The Kingsview Village – The Westway has a very diverse mix of real estate offering both single-family homes and high rises. This is a diverse neighborhood in all aspects including a diverse multicultural community.
The documented history of the Kingsview Village area dates back to the 1850s. The first settler in this area was Thomas Madill who owned a farm on the north side of Dixon Road that stretched from Islington Avenue over to Kipling Avenue. The Madill farmhouse was a storey and a half dwelling constructed of fieldstone. This house stood on Islington Avenue. It was demolished in 1973 and with it went the last trace of the pre-subdivision history of this neighborhood. The present-day Kingsview Village neighborhood was developed during the late 1950s and the early 1960s. The small brick entrance pillars for the Kingsview Village subdivision can be seen on the west side of Islington Avenue at Kingsview, St. Andrews, and St. Georges Boulevards. The letter “K” is inscribed on the face of one of these pillars and the letter “V” is inscribed on the other two pillars. These inscriptions stand for Kings-View-Village.
Kingsview Village is a strong, family-oriented neighborhood with an active ratepayers association and its own community school and recreational facility. There is also a community church and a park conveniently located in the center of this neighborhood off Kingsview Boulevard. The single-family houses in the interior of this neighborhood are occupied by a diverse mix of people from a variety of backgrounds and incomes. The high-rise apartment buildings along Dixon Road are home to a very large Somali population which has established a solid community in this neighborhood.
Kingsview Village contains a mix of ranch and contemporary style bungalows, split-level houses, storey-and-a-half homes, and newer two-storey homes. These houses feature front porches with elaborate accents including fanciful stair railings and arched entranceways. All these houses are situated on suburban size lots and include a garage or car-port. The properties are well maintained and professionally landscaped with the occasional ornamental statue decorating the front lawn. The residential pocket east of Islington Avenue in the Fairhaven Drive-Golfwood Heights area was formerly part of the Weston Golf and Country Club Grounds. The golf club sold this land to developers in the 1950s and 1960s at which time most of these houses were built. The houses in this part of the neighborhood include some charming Colonial Revival style homes as well as an assortment of bungalows and modern two-storey houses. Many of these houses are located on premium lots that either face or back onto the Weston Golf Course. Kingsview Village also contains a cluster of high-rise apartment buildings on Dixon Road and more high-rise buildings and townhouses on Islington Avenue.
The basic household needs of Kingsview Village residents are well served by the Westway Centre, located at the southeast corner of Dixon Road and Kipling Avenue. This small shopping plaza includes a supermarket, a bakery, and a deli. a video store, a drug store, a McDonald’s restaurant, a dollar store, a beer store, a hardware store, a jewelry store, professional and medical offices, and a bowling alley and billiards hall. There is also a small but jam-packed Somalian Meat, and Grocery store tucked away at the back of this plaza. The Loblaws superstore located at the southeast corner of Dixon Road and Islington Avenue includes a bakery and deli, a photo finishing shop, dry cleaners, and a take-out restaurant.
The Kingsview Village Community School located at 1 York Road off Kingsview Boulevard offers a variety of services and programs for the entire family. Some of these programs include Aerobics, Tae Kwon Do, and Yoga. This facility also provides room rentals, community meeting space, special events, field trips, and camps. Kingsview Park located across from the community school off Kingview Boulevard, includes tennis courts, bocce ball, and a children’s playground. Fairhaven Park, located east of Islington Avenue off Fairhaven Drive is a pretty park that contains a baseball diamond, a sports field, an outdoor swimming pool, and a children’s playground. The Weston Golf and Country Club property are adjacent to this park.
The Dixon Road, Islington Avenue, and Kipling Avenue buses connect passengers to stations on the Bloor-Danforth subway line. The Islington station provides a connecting route to the Mississauga Transit service and an express bus service to the Pearson International Airport. The Kipling station is also part of the Go Transit system. Motorists are just a few minutes from the Highway 401 on-ramps at Islington and Kipling Avenues. Pearson International Airport is approximately a five-minute drive from this neighborhood.
