4918 Dundas St. W.
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Ontario Tourism Region : Greater Toronto Area
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- Pop. 295,215. In the Mun. of Metropolitan Toronto on the Humber R. and L. Ontario on the W side of Toronto.
- The name is pronounced without the 'k' and is a First Nations Peoples name meaning 'the place where the alders grow.'
- French explorer Etienne Brule, the first white visitor, camped here with a party of
- Etobicoke was included in the 250,808-acre (101,577 ha) Toronto Purchase by Deputy Surveyor-General John Collins who paid £1,700 to three chiefs of the Missisauga Indians in 1787.
- By 1791, Jean¬Baptiste Rousseaux (1758-1812) had built a trading post at the mouth of the Humber R. Etobicoke became an organized township in 1792 and was completely settled by 1851.
- The post office was established in 1832. The Borough of Etobicoke was formed from the towns of New Toronto and Mimico, the village of Long Branch, and the T. of Etobicoke. It became a city in 1983.
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