Seven quirky facts about Etobicoke.
Tuesday May 9th, 2023Share
The name "Etobicoke" comes from the Ojibwe word "wadoopikaang," which means a place where alder trees grow. It was later modified and anglicized over time to become "Etobicoke." The land was obtained in the contentious Toronto Purchase of 1787, in which First Nations peoples traded a large portion of Toronto land for 2,000 gun flints, 24 brass kettles, 120 mirrors, 24 laced hats, 96 gallons of rum, and a bolt of floral flannel. Long... [read more]