You have to wonder what the expectations were when the town of New Toronto was established; did residents expect that they would one day look down their noses at Old Toronto and New Toronto would be a sparkling metropolis? Whatever the expectations were, it didn’t quite pan out, and today New Toronto is a quiet neighbourhood in Etobicoke.
Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, New Toronto is a family neighbourhood with a small town feel — aside form the Lake Shore streetcars that run through the neighbourhood. Residents have restaurants, specialized retail stores, salons, and small businesses on Lake Shore Blvd; as well as a few cozy pubs like Albatros Pub where residents can relax with a drink.
Condos for rent in New Toronto are well-suited to families — there are schools in the public and catholic boards, Humber College has campus in the area, and the Toronto Police College is also located here; so, be kind to the police cadets, because one day they’ll appear in your rearview mirror.
New Toronto condos for rent will likely appeal to nature lovers; the neighbourhood has several parks, including the sizeable Colonel Samuel Smith Park which has an outdoor skating trail in the winter; this is also the location for Lakeshore Yacht Club.
If you’re looking for Toronto condos for rent in New Toronto, you have 4 buildings to check out — a modern high-rise, and older low-rise, and 2 townhouse developments.
For those who prefer modern condo layouts, The Wave Condos is a 13-storey condo with a relaxing list of amenities — suite sizes range from 401 square feet to 755. Renters who prefer something more intimate, might be drawn to 3069 Lakeshore Boulevard West Condos, a boutique building with no amenities.
Renters who are near Lake Shore Blvd can run errands on foot, while those in residential areas will need a vehicle or public transit to get things done. Public transit users have streetcars on Lakeshore Blvd, bus routes throughout the neighbourhood, and Mimico GO is just north on Royal York Rd.
Car owners have a short trip to the Gardiner Expressway via Islington Ave.
The Locals: Small families, students, and young professionals.
Code of Conduct: Respecting police cadets in hopes of avoiding future tickets.
What You’ll Find: A quiet neighbourhood that feels like a small town.
What You Won’t Find: A better version of Toronto.
The Homes: Brick bungalows and world war II homes, condos and townhouses.
Sealing the Deal: A short commute to Downtown Toronto.