Business Directory


 African Caribbean Groceries
1050 Albion Rd
(647) 343-0770
Al-Falah Grocery & Halal Meat
973 Albion Rd
(416) 742-6824
Al Meezan Halal Meat & Grocery
1146-1144 Albion Road
(416) 745-1058
Dar Halal Meat Market
969 Albion Rd
(416) 745-5242
Food Basics
900 Albion Road
(416) 743-4485
India Bazaar
2645 Islington Ave
(416) 749-0505 
Macelleria Potenza
2635 Islington Ave
(416) 741-2658
New Era Mart Ltd
1148 Albion Road
(416) 740-7955
New India Grocers
2626 Islington Ave
(416) 744-3586 
Prasad Caribbean Oriental Specialty Foods Inc
1176 Albion Road
(416) 748-9822 
Westland Supermarket West Indian & Variety
963 Albion Rd
(416) 740-2637

Who Are We

Albion Islington Square is the first and only Business Improvement Area (BIA) in North Etobicoke with a volunteer Board of Management comprised of well known and reputed business owners who steer the BIA’s course of action.

To know more about see above Albion Islington Square for PDF download.

Board of Directors

  • Deputy Mayor/Councillor Ward 1 Vincent Crisanti
  • Shamsher Singh- Chairman
  • Santokh Shah-Vice Chairman
  • Seema Sudhir-Secretary
  • Prakash Khatri-Treasurer
  • Ronnie Ramsawak-Board Member
  • Atul Subedi-Board Member
  • Avinash Sharma-Board Member
  • Martin Pesev- Board Member
  • Harpreet Brar-Board Member
  • Archna Bhardwaj-Executive Director

History of Thistletown

 The area of Thistletown, in the northwest end of Toronto, Ontario, was founded by John Grubb.

In 1831, he came to the area from Edinburgh, Scotland. Grubb’s family originated in St. Andrew’s, Scotland. In 1847, he acquired the south-west, north-west and north-east corners of the current Albion Road and Islington Avenue.

In October 1847 Grubb had John Stroughton Dennis survey the land for the establishment of a village to be called St. Andrew’s. After the plan was registered, Grubb began dividing the land into village lots and subsequently in a formal way founded the village now known as Thistletown.

For more information on the history of Thistletown, refer to Evelyn Boasie’s book, Thistletown Now and Then.

Photos of then...

Courtesy of Etobicoke Historical Society

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2016 Commercial Façade Improvement Area

Newsletter 2017- Click here to view it.

Clean Toronto Together returns this April - save the dates!

The Clean Toronto Together (CTT) campaign will once again bring together Toronto's residents, students, City staff, employees of businesses, organizations, and institutions to clean Toronto.

Events will be scheduled throughout Earth Week (April 22- 27). To get involved, please save the following dates:

Corporate & School Clean-up Day - Friday April 25
Community Clean-up Days - Saturday April 26 & Sunday April 27
The Clean Toronto Together program is sponsored by GLAD, CP24, NewsTalk 1010, Toronto Star, Toronto Sun, Toronto Park People and Earth Day Canada.

By working together we can keep Toronto clean and green!

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