This often overlooked pocket of Etobicoke is also one of my personal favourites. The boundaries of the area include The Queensway, Mimico Creek, Bloor St., and Islington Avenue. The Sunnylea area is technically within the boundaries of this region, but is often treated like a different entity due to it's unique blend of houses and it's location near Bloor St.
Stonegate-Queensway was largely developed just after the Second World War and is known for it's tree-lined streets on very large lots for an urban area. This region was really some of the first regions of "suburbia" that were built to supply affordable housing to the rapidly growing population. The housing stock consists everything from small "post war houses" to large custom built homes. Recently the pace of rebuilding has accelerated due to the low taxes in the region combined with very large lot sizes. The area is most definitely "up and coming" and has seen impressive gains in housing valuations over the past few years. Residents are known for carefully maintaining their properties and looking out for their neighbours. This area represents a rare opportunity for real value in an over-heated Toronto Real Estate Market.
The area has an abundance of excellent schools including what many consider to be the best daycare in the city in Le Petit Chaperone Rouge. This French daycare offers small class sizes and the chance for pre-schoolers to easily learn a second language. The Etobicoke School of the Arts is located on Royal York Road and has excellent EQAO scores and obviously excels at the Arts. Members of the well known international bands Broken Social Scene and Metric got their start here for example. The Catholic High School, Bishop Allen, is also considered an excellent school. The Norseman School also provides a solid educational experience in English as does St. Marguerite D'Youville in the French language.
This region is served by regular bus service on Royal York and Islington Avenue both of which reach the Bloor-Danforth Subway line in under 5 minutes. The urban core is also easily reached in 15 minutes by car (if there is no congestion) and the 427 and Black Creek Drive both provide rapid routing in order to travel north of the city.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you any questions about the area.