Living in Mimico

An historic community in the city’s southwest end, Mimico is a very special part of Toronto’s story. The oldest of the Lakeshore Municipalities, Mimico was an independent municipality until 1967, when it was annexed to Etobicoke. It is characterized by a mix of impressive lakeside properties and First and Second World War-era family homes, as well as winding streets with mature trees, an abundance of parkland, and, of course, proximity to Lake Ontario. Mimico was #1 on Toronto Life’s Where to Buy Now list in 2012, and #9 in 2014.

One of the most treasured features of the neighbourhood is its abundance of parkland. Mimico Memorial Park, near Royal York Road and Lake Shore Blvd. and home to the Mimico Tennis Club, not only has 3 lit, outdoor tennis courts, but also has a playground, wading pool, and a ball diamond.  There are also quite a number of lake access parks: Prince of Wales Park, Sand Beach Road Parkette, Lake Crescent Park, Miles Road End Parkette, Mimico Waterfront Park, Amos Waites Park, Superior Park, and Humber Bay Park West. There is an extensive network of biking/walking/jogging trails, including the Martin Goodman Trail. The Etobicoke Yacht Club and Mimico Cruising Club are close by, and the Mimico Centennial branch of the Toronto Public Library provides excellent community programming.

Mimico is also a great place to shop and eat locally! With a wealth of restaurants, including FBI Pizza, Birds & Beans Café, Thrive Organic Kitchen, Goodlake, and Kitchen on Sixth, to name a few, it’s easy to get a great meal in the neighbourhood. Shops like Village Vinyl Music Emporium Café, Treasure Hunt Antiques, Cycle Butik, and Loot Lady Toys make a weekend stroll down Lake Shore entertaining.  

Mimico also has convenient access to the TTC (Lake Shore streetcar, Royal York, Islington, and Kipling buses to these respective subway stations) and GO transit (Mimico Station), as well as easy access to the Gardiner Expressway and 401.

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