Mimico's founding families were mostly farmers arriving in the mid 1800s. soonafter, a subdivision was planned, advertising that Mimico was only '8 minutes' from Toronto by train. That's pretty ambitious even by today's standards.
The strip along Lake Shore Boulevard east of Park Lawn, formerly a strip of motels, became an area of numerous condominium apartment buildings. This strip is now commonly referred to as 'Park Lawn' or 'Humber Bay Shores'.
Lake Shore Blvd. West is also home to many Eastern European Delicatessen, independent stores and bakeries, giving the area an Eastern European atmospher