There are many highways that crisscross the riding, including the 27, 401, 409, and 427.
Woodbine Racetrack is a 460 km drive from Parliament Hill. The drive is about five hours.
The Humber Arboretum consists of botanical gardens and natural areas around the Humber River and has over 1,700 plant and animal species.
One branch of the Humber River forms the riding’s eastern border, while another branch of the river dissects the riding into two. The majority of the Humber River flows through parkland, making a chain of parks linking Etobicoke North to the south where the river lets out into Lake Ontario.
The median age is 36.
Almost 60% of the riding’s population are immigrants, with the largest groups coming from India, Jamaica, Guyana, and Italy. After English, the most common non-official languages are Punjabi, Hindi, Italian, and Spanish.
Approximately 0.65% of Etobicoke North’s population identify as Indigenous, Métis, or Inuit.
Summerlea Park, at 23 hectares, has trails, a river valley, sports fields, a wading pool, and is a known fishing spot.
Spend a day at Woodbine Racetrack, where you can watch thoroughbred and Standardbred horse racing.
Catch a show from one of the many original productions put on each year by Humber College’s theatre and performing arts students.
The Fantasy Fair at the Woodbine Shopping Centre is Ontario’s largest indoor amusement park.
Arnold Palmer won the 1955 Canadian Open at the Weston Golf and Country Club.
The Village Green, in the Thistletown neighbourhood, is home to the popular Thistletown Fair held every June. The Village Green’s land was deeded to residents of the neighbourhood in the 1890s by Jonathan Farr.
Manufacturing, retail trade, and transportation and warehousing are the most prominent industries. About 11% of the riding’s workforce works in a retail trade job.
Almost 44% of the riding’s labour force has some sort of post-secondary education.
The University of Guelph-Humber’s four-storey plant wall processes 40,000 cubic feet of air per minute, helping the school consume less energy and produce fewer carbon emissions.
Humber College was recognized as one Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2017. The school’s greenhouse, located in the Humber Arboretum, uses rain barrels to water the plants and only uses compost and manure as fertilizers.
The Thistletown neighbourhood has gone through many names. It was originally dubbed “Coonats Corners” after the Coonat family who settled here in the early 1800s. It was renamed St. Andrews in 1847 in honour of local businessman John Grubb’s birthplace in Scotland. Then, after confusion with another St. Andrews, it was renamed Thistletown for Dr. William Thistle, a respected member of the community.