North of New Toronto is the C.N. Railway mainline, and to the south is Lake Ontario. Dwight Avenue passes to the east, while 24th Street to 23rd Street is to the west.
The New Toronto neighbourhood has a low population. It has a high number of working age people (47%), pre-retirement people (13%), and a low number of families with children. The top non-official languages are Polish and Tagalog (Filipino), and the top ethnic origins are English, Scottish, Irish, and Polish. The median after-tax household income of people in this neighbourhood is $40,859, considered very low compared to Toronto’s average of $52,149. The New Toronto neighbourhood has one of the highest crime rates in the Greater Toronto Area with 294 crimes per 10,000 people per year. The area has many businesses, employing and serving local residents.
The New Toronto neighbourhood has a high number of low-rise apartments (35%) and single-detached houses (30%). The neighbourhood has a low number of high-rise apartment buildings, semi-detached houses, and row houses. Home values here are $460,811, compared to the City of Toronto average of $600,000.
You can take a shopping trip to Dixie Outlet Mall or Sherway Gardens, 6 km away. No Frills and Sobeys are the nearest grocery stores, while Walmart is 6 km away. Neighbourhood parks are Lakeshore Village Park, 6th Street Park, Prince of Wales Park, Rotary Peace Park, 12th Street Parkette, 8th Street Park, Cliff Lumsdon Park, Colonel Samuel Smith Park, and Don Russell Memorial Park. Also located near the neighbourhood are St. Joseph’s Health Centre (9 km away), New Toronto Library, and Gus Ryder Pool and Health Club.
You can get to the area by the Gardiner Expressway or HWY 427. Islington and Kipling are the nearest subway stations, 6 km away. The nearest GO stations are GO Long Branch and GO Mimico.
Landmarks in New Tor Etobicoke
The major landmarks of this neighbourhood are Humber College, The Assembly Hall, Toronto Rail Maintenance Centre, Lakeshore Collegiate Institute, and New Toronto Library.
Schools and Childcare in New Tor Etobicoke
Neighbourhood elementary schools are Second Street Junior Middle School, Seventh Street Junior School, Twentieth Street Junior School, and St. Teresa Catholic School. Secondary schools in the area are Father John Redmond Catholic Secondary School and Lakeshore Collegiate Institute. Childcare centres in the area include Lakeshore Community Child Care Centre, Second Street School Age YMCA, New Toronto Co-op Nursery School, Marguerite Butt Early Learning and Child Care Centre, and Lamp Jr. YMCA.