Centered around the intersection of Islington Avenue and Albion Road, the Thistletown | Beaumonde area is a residential suburb next door to Rexdale in the Etobicoke neighbourhood. With the branches of the Humber River surrounding it, the tree-lined streets of Thistletown showcase mostly detached houses with green front lawns and a quiet family-friendly vibe. It’s an area that has yet to fully bloom with new Toronto condos, but that is likely to change as people continue to move away from downtown to find more affordable homes.
The center of the action is Islington and Albion, the site of the original village planned in 1847; it is home to several shopping plazas, grocery stores, and specialty boutiques. Not far from Humber College North Campus, it is a smart neighbourhood for students and educators looking for Etobicoke condos sale, with local entertainments like Rexdale Bowlerama and the nearby Woodbine Racetrack for added excitement. Definitely a positive space for families, there are many schools and great parks like Albion Gardens and Beaumonde Heights. For outdoor rec-and-leisure, the natural green spaces of the Humber River Valley surround the Thistletown | Beaumonde area, with a 5.5 km paved walking and biking path.
For connection to the rest of the city, there are bus routes along Albion and Islington, south to the Bloor-Danforth Subway line. Drivers will have any easy go of it, with Highway 427 and 401 nearby for trips north and south of Toronto.