Etobicoke Civic Centre

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Etobicoke Civic Centre
Etobicoke Civic Centre.jpg
General information
Location 399 The West Mall
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M9C 2Y2
Coordinates 43°38′38″N 79°33′56″W / 43.64389°N 79.56556°W / 43.64389; -79.56556Coordinates: 43°38′38″N 79°33′56″W / 43.64389°N 79.56556°W / 43.64389; -79.56556
Completed 1958
Owner City of Toronto
Technical details
Floor count 1

The Etobicoke Civic Centre in the Eatonville neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, once housed the municipal government of the former City of Etobicoke. The building was built in 1958 to replace the single storey brick Township of Etobicoke Municipal Hall at 4946 Dundas Street (now Fox and a Fiddle pub). A cenotaph was constructed in 1968 in memory of those who gave their lives in World War I (1914 - 1918), World War II (1939 - 1945), and the Korean War (1950 - 1953).[1] Adjacent to the Cenotaph, a provincial plaque commemorating Corporal Frederick George Topham, V.C., an Etobicoke war Hero was erected in 1980.[2]

Etobicoke was amalgamated into the City of Toronto in 1998, and the building no longer serves as a city hall.

Located on The West Mall in central Etobicoke, the building is used as a meeting place for the Etobicoke community council[3] a committee of councillors representing wards in the area that makes recommendations on local matters to the full city council.[4] The building also houses a number of local municipal departments and services. A farmers' market operates from spring to fall yearly.

The civic centre lacks any formal public space; it is surrounded by other buildings and parking lots with some trees and patches of lawns. The historic 'Applewood' Shaver House across the street is used for weddings.

Vandalism[edit]

A lone male entered the Civic Centre and caused damaged to the building exterior and interior as well as City vehicles on March 28 or 29, 2016.[5]

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Preceded by
Township of Etobicoke Municipal Hall (c. 1927)
Etobicoke Civic Centre
1958–1997
Succeeded by
Toronto City Hall