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Former city (pop., 2001: 338,117), southeastern Ontario, Canada. In 1998 it joined the cities of North York, Scarborough, York, and Toronto and the borough of East York to become the City of Toronto. Etobicoke occupies an area of 48 sq mi (124 sq km); it was established in 1967 through the amalgamation of the township of Etobicoke and several surrounding municipalities. Its name is derived from an Indian word meaning place where the alders grow.
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