Etobicoke [i tō′bi kō΄]〚ult. < Ojibwa (? Wahdobekaug or Wadopikang), place where the black alders grow〛city in SE Ontario, Canada: part of metropolitan Toronto: pop. 329,000
* * *With the cities of North York, Scarborough, York, and Toronto and the borough of East York, it forms the municipality of Metropolitan Toronto. Etobicoke occupies an area of 49 sq mi (127 sq km); it was established in 1967 through the amalgamation of the township of Etobicoke, the towns of New Toronto and Mimico, and the village of Long Branch. Its name is an Indian word meaning "place where the alders grow."
* * *former city (1967–98), southeastern Ontario, Canada. In 1998 it amalgamated with the cities of North York, Scarborough, York, and Toronto and the borough of East York to become the City of Toronto. Etobicoke was established in 1967 through amalgamation of the township of Etobicoke (incorporated 1851) and several surrounding municipalities. The name Etobicoke, derived from an Indian word meaning “place where the alders grow,” was originally given to Etobicoke Creek. There are about 1,600 acres (650 hectares) of parks. Industries are diversified and include a large tire and rubber plant. Area 48 square miles (124 square km).
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