New Toronto’s history dates back to the 1890s, when it was planned as a working town. This plan became a reality in 1906 when the Grand Trunk Railway opened repair shops, a roundhouse, and a freight yard in New Toronto.
New Toronto is located along Toronto’s western beaches. It is a neighbourhood in transition as the industrial corridor located at the north end of the area has recently been converted to residential zoning.
The industry is gradually moving out of New Toronto, and plans are underway for new home developments in this part of the neighbourhood.
At present, New Toronto is home to residents from a wide mix of cultures and incomes and includes a large seniors population. Some of the selling features of this neighbourhood are the bicycle trail, convenient TTC and Go Transit service, affordable homes, and quick access to downtown Toronto via Lake Shore Boulevard.