Where people are proud of their past and confident about their future
Mimico’s scenic lakefront, its turn-of-the-20th century homes, Vimy Ridge Park, the stately mansions on Lake Shore, and the soon-to-be restored train station all tell the tale of a deeply-rooted history, of a town that evolved from a little sawmill settlement at the mouth of Mimico Creek to the gateway to Toronto’s west-end, waterfront neighbourhoods, a place where work and play matter equally.
Mimico is a vibrant community that people of all ages, ethnic backgrounds and occupations have chosen to live together in and call home. Mimico has all the advantages of small-town Ontario – recreational facilities and a good hockey program, neighbourhood grocers and trendy boutiques and eateries – all the while being a short commute from downtown Toronto. Its traditions and its unique atmosphere give Mimico a flavour of its own, different from any other place in the City.
The Metropolitan Toronto Region Conservation Authority has established two wetland habitats in the area – Humber Bay Park and Mimico Linear Park – both a welcome addition to the Etobicoke Yacht Club and Humber College Sailing School, as well as ponds for model boats and fly casting. Mimico and the surrounding area also hosts several events each year including, the Mimico Tree Lighting Festival, Party in the Park, Lake Shore Community Festival, Lake Shore Santa Claus Parade, and the Mimico Festival, with and its kite-flying contest – all opportunities for the residents of Mimico to show their community spirit. These events attract thousands of participants each year.
An area of strong growth, many development initiatives are currently underway, including Mimico 20/20, Phase 2 of the Mimico Linear Park and restoration of Mimico Train Station. Recently completed projects in the area include the much anticipated Mastercard Centre for Hockey Excellence and the Festival Square at Amos Waites Park.
Friendly hospitality, community spirit, commerce, the sparkling waters of Lake Ontario, the old and the new, all come together to provide residents, businesses and visitors with treasured amenities and comfortable surroundings.