New Toronto, Mimico
New Toronto, Mimico is the gateway to Toronto's west-end waterfront neighbourhoods. This established community is well known for it's scenic lakefront parks and excellent recreational facilities. This neighbourhood is within a short commute of downtown Toronto and features its own Go Transit train station located on Royal York Road.
Mimico residents come out in droves to show their community spirit at a number of local events including the annual "Lakeshore Community Festival" and the Etobicoke-Lakeshore Christmas Parade.
New Toronto boasts of waterfront parks. Colonel Samuel Smith Park includes the first Wetlands-Wildlife Restoration trail on the Great Lakes. This wetland habitat is home to a large variety of fish and birds, as well as frogs, garter snakes, painted turtles and a vast array of wildflowers.
Smaller waterfront parks, east of Colonel Samuel Smith Park, include Cliff Lumsden Park, Prince of Wales Park and Rotary Peace Park. Adjacent to this park, overlooking Lake Ontario, is the New Toronto Lawn Bowling Club. The Lakeshore Yacht Club is also based in this park.
New Toronto's high school, now called Lakeshore Collegiate Institute, was originally built and operated as New Toronto Secondary School with first classes beginning in 1950.