from : Broadacres Junior School, Mill Valley Junior , Millwood Junior and Eatonville Junior School. Bloordale is a very popular middle school in Etobicoke, known for both academics and athletics.

https://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/bloordale/

Eatonville Junior School is a local elementary school for JK to grade 5.

https://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/eatonville/

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