This quite niegbourhood's name was derived from Etobicoke - which was originally a native word meaning "place where the alder trees grow." A fitting name for such a leafy, green neighbourhood. 

Alderwood is a very family oriented neighbourhood, where many residents have lived there for decades, raising their families. It is a place where neighbours usually know eachother by name, a place where it is easy to feel at home. It has the perks of living in a suburban neighbourhood (space, greenery, lot sizes, detached homes) but still has great access to the inner city with the Gardiner Expy and 427 close by.

If you are a nature enthusiast, the best area to live in Alderwood would be by the Etobicoke Creek, where the nature and wildlife would almost make you forget you were close to the city!

Notable Amenities at Alderwood:

1. Schools and Education: Sir Adam Beck Junior School, Lanor Junior Middle School, St. Ambrose Elementary Catholic School.

2. Food and Restaurants: Woody's Burger Bar and Grill, The Empanada Company, Il Paesano Pizzeria & Restaurant, Burrito Boyz, OBQ Burger, etc.

3. Leisure and Recreation: Alderwood Pool, Etobicoke Valley Park, Sir Adam Beck Centre

Getting to Alderwood by Public Transit

Bus routes in this neighbourhood are: Purple Viva Bus Line 3, Orange Viva Line 23, Pink Line 160