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LIVING IN RATHWOOD

 

The Rathwood neighbourhood is located in the central east part of Mississauga. This neighbourhood is bordered by the Etobicoke Creek to the east, highway 403 to the north and Burnhamthorpe Road to the south. This is a well-established, stable residential areas with an abundance of parkland, a mix of dwelling types, community infrastructure and services. The main hub of this neighbourhood is centred around Dixie Road and Burnhamthorpe Road East. This intersection includes places of religious assembly, the Rockwood Mall shopping centre, high density residential housing, office uses and a nearby library and community centre.

 

HISTORY OF RATHWOOD

 

Rathwood began as a farming community in the 1800s. The closest village and commercial centre was Dixie to the south. The present day neighbourhood was planned in the 1950s. Most of the development in Rathwood took place in the 1960s and 70s.

 

HOMES IN RATHWOOD

 

Rathwood’s housing stock consists mostly of single- detached homes built between 1960 and 1980, with moderate size lots. Also in this housing mix are semi-detached homes, townhomes, and apartment buildings that are dispersed throughout the neighbourhood. Streets are moderate to wide, and typically have sidewalk space on at least one side of the road.

 

LIFESTYLE IN RATHWOOD

 

Rockwood Mall is a 300,000 sq. ft. enclosed community shopping centre and adjacent plaza located at 4141 Dixie Road at Burnhamthorpe Road. This community shopping centre is anchored by Food Basics, Winners, HomeSense, Shoppers Drug Mart, Rona, Chuck E. Cheese’s, Dollarama, The Beer Store, Burger King, three banks and features a variety of other national retailers and services that meet the needs of the community.

 

RECREATION IN RATHWOOD

 

Burnhamthorpe Community Centre located at 1500 Gulled Drive, includes a gymnasium that hosts multiple sports leagues and fitness programs as well as an auditorium, youth room, and multi-purpose rooms. This community facility also includes an outdoor ice rink, and an indoor pool with six lanes.

 

Rathwood District park has a softball and baseball diamond as well as a soccer field and children’s playground.

 

ARTS IN RATHWOOD

 

Burnhamthorpe Community Centre located at 1500 Gulled Drive, includes a gymnasium that hosts multiple sports leagues and fitness programs as well as an auditorium, youth room, and multi-purpose rooms. This community facility also includes an outdoor ice rink, and an indoor pool with six lanes.

 

Rathwood District park has a softball and baseball diamond as well as a soccer field and children’s playground.

 

TRANSPORTATION IN RATHWOOD

 

Burnhamthorpe Community Centre located at 1500 Gulled Drive, includes a gymnasium that hosts multiple sports leagues and fitness programs as well as an auditorium, youth room, and multi-purpose rooms. This community facility also includes an outdoor ice rink, and an indoor pool with six lanes.

Rathwood District park has a softball and baseball diamond as well as a soccer field and children’s playground.