Islington–City Centre West is situated outside of downtown Toronto in the heart of Etobicoke, Toronto. This business district is encompassed by Rathburn Road, Islington Avenue, Bloor Street and Mimico Creek. The diverse region spans industrial areas and picturesque residential suburbs. Islington serves as a prime shopping hub and quaint tourist destination driven by commerce and retail.
The prime attractions of Islington are major shopping locations including Sherway Gardens and Cloverdale Mall. Parks and playgrounds serve as moderate provisions of green space, and additional highlights include restaurants and cafes such as Dimpflmeier Bakery, Bier Market and Apache Gardens. Parks and trails make for plentiful hiking and strolling activities.
Islington–City Centre West is easily accessible by car with proximity to Highway 427 and Queen Elizabeth Way. The Kipling Station serves as the hub of public transportation connecting the GO Train to the Bloor subway line. Walking is a popular form of transit around the area.
The 1950s served as the initial period of urbanisation in Etobicoke with incorporation finally allocating a separation from the County of York which then allowed Islington to be included in the Toronto Metropolitan area. The Bloor-Danforth line extension supplemented additional residential growth in the area with the enhancement of transportation and access.