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    Homes for Sale in Islington | City Centre West, Toronto, ON

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    Buying a home in Islington | City Centre West

    Covering a vast expanse of land from the Gardiner expressway to Rathburn Road, the Islington and City Centre West area is a large neighbourhood in Etobicoke. Known by several names — Six points and Islington Village — this family neighbourhood is home to a diverse demographic of residents, in terms of heritage and income bracket.

    The southern portion of the neighbourhood is comprised of commercial space — here you’ll find a range of big box stores for fashion, furniture and technology. Queensway is lined with restaurants, and has many well known chains like Kelsey’s, Swiss Chalet, Pizza Hut and Wendy’s. There are also government offices, processing plants, service-based businesses, repair shops, and wholesale food suppliers.

    In northern end of Islington and City Centre West you’ll find tree-lined residential streets, and a smattering of restaurants and cafes on Bloor and Dundas. Nature lovers have Echo Valley Park to enjoy, where there are riverside walking trails and a golf course to the east.

    The eastern portion of the neighbourhood is where you’ll find most condo buildings — centered around Islington Rd; Islington condos come with the best location in the neighbourhood, as residents have nearby walking trails, a subway station, and dining and nightlife on Bloor.

    Those who seek Toronto condos for sale here have two shopping centres in the neighbourhood — Cloverdale Mall and Sherway Gardens — and also a number of smaller strip malls. For family-friendly entertainment, there’s a Cineplex on Queensway for movies nights, and athletic clubs and fitness centres throughout the area. Green spaces are somewhat sparse in parts of Islington and City Centre West, but there are playgrounds in the neighbourhood, and parents have several schools to choose from for their children, in both the Catholic and private boards.

    Condo Life in Islington | City Centre West

    The condo scene in Islington and City Centre West is nothing short of booming; there are at least 3 dozen buildings in the area, with more in development. Whether you’re looking for condos in City Centre West, or Islington condos, you have your pick of high-rises, mid-rises, low-rise condos, and townhomes.

    Prices vary quite a bit here, from affordable buildings like Queenscourt Condos where units are large, and prices are low — to swanky new builds such as Westwood Condos, which has smaller suites but a wealth of desirable finishes and amenities. Or, if privacy is your concern, Bloorwood Manor Townhomes has well appointed townhomes and a private community feel.

    Condos in this neighbourhood cast a wide net — young professionals, couples, families, and empty nesters — and each section of this neighbourhood offers something a little different.


    Islington and City Centre West boasts a 72 Walk Score, and residents will likely have an easy time running errands on foot — this is especially true Islington condos near Bloor. The neighbourhood has great public transit as well; there are bus routes on all major roads, and residents who need to get downtown have Islington Station for subway service, and Kipling GO for GO Transit.

    Bounded by the Gardiner Expressway to the south, and 427 to the west, drivers should have no problem avoiding most city traffic on their commute; if you’re looking for a commuter’s paradise, you’ve found it.

    Islington | City Centre West Overview

    The Locals: People of all ages, backgrounds, and incomes.

    Code of Conduct: Being trapped in a loveless marriage with the Gardiner Expressway.

    What You’ll Find: A sprawling neighbourhood with every possible convenience.

    What You Won’t Find: You’ll find everything…

    The Homes: Every kind of home imaginable; mansions, 2-storey houses, modest bungalows, semi-detached houses, public housing, high-rise and mid rise apartments and condos, lofts, and townhomes.

    Sealing the Deal: A neighbourhood that has more businesses and commercial centres than some cities.