Located along the western beaches of Toronto, this neighbourhood is going through a developmental stage as its industrial corridor is converted into residential housing developments.
Although New Toronto may not be as popular as other neighbourhoods at the present time, with a nice mix of cultures and quick access to downtown, this is sure to change in the years to come.
The history of New Toronto dates back to the 1890’s. During this time, it was a working town centred around the Grand Trunk Railway.
In the early days, the biggest employer in the area was the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, which began producing tires locally in 1917.
While New Toronto was able to stay close to its roots for many years, by the 1990’s, a gradual change towards new home developments began. For this reason, a growing number of working class professionals started to purchase real estate in the neighbourhood.
Many of the homes in New Toronto were constructed between 1910 and the 1950’s. These properties vary in style, including two story homes and brick bungalows.
Those who are interested in new home developments will want to focus their attention on the area between Kipling and Islington Avenues.