Etobicoke is the western portion of the City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with an official population of 338,117 as measured by the 2001 Census. It is bordered on the south by Lake Ontario, on the east by the Humber River, on the west by the city of Mississauga, and on the north by the city of Vaughan.
Etobicoke has the lowest population density out of the former cities and boroughs that currently make up the city of Toronto. This is mainly due to its vast expanses of industrial lands. Several major freeways are routed through the area, making the area ideal for automobile-based transportation. Public transit does not serve the area well, with few rapid transit connections.
Many exceptions to Toronto's gridded street matrix are found in Etobicoke. A number of overpasses and awkward intersections, such as Bloor/Kipling/Dundas West, have been created in an effort to reconcile the grid with these planning anomalies.
Public schools in Etobicoke are overseen by the Toronto District School Board. High schools include Central Etobicoke High School, Etobicoke Collegiate Institute, founded in 1928, Kipling Collegiate Institute, Lakeshore Collegiate Institute, Martingrove Collegiate Institute, North Albion Collegiate Institute, Richview Collegiate Institute, founded in 1958, Silverthorn Collegiate Institute, Thistletown Collegiate Institute, West Humber Collegiate Institute, founded in 1966, and the specialist Etobicoke School of the Arts, founded in 1983, Scarlett Heights Entrepreneurial Academy.
The area is also home to the local Etobicoke & District Cricket League. Etobicoke has a local soccer team known as the Etobicoke Football Club. It is also home to the Etobicoke Kangaroos Australian rules football club, participating in the Ontario Australian Football League. In addition it is home to the Etobicoke Ringette Association, competing in the Central Ontario Ringette League. Etobicoke Canucks is in Greater Toronto Hockey League.