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Mimico Neighbourhood


Mimico is a neighbourhood in the southwestern part of the GTA, located in the southeast corner of Etobicoke. Mimico, the oldest former Lakeshore municipality, consists of Evans Avenue, Algoma Street and Manitoba Street to the North, Lake Ontario to the South, a line midway between Fleeceline Road and Louisa Street to the East with the western boundary along a line through Dwight Avenue. (South of the Railway and St. George Street - North of the railway.)

The old historic town of Mimico consisted of three former farms: The Stock Estate, The Hendry Estate (North of Portland, between Royal York and Queen's Avenue) and The Van Every Estate between Royal York and Dwight Avenue. In the past Mimico was originally a workman's town. In 1967, Mimico joined with other Townships to create the borough of Etobicoke, which then was integrated in 1998 with The City of Toronto.

In the 1980's, former indusrial land was developed into "Monster Homes", later Townhouse Developers came in and they continue to develop this area today.
There is talk of revitalizing Mimico's waterfront, which in past years has been developed by condo projects. Efforts are also being invested in the preservation of Mimico's History and Historical buildings of which few are left including the original railway.

Homes in this area range from large lakeside residences to bungalows built in the 1920's and 1940's, as well as low rise apartment buildings built in the 1950's and 1960's. Lakeshore West has many independant Eastern European deli's, shops and bakeries giving this neighbourhood an Eastern European ambiance. For recreation there is the Mimico Tennis Club, the Mimico Cruising Club and the Etobicoke Yacht Club. Mimico Creek runs through the Humber Park and offers picnic areas, boat slips, walking paths and grasslands for recreational use. There is also Mimico Linear Park for recreation purposes that connects three small parks using cobblestone beaches boardwalks and sand dunes. In 2012, Mimico was rated first on The Toronto Life magazine's "Where To Buy Now" list of GTA neighbourhoods.

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