is part of the Rexdale
neighbourhood in the northwestern area of Etobicoke
, in the City of Toronto
. Some new residents to Toronto and new immigrants to Canada are attracted to this neighbourhood, mainly because there is a large amount of affordable public housing
. It is named after the former village of Smithfield that was located at the intersection of Albion and Martin Grove.
The neighbourhood covers the residential areas of Etobicoke north of the west branch of the Humber River
and west of Kipling Avenue
. The west and north of the neighbourhood are large industrial areas. For social purposes, the city identifies the neighbourhood as Mount Olive-Silverstone-Jamestown
, named for three streets in the area. Mount Olive is the name given to the area north of Albion Road between Kipling and Martin Grove. Jamestown is the part of the community south of Albion between Kipling and Martin Grove. Silverstone covers the area west of Martin Grove and north of Finch. The northernmost section of the neighbourhood, above the hydro right of way, is known as South Steeles. The western projection of the area running along the south side of Finch is known as Woodbine Downs.
The community, once home to a large Anglo-Saxon population, experienced a large influx of citizens from Eastern Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean. The impact of the various cultures has led to a communal diversity that can be said to be unparallelled in any area of such small size. The... Read More