The Centennial Park neighbourhood is located at the western edge of the City of Toronto. It is bordered on the east by Highway 427, to the north by Pearson International Airport and to the west by Centennial Park and the Etobicoke River Valley.
This neighbourhood is home to people from a wide range of cultural backgrounds and levels of income. It has many fine attributes including an abundance of parkland, a diverse housing stock, a local library, an excellent selection of public and separate schools and convenient access to shopping and transportation.
The requisite car culture and distance from the city’s steady hum give the neighbourhood the calm feel of a bedroom community. Although many older people remain in the area, the numerous schools and spacious homes are attracting considerable attention from families looking to grow. The Centennial area earned blue chip status in 2009, recording some of the highest solid gains in home values in Canada. Since then, prices have held steady in the neighbourhood of ranch-style bungalows and two-storey homes. Residents report that the nearby airport isn’t too noisy and even livens up the view from the top of the Centennial Park skiing hill.
Recreation in Centennial Park
Centennial Park is a regional park that includes 525 acres of recreational facilities. This enormous park has indoor hockey arenas, ski hills, a public golf course, a Mini-Indy track, tennis courts, a 2200 seat stadium, playing fields, a pond with paddleboats, picnic sites and a greenhouse. Centennial Park is also the home of the Etobicoke Olympium, a multi-purpose recreational facility that is known for its aquatics, rhythmic gymnastics and aerobics programs. The Etobicoke Olympium also features its own fitness club and pro shop.
Local parks in this community include Elmbrook Park which has a large children’s playground and is also the home of the Elmbrook Public Library. Wellsworth Park and Broadacres Park each contain children’s playgrounds and a baseball diamond. Eringate Park has baseball diamonds, a children’s playground and an outdoor pool.
Transportation in Centennial Park
Bus Service along Eglinton Avenue, The West Mall, and Rathburn and Burnhamthorpe Roads provide passengers with connecting routes to Go Transit and TTC stations.
Motorists enjoy convenient access to Highway 427 from the Eglinton, Rathburn, and Burnhamthorpe on-ramps. This highway provides connecting routes to Toronto’s network of commuter highways. The Pearson International Airport on-ramps are also located off of Highway 427, just a few minutes from this neighbourhood.