Homes for Sale in Alderwood, Toronto


Alderwood was originally known as New Toronto Park or New Toronto Heights, or simply as “the place above the tracks”. Around 1920, Alderwood was first planned as an extension of the newly incorporated Town of New Toronto. Alderwood’s farms began to be subdivided for residential development in the 1920s however most of this neighborhood’s development occurred after World War II. Many of the streets in Alderwood are named after the original farmers in this area including Brown, Evans, Lunness, and Horner.

Alderwood name officially came into use in 1933 when the local post office was opened. Robert Johnson a long time Alderwood resident, is credited with originating the name Alderwood. He derived this name from the First Nations word “Etobicoke,” meaning “the place where the alders grow”. Alderwood was still part of the original Etobicoke township. Although Alderwood did not undergo significant growth until after the Second World War, many industries moved into the area along Brown’s Line during the war years. After the war, increased immigration, particularly from eastern Europe, led to the rapid urbanization of the area which continued until the end of the 1960s. Alderwood is characterized by single-family homes, many of which were constructed at the end of the Second World War.


Alderwood is a neighborhood in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is in the western section of Toronto, formerly the city of Etobicoke. It is bounded by the Etobicoke Creek to the west, the Gardiner Expressway to the north, the CPR railway to the east and the CNR railway to the south.

Alderwood residents are proud of the Sir Adam Beck Centre. This multi-use recreational facility built on the former Sir Adam Beck School Grounds at 544 Horner Avenue, features a new primary school which will be combined with a public library, a community room, a daycare centre, and a fitness room. These facilities are connected to the newly renovated Alderwood Pool.


This neighborhood is park heaven, with 9 parks and community recreation facilities within its boundaries, with 1 rail transit stop and 84 street-level transit stops in the neighborhood, it’s easy to get around. The Sherway Gardens is one of the premiere regional shopping centers in Toronto. It  is just a five minute drive from this neighborhood. Here are shopping options, restaurants, and notable places in the area; 1 Jeff, Rose & Herb’s No Frills and 12 other grocery stores, 8 Tim Hortons and 15 other coffee shops, 2 Pharmasave and 9 other pharmacies, 6 gyms.


Alderwood has 7 Public schools3 Catholic schools, and 1 Private school, in this neighborhood, your kids can get a great education.


Lakeshore Collegiate Institute

Address: 350 Kipling Ave, Etobicoke, ON M8V 3L1, Canada | Telephone: (416) 394-7650 | Fax: (416) 394-3847 | Email:

Lakeshore Collegiate Institute (LCI) provides opportunities for you to enrich your personal and academic achievement by providing a demanding curriculum that incorporates academics with the arts, technology, co-op, and athletics. LCI is a dynamic school with a wide offering of programs for every student. Starting in grade 9, all students are welcomed to secondary school with an orientation program in August lead by our Leadership Students. Unique to LCI, in addition to our broad academic curriculum, is an extensive technology program including courses in culinary arts, cosmetology, transportation, construction, WoodLINKS (fine furniture), CyberARTS, graphic design, photography, and video production.” As originally published by Lakeshore Collegiate Institute

ÉS Toronto Ouest

ÉS Toronto Ouest

Address: 330 Lansdowne Ave, Toronto, ON M6H 3Y1, Canada | Telephone: 416 532-6592

L’école secondaire Toronto Ouest continue de bâtir un milieu d’apprentissage franchement exemplaire. Ce milieu diversifié, inclusif et sécuritaire offre à ses élèves des programmes d’excellence en sciences, mathématiques, langues, études sociales et arts. De nombreux clubs et activités socioculturelles et sportives viennent agrémenter le quotidien de nos élèves, leur permettant de joindre l’utile à l’agréable. Fondés sur des valeurs d’excellence, d’engagement et de dépassement de soi, l’enseignement et l’encadrement offerts à nos élèves leur permettent « de voir un avenir à la hauteur de leur vision où les choix de carrières sont guidés par leurs passions et qui offre la possibilité et les ressources nécessaires à leur réalisation.” As originally published by ÉS Toronto Ouest

Norseman Junior Middle School

Norseman Junior Middle School

Address: 105 Norseman St, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 2R1, Canada | Telephone: (416) 394-7880 | Fax: (416) 394-6292 | Email:

“Norseman Junior Middle School, located in the west end of the city, proudly opened its doors to students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 in January 1953. From 1968 to 1981, it became the middle school for the area with Grades 6, 7, and 8. Since 1981, Norseman has served students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. We believe that everyone has a responsibility to maintain a safe school environment. We encourage students to take an active role in problem-solving through a positive and co-operative attitude. Respect and understanding for both ourselves and others build the foundation for self-worth and self-discipline. We value the unique contributions of all members of our school community and are dedicated to building positive relationships.” As originally published by Norseman Junior Middle School

ÉÉ Micheline-Saint-Cyr

Address: 85 Forty First St, Etobicoke, ON M8W 3P1, Canada | Telephone: 416 855-2044  | Fax: 647-832-5728 | Email:

Lanor Junior Middle School

Address: 450 Lanor Ave, Etobicoke, ON M8W 2S1, Canada | Telephone: 416-397-3000 | Email:

Lanor Junior Middle School is a Kindergarten to Grade 8 school in Etobicoke. Built in 1952, the school has a rich history and is now a STEM center (Science/Technology/Engineering/Math). Children in Kindergarten through Grade 8 come from the immediate area. They are joined by students from Sir Adam Beck Junior School in Grade 6. Our approximately 235 students are served by a Principal, 1 Office administrator, 13 teachers, 2 Early Childhood Educators, 1 Educational Assistant, 2 Itinerant Music Instructors, 4 lunchroom supervisors, and 2 caretakers. Many of our students’ parents attended Lanor and many work locally in the community. Our School Council supports many activities which enrich the life of our school.” As originally published by Lanor Junior Middle School

