Rexdale is an informally-defined district of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located north-west of the central core, in the former suburb of Etobicoke. Rexdale defines an area of several official neighbourhoods north of Highway 401 and east of Kipling Avenue. Rexdale was originally a post World War II residential development within Etobicoke, and today is applied to a general area from Malton and Toronto Pearson International Airport in the City of Mississauga to the west, Highway 401 to the south, Steeles Avenue to the north, and the Humber River to the east. It is centred around Rexdale Boulevard and Islington Avenue.
Rexdale was named after local developer Rex Heslop. He represented the area's first residential real estate developer, by building the original suburb north of Highway 401 and east of Kipling Avenue. Rexdale evolved into a suburb of Toronto starting in the late 1950s. Rexdale started with a large English and Scottish population, before evolving into a multicultural neighbourhood in the following decades. The population of Rexdale, according to the 2006 Census, is 94,469 living in 30,238 households. The population grows at a rate comparable to surrounding communities. Rexdale is home to the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), Humber College, University of Guelph-Humber, Woodbine Centre shopping mall, and Woodbine Racetrack.
Rivercrest Junior School - a public elementary school located at 30 Harefield Drive, near the Humber River, between Kipling Avenue and Islington Avenue. Since 1956, second and third generations of families have continued to be part of the Rivercrest community.
West Humber Junior Middle School
Humberwood Downs Junior Middle Academy - a public school in Humberwood, located in western Rexdale
North Kipling Junior Middle School
Elmbank Junior Middle School
Previously Marian Academy was located in Rexdale, within an area that, in 2001, was the poorest area of Rexdale.