Whether you’re headed out to IKEA to nab some Billy bookcases or running away from the city for the weekend, you’ve undoubtedly seen the collection of condos to the south of of the Gardiner. Ever wonder who lives there? Ever wonder if you should live there? It’s called the Etobicoke Waterfront and it might just be one of the best neighbourhoods to buy in right now.

The Etobicoke Waterfront is undergoing an identity crisis of sorts. For starters, the name of the community is still in flux, and it’s alternatively referred to as Humber Bay Shores, the Western Beaches, the Mimico waterfront, the Lakeshore and even the “Etobicoke Rivieria.” It’s in the middle of a major transformation, and in the real estate world, that means O-P-P-O-R-T-U-N-I-T-Y.

Etobicoke waterfront

As luck would have it, the BREL team has a few HOT new listings coming up in the Etobicoke waterfront area this fall, and we’ve been having a great time getting to know it.

Why we love the Etobicoke Waterfront

The Etobicoke Waterfront offers the best of urban living in a tranquil oasis – it’s like being at the cottage, but only a quick bike ride or streetcar into Toronto’s downtown core. It’s enjoying picturesque hiking trails while looking up at Toronto’s skyline.

At your door: 20 acres of Lake Ontario waterfront,  the Martin Goodman walking and biking trails, parklands, off-leash doggie areas, Mimico Waterfront park, yacht clubs and even a butterfly habitat park.

Just a short bike or drive away: High Park, the best of Bloor West Village, the Kingsway and Roncesvalles.

Etobicoke park

The future: Restaurants, shops and services have been sprouting up for the last few years with more on the way. With pedestrian-oriented streetscapes, grocers, drug stores, restaurants, cafes and spas, this urban village is still in it’s infancy (read: the opportunity to get in while it’s still affordable is NOW).

Easy commuting: It’s just 10-minute drive to the city centre or a 30-minute ride on the streetcar, with the Mimico GO train station nearby and easy access to the Gardiner Expressway and QEW. Plus you’re way closer to Pearson International Airport.

Want to see more? Check out Waterfront Toronto’s video of the official opening of Phase 2 of the Mimico Waterfront Park:

Who lives in the Etobicoke Waterfront

Residents of the Etobicoke Waterfront are as varied as Toronto itself: from downsizers looking for a respite from the city (while still being able to easily access Toronto’s theatres and festivals) to young professionals who’ve recognized the unique lifestyle opportunities and affordability of this community.

Want to know more? Give us a call or send us a message.

 

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