The West Toronto neighbourhood of Eatonville is located west of Kipling, east of Renforth, north of Dundas and south of Rathburn. To the east is the neighbourhood of Islington Village, to the west, Markland Wood and to the north, West Dean and Eringate.
Eatonville derives its name from the Eatonville School which was gifted to the community by the Eaton's Department Store, in return for the purchase of lands from Peter Shaver in the late 1890's. The land was purchased by Eaton's for farms to produce milk and dairy products used in Eaton's lunchrooms. Prior to amalgamation with the City of Toronto, the City of Etobicoke housed it's city hall in Eatonville. Municipal services are still provided in this building on the West Mall and Burnhamthorpe.
The 427 Highway divides this neighbourhood and into two geographic areas often refered to as the East Mall and West Mall. Homes in the east were built in the 1950's and consisted primarily of bungalows and and storey-and- a- half homes. On the west side, homes were constructed in the 1960's and 1970's and include larger more modern layouts, but still primarily detached bungalows. Lots on the east side tend to be larger and are more desirable in terms of the prospects of re-building larger homes to replace the existing smaller homes. For this reason there is a significant price differential between the sides of the 427.
There are other factors that enhance ownership on the east side of the area including proximity to the Subway and GO service. Cloverdale Mall, West Toronto's first major shopping centre, is located on the East Mall at Dundas St.
Two new condominium developments are underway in the area. One Valhalla on the East side of the 427 is now in resale. This development stands on the former site of the Hotel and Etobicoke landmark for which it is named. One Valhalla consists of town homes and two condominium towers.
Another condominium project, West Village, is under construction on the west side of the 427 almost directly across from One Valhalla.
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Access to the 427 Hwy offers easy access to all major highways and therefore easy access to almost anywhere in the GTA. Bus service along Bloor, Burnhamthorpe, Rathburn and Dundas, all lead to the Kipling or Islington Subways and GO Service.