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250 Manitoba St 725

The historic Town of New Toronto is a neighbourhood in the south-west end of Toronto. In 1967, New Toronto was amalgamated with the former Township of Etobicoke, however it never lost its sense of identity as a working class town. Now, in the 1990's, the local industry is being replaced with new home developments which are attracting more professional people to this neighbourhood.

Colonel Sam Smith Park
Colonel Sam Smith Park

New Toronto boasts of waterfront parks. Colonel Samuel Smith Park includes the first Wetlands-Wildlife Restoration trail on the Great Lakes. This wetland habitat is home to a large variety of fish and birds, as well as frogs, garter snakes, painted turtles and a vast array of wildflowers. 
Smaller waterfront parks, east of Colonel Samuel Smith Park, include Cliff Lumsden Park, Prince of Wales Park and Rotary Peace Park. Adjacent to this park, overlooking Lake Ontario, is the New Toronto Lawn Bowling Club. The Lakeshore Yacht Club is also based in this park.

Humber College Toronto
Humber College Toronto

The Lakeshore Campus of Humber College is located on the former grounds of the Mimico Lunatic Asylum (later the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital), at the foot of Kipling Avenue.

Humber College
Humber College

New Toronto's high school, now called Lakeshore Collegiate Institute, was originally built and operated as New Toronto Secondary School with first classes beginning in 1950.

New Toronto's small frame and brick bungalows and modest two storey houses were built largely between the 1910's and the 1950's. Larger single family homes are located closer to the lake, south of Lake Shore Boulevard.

Explore Streets of New Toronto
Explore Streets of New Toronto

A fairly recent addition to this neighbourhood is the Lakeshore Village subsidized housing development situated between tenth and thirteenth Avenues north of Lakeshore Blvd. This housing complex features an artists co-op, which accounts for its funky appearance. New home buyers will want to keep an eye on the area north of Birmingham Road, between Islington and Kipling Avenues, for upcoming new home developments.

Albatros Pub
Albatros Pub

The "Lakeshore Village" shopping district, located along Lakeshore Boulevard West, is a busy retail corridor that features fast food and family-style restaurants, and a wide mix of stores including food markets, bakeries, delis, coffee shops, bargain stores, drug stores, and convenience stores.

Colonel Samuel Smiths Park
Colonel Samuel Smiths Park
Colonel Samuel Smiths Park
Colonel Samuel Smiths Park
Cliff Lumsden Park
Cliff Lumsden Park

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2 comments on “New Toronto/Mimico

  1. Hi Julie,
    You now need to check out a further west on Lakeshore to Longbranch. There are new developments happening on both sides of the street by Longbranch Avenue. New restaurants and coffee shops including Buster’s Fish House, Woody Burgers and Fair Grounds are adding to the area. It’s the place to watch now!

    1. What the above poster says is true. There’s also now a couple of nice bakeries (including More than Pies), an ice cream shop which sells lots of Kawartha Dairies flavours and a health food restaurant (Thrive) which makes great smoothies. And you’ll be glad to know, to help you work all that off there’s a yoga centre in the area (Branch Yoga) and a good bike shop (Oxygen Bike).

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