Located in the heart of Central Etobicoke, Islington Village is a blend of historical landmarks, and a quaint village setting surrounded by small businesses, and the Islington Golf Club. Islington Village is bounded on the north by Rathburn Rd and to the east by Islington Ave., the south by Bloor Street and on the east side at Kipling. The neighbourhood to the north is Thorncrest Village, to the west of is Eatonville, to the west is Humber Valley Village and south of Bloor is Norseman.
Also known as "The Village of Murals" as many local businesses along the main street, Dundas, display murals on the facades of their buildings, depicting the rich history of Toronto, Etobicoke and Islington.The centre of the village features eateries, coffee shops and boutiques.
The centre of Islington Village is an easy walk from many local condominiums which include two buildings I highly recommend for downsizing: BarclayTowers, and St. Andrews-on-the-Green. The Port Royal Condominium development on the original site of Michael Power and St. Joseph's High Schools is a community of high rise condos and townhomes, which offer first time buyers affordable housing within this small town environment. The centre of the village features eateries, coffee shops and boutiques. There are also new luxury townhome developments on the western border of the area at Kipling just north of Dundas.
Toronto Life identified Islington Village as one of "Toronto's top 10 neighbourhoods for high-return real estate" in their article titled "Where to Buy now 2013." The area is a blend of moderately priced ($500-700K) bungalows and-storey-and-a-half houses on large lots and re-built homes on the same larger lots which sell well over a million, and depending on location, up to $2.5 million. Condos are plentiful and prices vary to suit almost every budget.
Prices (January 2013 - October 1, 2013)
$530.000 - $951,000
$673,000 - $760,000
$575,000 - $665,000
$452,000 - $512,000
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The Islington Golf Club is located within Islington Village, but if Golf is not your thing, there are pletny of other activities located close by.
On the east side of Islington Avenue just north of Dundas, Central Park is home to the Etobicoke Lawn Bowling Club, and Ball Diamonds. On the east side of the park at Montgomery, Central Arena and Memorial Pool offer swimming and hockey programs.
Islington Avenue on the east side of the area is a major artery leading to the QEW to the south and the 401 to the North. There are two subway stations in the area at Islington Ave and at Kipling. Access to the GO Train is available at the Kipling station.