|Mimico, Toronto, Ontario|
Location of Mimico within Toronto
|Merged||1953 into Metropolitan Toronto|
|1998 into Toronto|
|- MP||Michael Ignatieff|
|- MPP||Laurel Broten|
|- Councillor||Mark Grimes|
Mimico is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page It is located in the western section, in the former City of Etobicoke and was a former independent municipality. It is bounded by the Gardiner Expressway to the north, Lake Ontario to the south, the Humber River on the Eastslightly west of Mimico Creek to the east, and Dwight Avenue and the CNR and CPR tracks to the west. The Frederick G Gardiner Expressway, known locally as " the Gardiner " is an expressway connecting downtown Toronto, Ontario, Lake Ontario is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. Its populace range from upper-middle to working class. Architecturally, homes in Mimico range from grand lake side estates to bungalows built in the 1920s to 1940s.
The name Mimico is derived from a Mississaugas word omiimiikaa meaning "abundant with Wild Pigeons" (c. f. 19th century Mississaugas omiimii, "pigeon") referring to passenger pigeons. The passenger pigeon ( Ectopistes migratorius) or wild pigeon was a species of pigeon that was once the most common Bird in North America The area known as "Mimico" originally extended up to Dundas Street West. By 1858 a Mimico post office had been opened near the mouth of Mimico Creek on Lake Ontario. A post office is a facility authorized by a Postal system for the posting receipt sorting handling transmission or delivery of Mail. The northernmost part of the Mimico area adopted the name Islington. Islington-City Centre West is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, located in the former city of Etobicoke.
In the early 1900s, Mimico was known as a summer retreat for Toronto's wealthy. Mimico and the other lakeshore communities west of the Humber River were eventually linked by an independent streetcar line, which was intended to link with a line from Hamilton. A tram, tramcar, trolley, trolley car, or streetcar is a railborne vehicle, of lighter weight and construction than a Train Hamilton (ˈhæməltən ( 2006 population 504559 UA population 647634 CMA population However, the eastern end was never completed past Port Credit, and the local line merged with the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) in 1922. Port Credit (pop 10260 - 2001 Census is found at the mouth of the Credit River on the north shore of Lake Ontario, within the southcentral area of the city of The Toronto Transit Commission ( TTC) is a Public transport authority that operates Buses streetcars, subways and Rapid transit
In 1953 Mimico became one of thirteen cities and towns in the new Metropolitan Toronto. The Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto was the senior level of Municipal government in the Toronto, Ontario, Canada, area from 1954 to In 1967, the Town of Mimico merged with two other lakeshore communities (the Town of New Toronto and the Village of Long Branch) and the Township of Etobicoke to form the Borough of Etobicoke, later the City of Etobicoke (1984). The City, in turn, merged (1998) with Metro Toronto's five other municipalities into the new City of Toronto. A megacity is generally defined as a Metropolitan area with a total Population in excess of 10 million people Today Mimico is connected to Toronto's downtown core by a GO train station located off of Royal York Road and bus and streetcar services provided by the TTC. Mimico GO Station is a train station in the GO Transit network located in Mimico, Ontario in Canada. Royal York Road is a north-south Arterial road in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
In September 2007, Toronto Life magazine named Mimico one of five up and coming pockets of Toronto due to gentrification. According to Toronto Life, "The gorgeous lake view is one thing. What seals the deal are suburb-sized lots, ball hockey games on quiet avenues and a palpable sense of getting away from it all. " Recreation options in Mimico include the Mimico Tennis Club, the Mimico Cruising Club and the Etobicoke Yacht Club. The first phase of the Mimico Linear Park, opening in Spring 2008 will connect three small parks with cobblestone beaches, boardwalks and sand dunes and, once the second phase of the park is completed, connect with Humber Bay Park and the Martin Goodman Trail in the east. 
Prominent natives of Mimico include Sir Ernest MacMillan and David Ernest Hornell, recipients of the Order of Canada and Victoria Cross, respectively. Sir Ernest Alexander Campbell MacMillan CC ( August 18, 1893; died May 6, 1973) was an internationally renowned Canadian David Ernest Hornell VC (26 January 1910 - 24 June 1944 was a Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for The Order of Canada is the highest civilian honour within the Canadian system of honours, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the order's Latin See below the section "Separate Commonwealth awards" Note that since During the 1950s, the Canadian standup comedy team, Wayne & Shuster, who appeared frequently on the Ed Sullivan Show, performed a routine about a fictional hockey team they called the Mimico Mice. Wayne and Shuster were a Canadian comedy duo formed by Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster which was active professionally from the early 1940s until The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television Variety show that ran from June 20, 1948 to June 6, Hockey player Brendan Shanahan is a Mimico native, and played both hockey and lacrosse at a young age in Mimico Arena, a staple of the area. Brendan Frederick Shanahan (born 23 January 1969 in Mimico, Ontario) is a Canadian professional Ice hockey right wing Hockey is any of a family of Sports in which two teams compete by trying to maneuver a Ball, or a hard round rubber or heavy plastic disc called a puck Lacrosse is a full contact Team sport played using a solid rubber ball and long handled racket called a crosse or Lacrosse stick. Musician, survival enthusiast and filmmaker Les Stroud, host of Discovery Channel's Survivorman, was also born in Mimico. Survivalism is a commonly used term for the Preparedness strategy and subculture of individuals or groups anticipating and making preparations for future possible disruptions Les Stroud (Born October 20, 1961 in Mimico, Ontario Biography After graduating from Mimico High School in 1980 Stroud Discovery Channel is an American Satellite and Cable TV channel (also delivered via IPTV, Terrestrial television and Survivorman is a Canadian-produced television program broadcast in Canada on the Outdoor Life Network (OLN and in the United States and internationally
Although it takes the name, the Mimico Correctional Centre is actually not located in this neighbourhood, but rather further west along Evans Ave. The Mimico Correctional Centre is a provincial medium-security correctional facility for adult male Inmates serving a sentence of 2-years-less-a-day or
Toronto, Ontario, Canada is called "the city of neighbourhoods" because of the strength and vitality of its many communities