Thistletown is a part of the Rexdale community. It was originally called St Andrew's and was initially planned for John Grubb around 1841. It was named Thistletown in honour of Dr. William Thistle, the doctor of the village by his son. It is a culturally diverse community, which is consists mainly of the intersection of Albion Road and Islington Avenue. The rustic beauty of Humber River Valley lands adds to the unique charm of Thistletown.
Having many outstanding neighbourhood landmarks such as the "Anga's Farm" located at 89 Benfield Drive, Thistletown has been the ideal choice for many raising their families. “Village Green” is another fantastic landmark behind the Thistletown Multi Service Centre on Albion Road. The Thistletown fair, a famous sight is held every first Saturday in June. The Multi Service Centre houses a daycare and seniors centre along with parks and recreational programs. Thistletown features the Franklin Carmichael Art Centre that organizes many art programs for all age groups. It also has an active business association called the Albion Islington Square BIA. It holds a street festival in Thistletown every year.