From Etobicoke Creek near Pearson International Airport, a bird would have to fly 368 kilometres to reach the Ottawa River behind Parliament Hill.
Mimico Creek derives its name from the Ojibwe word “omiimiikaa,” which means “abundant with wild pigeons”. It’s now home to a small population of muskrats.
The Sherway Link project at Etobicoke Creek was initiated in 2006 to enhance vegetation, mitigate erosion, and save aquatic species under threat of extinction.
Sixty-one per cent of the riding’s population are immigrants, with some of the largest populations born in India, Pakistan, and the Philippines.
Punjabi, Urdu, and Tagalog are the most common non-official mother tongues in the riding.
Less than 1% of the riding’s population identify as Aboriginal.
Average individual income is $36,373.
Carassauga, an annual springtime culinary and arts festival, is Canada’s second-largest cultural festival. The event takes place at the Hershey Centre, which also hosted many sports during the 2015 Pan Am Games.
Pearson International Airport is Canada’s busiest, with 41 million passengers in 2015.
Notable residents have included Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman Paul Coffey and broadcaster George Stroumboulopoulos.
Malton was home to A.V. Row Canada Limited, maker of the famed (but doomed) Avro Arrow.
Malton takes its name from the town of Malton in Yorkshire, England. Blacksmith Richard Holliday named his new home after his birthplace.
Pearson International Airport helps generate 332,000 jobs in Ontario, accounting for six per cent of the province’s GDP.
Manufacturing is the top industrial sector.
The Malton Environmental Stewardship Project’s purpose is to revitalize Mimico and Etobicoke creeks and their watersheds through planting and wildlife restoration.
The Britannia Landfill Gas to Electricity Project, located off-site from a golf course, has 45 wells that collect about 2,500 cubic feet of landfill gas per minute.
A 1969 a gas leak caused a massive fire at the intersection of Airport and Derry roads, famously known as “The Four Corners” of Malton. The 815 C heat caused damage estimated at $1.5 million. Over 350 families were evacuated. One person died and 20 were injured.