Neighbourhoods
Islington-City Centre West

In this Neighbourhood Guide, you'll find out more about the people who live here as well as the schools, parks and recreation facilities, homes, and more.

Neighbourhood Vibe

Islington-City Centre West is a vibrant neighbourhood with convenient access to amenities.

Property Pulse

Mostly condos and apartments with a mix of older and newer homes, featuring bright interiors and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Community Canvas

A diverse community of residents from various ethnic backgrounds, with a mix of families, couples, and individuals.

What You'll Love

Great schools, parks, and recreational facilities, along with a variety of shops and restaurants.

Have a look around Islington-City Centre West.

This neighbourhood has a consistent population, and is popular with people in their 20s, people in their 30s, people in their 40s, and people in their 50s. Islington–City Centre West (also known as Islington Village, Six Points or Etobicoke City Centre) is a commercial and residential neighbourhood in Etobicoke. Islington centres on a commercial strip along Dundas Street West, which runs along an escarpment. Residents enjoy quick access to Highway 401 and Highway 427.

People & Families in Islington-City Centre West

Families with kids make up 35% of households in this neighbourhood, while couples without children make up 24% of households and 34% of households are one person living alone. People in Islington-City Centre West come from 175 different ethnic origins, and 49% are first-generation immigrants, while 29% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

19,335

Neighbourhood Population

43,965

Household Size

  • 1 person - 34%
  • 2 persons - 33%
  • 3 persons - 15%
  • 4 persons - 11%
  • 5 or more persons - 5%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 34%
  • Non-family households - 4%
  • Families with children - 35%
  • Couples without children - 23%
  • Multiple families in household - 1%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 31%
  • 2 children - 21%
  • 3 or more children - 6%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 13%
  • 15 to 64 years - 69%
  • 65 years and over - 16%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • English - 11%
  • Canadian - 10%
  • Italian - 9%
  • Scottish - 9%
  • Irish - 9%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 2%
  • 25 to 34 years - 19%
  • 35 to 44 years - 19%
  • 45 to 54 years - 19%
  • 55 to 64 years - 16%
  • 65 to 74 years - 10%
  • 75 to 84 years - 7%
  • 85 years and over - 3%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 4%
  • 5 to 9 years - 4%
  • 10 to 14 years - 3%
  • 15 to 19 years - 4%
  • 20 to 29 years - 15%
  • 30 to 39 years - 17%
  • 40 to 49 years - 12%
  • 50 to 59 years - 13%
  • 60 to 69 years - 9%
  • over 70 years - 9%

Islington-City Centre West Schools

This neighbourhood has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 15 public schools, 12 Catholic schools, 3 private schools, and 3 alternative/special schools serving this neighbourhood. The special programs offered at local schools include French Immersion, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Gifted/Talented Program, and Christian.

Public Schools

15

Catholic Schools

12

Private Schools

3

Having Fun in Islington-City Centre West

Fun is easy to find at the many parks & rec facilities here. Parks in this neighbourhood feature playgrounds for kids, sports parks, and skating. There are 17 parks in Islington-City Centre West, with 59 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 3.

Number of Parks

17

Number of Recreation Facilities

59

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 14
  • Pool - 1
  • Rink - 1
  • Tennis Courts - 20
  • Basketball Court - 1
  • Ball Diamonds - 4
  • Sports Fields - 3
  • Community Centre - 1
  • Splash Pads - 3
  • Sports Court - 1
  • Outdoor Games Facilities - 2
  • Community Gardens - 2
  • Trails - 5
  • Arts/Performance Facility - 1
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Getting Around in Islington-City Centre West

There are 456 transit stops in this neighbourhood. Rail stations include Dixie GO. In Islington-City Centre West, there are a mix of vehicle and transit commuters and most commute within the city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 71%
  • Commute to another city - 29%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 57%
  • Transit - 37%
  • Walk/bike - 3%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 26%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 26%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 19%
  • 60 minutes and over - 15%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 12%

Work and Education in Islington-City Centre West

In this neighbourhood, 48% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 76% have any postsecondary education. The professional, scientific and technical services industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 15%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 6%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 6%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 8%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 7%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 6%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 6%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 5%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 10%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 6%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 7%
  • $200,000 and over - 8%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 23%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 20%
  • Management occupations - 13%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Professional, scientific and technical services - 12%
  • Health care and social assistance - 9%
  • Retail trade - 9%

Employment

  • Employed - 63% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 5% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 31% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Islington-City Centre West Homes

In this neighbourhood, there are mostly condos and apartments. Islington-City Centre West has a consistent population, with 46% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 15% having moved within the past year. It has a mix of older and newer homes and is a mix of owner and renter-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 26%
  • Semi-detached house - 0%
  • Duplex - 1%
  • Row house - 3%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 3%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 63%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 43%
  • Not condominium - 56%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 30%
  • 2 bedrooms - 34%
  • 3 bedrooms - 21%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 13%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 25%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 7%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 5%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 7%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 15%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 16%
  • 1960 or before - 22%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 58%
  • Renter - 42%

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