Sir Adam Beck Junior School

Address: 544 Horner Ave, Etobicoke, ON M8W 2C2, Canada | Telephone: (416) 394-7670 | Fax: (416) 394-6142 | Email:

“École Sir Adam Beck Junior School is located in the Alderwood community just south of the Gardiner Expressway and west of Browns’ Line. The school is a partner in the Alderwood Centre along with the Toronto Public Library, Toronto Parks and Recreation and the Alderwood Daycare. École Sir Adam Beck Junior School is a dual track school offering both Early French Immersion and regular English programs in an exciting learning environment for kindergarten (French senior kindergarten) to grade five. Our mission is to promote a community of learners who demonstrate self- confidence, academic proficiency and social responsibility within a supportive environment.” As originally published by Sir Adam Beck Junior School

Cawthra Park SS

Address: 1305 Cawthra Rd, Mississauga, ON L5G 4L1, Canada | Telephone: 905-274-1271 | Fax: 905-274-9370

At Cawthra Park Secondary School, students and staff live the school’s vision each day by “Learning the art of living; living the art of learning.” The school is recognized for its successful integration of the regional arts and regular school programs. It provides a unique learning environment for all students. Cawthra Park serves two communities of students and parents. Its immediate community is comprised of families who live in the southeast corner of Mississauga. Its wider community is made up of students from across Mississauga who have auditioned to be in the arts program. Since the school opened in 1972, its focus has been on academics, arts, athletics and citizenship. Staff are committed to preparing students to become lifelong learners. Cawthra Park is committed to the ‘Eco Schools’ program and has achieved Gold certification.” As originally published by Cawthra Park SS


New Haven Learning Centre

Address: 301 Lanor Ave, Etobicoke, ON M8W 2R1, Canada | Telephone: 416-259-4445 – ext #10 | Email:

New Haven, founded in 1998, is a charitable, non-profit organization committed to being a Centre of Excellence in the treatment and education of children with autism. The Centre’s efforts are directed toward improving the education and quality of lives of its students. Our mission is to contribute to the development of Canadian expertise in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) intervention by raising awareness and providing training and education to parents, professionals and the community. Among the first of only a few centers in Canada to offer an ABA program, New Haven has become the prototype for how to best understand the disorder and treat children who are affected. Children’s health professionals consider the New Haven Learning Center to be the “gold standard in Canada”.”
As originally published by New Haven Learning Centre

ÉSC Saint-Frère-André

Address: 330 Lansdowne Ave, Toronto, ON M6H 3Y1, Canada 

“L’école secondaire Saint-Frère-André est une école accueillant les élèves de la 7e à la 12e année. Notre but premier en tant qu’établissement d’éducation est avant tout l’apprentissage et le développement de votre enfant dans un milieu francophone catholique stimulant. En vue d’offrir un enseignement de qualité et un choix intéressant d’options à nos élèves, nous offrons toute une panoplie d’activités parascolaires, ainsi que des programmes d’enseignement. «Offrir à l’élève une éducation de qualité dans un milieu de vie catholique et francophone où le respect de la personne, le sens d’appartenance à la collectivité franco-ontarienne, la promotion de l’excellence et enfin l’équité sont des valeurs visibles et essentielles à son épanouissement ». C’est non seulement la mission du conseil scolaire mais aussi celle des enseignants.” As originally published by ÉSC Saint-Frère-André

St. Ambrose Catholic School

Address: 20 Coules Ct, Etobicoke, ON M8W 2N9, Canada | Telephone: 416-393-5259 | Fax: 416-393-5039

St. Ambrose Catholic School has a rich tradition upon which the present school continues to build. Established by the Etobicoke Union Board to meet the needs of the new Alderwood community, Sister Verona with her staff of six teachers opened the original school in 1954. The opening day enrollment was 302 students. As South Etobicoke continued to grow throughout the 50’s and 60’s, our school met the demands of the increased population with two separate expansions (1962 & 1966). During that time, the parents of many current students graduated from St. Ambrose. Today, the school continues the tradition of providing a quality education for its students as they prepare for the challenges of the 21st century.” As originally published by St. Ambrose Catholic School

St. Josaphat Catholic School

Address: 55 Pelham Ave, Toronto, ON M6N 1A5, Canada | Telephone: 416-393-5291 | Fax: 416-397-6296

“By providing excellent opportunities for spiritual, physical, emotional, and academic growth, children have the tools to become independent and empowered individuals of the future. This school provides a safe, inclusive and healthy environment for learning that is faith based. Thus, student success is measured by improved achievement in all areas of the curriculum as well as the child in his/her entirety.” As originally published by St. Josaphat Catholic School


Facilities in this Neighborhood:

  • 7 Ball Diamonds
  • 2 Clubhouses
  • 6 Playgrounds
  • 1 Picnic Facilities
  • 2 Lawn Bowling/Bocce Greens
  • 2 Trails
  • 1 Auditorium
  • 2 Community Rec. Centres
  • 2 Fitness/Weight Rooms
  • 1 Multi-Use Pad
  • 1 Outdoor Dry Pad
  • 1 Outdoor Rink
  • 1 Sports Field
  • 2 Tennis Courts
  • 1 Indoor Pool

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Filip Hajduk

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