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The Kingsway - Islington

The Kingsway on Toronto's far west side was planned to be "a little bit of England far from England" by lawyer and developer Robert Home Smith who planned the neighbourhood in the early 1900s. Leafy and idyllic, the neighbourhood was based on Garden City principals and many of the homes are in the Arts and Crafts style. Bloor Street's mix of pubs, restaurants and services keep the area walkable and the proximity to natural areas make quick city escapes possible. Nearby and centred along Dundas is Islington (sometimes known as the "Six-Points") and is a mix of bunglows and historic buildings including Montgomery's Inn, one of the City of Toronto's museums. The "Historic Village of Islington" Business Improvement Area has sponsored an ambitious mural program throughout Islington's shopping area along Dundas, illustrating the deep roots this community has.