Rexdale is a informally-defined district, located north-west of the central core. The district is centered on Rexdale Boulevard and Islington Avenue. It is named after the real estate developer Rex Heslop, who purchased the farmland back in 1955. The initial residents were mostly English and Scottish. Rexdale evolved as a multicultural dwelling over the next few decades. According to a 2006 census report, there are approximately 94,469 inhabitants living in about 30,238 households. The Rexdale residents have a strong history of sharing a great community spirit.
The Rexdale area is buffered by the beauty of West Humber River Valley in the north while by an industrial corridor in the south. The Rexdale Community Health Centre provides a wide range of medical facilities to the residents of Rexdale. Also the Rexdale Community Hub serves people of Rexdale with employment and cultural services. Many schools and other educational institutions are present, which offer great educational services for the people of Rexdale. All these facilities combined together with the natural surroundings, make it a wonderful choice for so many people looking for an amazing community. Canadian Standards Association, University of Guelph-Humber, Humber College, Woodbine Racetrack and Woodbine Centre shopping mall are also located in Rexdale.
This peaceful neighbourhood features diverse retail opportunities, fascinating cultural sights and pleasant natural areas.