North of Islington-City Centre West is Rathburn Road, and to the south is the Gardiner Expressway. Islington Avenue and Kipling Avenue passes to the east, while HWY 427 is to the west.
The population of the Islington-City Centre West neighbourhood is very high, and it also has one of the highest population growths in the GTA. It has a high number of seniors (17%) and a low number of families with children and youth. The top non-official languages are Ukrainian and Polish, while top ethnic origins are English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish. The median after-tax household income for residents in the neighbourhood is $57,658 and is home to a very large number of local businesses. The total major crime incidents rate is 224 per 10,000 people per year.
Islington-City Centre West has a very high number of high-rise apartment buildings (58%) and single-detached houses (32%). It has a very low number of low-rise apartments, semi-detached houses, row houses, and duplexes. The home values in the neighbourhood are $491,678, lower than the City of Toronto’s average of $600,000. It is extremely transit-friendly, but has a low level of green space and not many trees.
Take a shopping trip to Sherway Gardens or grab groceries at Sobeys, No Frills, Loblaws, or Walmart. There are a number of parks in the area, including East Mall Park, Glen Park, Greenfield Park, Hampshire Heights Park, Kenway Park, Silverhill Park, Six Points Park, Smithwood Park, Michael Power Park, Queensland Park, and Wedgewood Park. Other amenities near the neighbourhood are St. Joseph’s Health Centre, 11 km away, Eatonville Library, and Memorial Pool and Health Club.
Islington-City Centre West is at the intersection of HWY 427 and Gardiner Expressway. The nearest HWY 427 exists are Rathburn Road and Dundas Street; the nearest Gardiner Expressway exists are Islington Avenue, Kipling Avenue, The West Mall. Grab the subway at Islington Station and Kipling Station and take the GO at GO Kipling, GO Dixie located nearby.
Landmarks in Islington City Centre Etobicoke
The major neighbourhood landmarks are Sherway Gardens, IKEA, Cloverdale Mall, and Burnhamthorpe Collegiate Institute.
Schools and Childcare in Islington City Centre Etobicoke
Elementary schools in the neighbourhood include Bloorlea Middle School, Islington Junior Middle School, Wedgewood Junior School, West Glen Junior School, Holy Angels Catholic School, and St. Elizabeth Catholic School. Secondary schools here include Burnhamthorpe Collegiate Institute and Etobicoke Year-round Alternative Centre. Children can be cared for at a number childcare centres, such as First Stage – BurnhamthorpeCollegate Institute, Jenny Lynn Day Care, PLASP – Islington Junior, Educare Kindergarten – Rathburn, Capri Early Learning and Child Care Centre, Caterpillar and Company, Bloor West Montessori School, Mindwerx 4 Kids Learning Centre, Lady Bug Day Care Centre, and Kids & Company.