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Etobicoke

Etobicoke is an administrative district and previous municipality within the western part of the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Etobicoke was first settled by Europeans in the 1790s ; the municipality grew into city status in the Twentieth century. A few independent towns and villages developed within the area of Etobicoke, only to be absorbed later into Etobicoke during the time of Metro Toronto. Etobicoke was dissolved in 1998, when it was mixed with other Metro Toronto municipalities into the city of Toronto. Etobicoke is bordered on the south by Lake Ontario, on the east by the Humber River, on the west by Etobicoke Creek, the city of Mississauga, and Toronto Pearson World Aeroport ( a small portion of the aeroport extends into Etobicoke ), and on the north by Steeles Avenue West.

Etobicoke's population ( 347,948 in 2011 ) is exceedingly diverse, with people from all over the world including South Asians, East Asians, Middle Easterners, West Indians, Africans and Europeans. Etobicoke is basically suburban in development, with a lower population density than central Toronto, larger main streets, malls, and cul-de-sac housing developments. Etobicoke has a few expressways within its borders, including the Queen Elizabeth Way, Gardiner Expressway, Ontario Road 427, Ontario Highway 401 and Ontario Highway 409. Etobicoke is attached to the rest of Toronto by four stations of the Bloor-Danforth tube, that has its western station at Kipling Avenue, and by 4 GO stations. Etobicoke has one post-secondary establishment : Humber University, which has two campuses.