Schools, Colleges and Universities:
Address: 380 The Westway, Etobicoke, ON M9R, Canada | Telephone: (416) 394-7930 | Fax: (416) 394-6170 | Email: Kipling@tdsb.on.ca
“Kipling Collegiate Institute (KCI) is a small school with a strong academic focus that is enhanced by our unique Science, Technology, Engineering & Math program. STEM is embedded across the curriculum. At Kipling, we believe in nurturing the needs of the whole learner. We offer an excellent academic program integrated with modern technology, active community service and a wide range of clubs and activities. We are a small, multicultural community school prioritizing respect, dignity and understanding for each individual and the community as a whole.” As originally published by Kipling Collegiate Institute
Address: 25 Poynter Dr, Etobicoke, ON M9R 1K8, Canada | Telephone: 416-394-7970 | Fax: (416) 394-6228 | Website: Westway Junior School
“With a firm focus on high expectations, parental involvement and the joy of learning every child can succeed! Westway Junior School is a one level junior school (JK – 5), located east of Kipling and north of The Westway in a quiet residential neighbourhood. The school playground adjoins a large public park providing our students with plenty of opportunity to explore nature and play. Both our school’s staff and student body reflect Toronto’s diversity and we take every opportunity to celebrate our differences and commonalities. We host Gold Circle Daycare which accommodates approximately 60 children ranging in age from 2.5 -10 years.” As originally published by Westway Junior School
Address: 50 Celestine Dr, Etobicoke, ON M9R 3N3, Canada | Telephone: 416 397-2075
“C’est un grand honneur pour le personnel de l’école de recevoir 288 élèves, représentant la diversité francophone. Nous sommes fiers de leur offrir un environnement chaleureux où il fait bon apprendre. Chaque élève avec ses propres besoins et intérêts, trouvera les moyens de toujours apprendre et d’assouvir sa curiosité et son questionnement. La technologie est là pour l’appuyer dans son cheminement. L’amélioration du rendement de l’élève et le maintien de son bien-être sont les axes forts du plan d’amélioration de l’école Félix Leclerc.” As originally published by É Élém Félix-Leclerc
Address: 315 The Westway, Etobicoke, ON M9R 1H1, Canada | Telephone: (416) 394-7940| Website: Dixon Grove Junior Middle School
“Dixon Grove Junior Middle School is a K-8 school, located on the corner of Kipling Avenue and The Westway. While some of our students attend Dixon Grove starting in kindergarten, others come from Kingsview Village, Parkfield and Westway Junior Schools, joining us in Grade 6. There are approximately 690 students at Dixon Grove with 58 different home languages. Dixon Grove Junior Middle School has proudly served the community since 1960!” As originally published by Dixon Grove Junior Middle School
Address: 1 York Rd, Etobicoke, ON M9R 3C8, Canada | Telephone: (416) 394-7950 | Fax: (416) 394-6167 | Email: KingsviewVillage@tdsb.on.ca
“Kingsview Village was opened on December 16, 1956. It is a large and diverse inner city school situated in a high-density area in Etobicoke. To help students reach their full potential Kingsview was selected as a Phase II Inner City Model School in 2007. Kingsview has a collaborative culture that embraces the needs of all of our stakeholder groups. Our students are our primary focus, and we work diligently to promote their success. Our staff is a cohesive and dedicated group of professionals, who continually strive for excellence. Our community embodies all the strengths of their diverse cultural backgrounds, bringing a wealth of experiences and enriching our school culture.” As originally published by Kingsview Village Junior School
Address: 35 Saskatoon Dr, Etobicoke, ON M9P 2E8, Canada | Telephone: (416) 394-7590 | Fax: (416) 394-6324
“Valleyfield Junior School was granted its name because of our beautiful site; a combination of a large open field and a pleasant valley. The school opened in 1959 and was joined by Green Meadows and Fairhaven Junior Schools in 1978 and in 1984 respectively. We currently have 30 teaching and support staff who are dedicated to challenging each individual student to achieve high levels of academic achievement and personal success. At Valleyfield Junior School, we create a safe, secure and welcoming environment in which our children will develop leadership skills and feel empowered to be active global junior citizens.” As originally published by Valleyfield Junior School
Address: 35 Trehorne Dr, Etobicoke, ON M9P 1N8, Canada | Telephone: (416) 394-7730 | Email: Hilltop@tdsb.on.ca
“Hilltop Middle School, founded in 1958, is located in a residential neighbourhood in the Royal York and Westway area. It is a dual-track school, offering both English and French Immersion instruction. Approximately 500 students, rich in cultural and socio-economic diversity, attend Hilltop. The French Immersion program draws students from the entire West End of Toronto. Student academic success is our goal. We provide opportunities for students to achieve their maximum capacity and together with parents, we work to foster each child’s success.” As originally published by Hilltop Middle School
Address: 7585 Financial Dr, Brampton, ON L6Y 5P4, Canada | Telephone: 905 450-1106
CATHOLIC AND PRIVATE
Address: 59 Clement Rd, Etobicoke, ON M9R 1Y5, Canada | Telephone: 416-396-2845 | Fax: 416-241-4325
“Notre école accueille les élèves de la maternelle (4 ans) à la 6e année. Elle offre une éducation de qualité dans un environnement catholique de langue française. Notre communauté est très unie et impliquée, le personnel enseignant est dynamique et engagé. Nous sommes fiers de notre belle école et de notre partenariat avec la garderie « Le petit chaperon rouge ». Dès la 7e année, les élèves peuvent poursuivre leurs études en français à l’École secondaire catholique Saint-Frère-André.” As originally published by ÉÉC Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
Address: 30 Thistle Down Boulevard, Toronto, ON M9V 1H8
“En 1964, une entité francophone prenait forme dans une école anglaise pour les secteurs Étobicoke de North York. Il faudra attendre jusqu’en 1976 avant que tous les intervenants scolaires ne réalisent leur grand rêve: la construction de la première école française catholique desservant la clientèle de l’ouest de la ville de Toronto. Depuis, des milliers d’élèves ont fréquenté notre école, répondant ainsi aux besoins des parents qui sont venus chercher chez nous une éducation reposant sur les caractéristiques essentielles telles la foi chrétienne et la fierté de la langue française.” As originally published by ÉÉC Saint-Noël-Chabanel-Toronto
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
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