The First Nations People originally knew Mimico as “Omineca,” meaning “the resting place of the wild pigeons.” The Passenger Pigeon is now an extinct species whose memory lives on in the name of this community.
Mimico is the gateway to Toronto’s west-end waterfront neighbourhoods. This established community is well known for its scenic lakefront parks and excellent recreational facilities. Mimico is within a short commute of downtown Toronto and features its own Go Transit train station located on Royal York Road.
Mimico residents come out in droves to show their community spirit at several local events, including the annual “Lakeshore Community Festival” and the Etobicoke-Lakeshore Christmas Parade. There is also an annual “Mimico Festival” held every August in Amos Waites Park. A kite flying contest always follows this event had the next day at Humber Bay Park.