Scarborough the area east of Toronto, which was forgotten by Torontonians for being a poor cousin of Toronto, has changed a lot and is appearing as the hottest spot for growth in the GTA. Houses for sale in Scarborough will continue to be in strong demand due to the buyers moving out of Toronto core and exploring amazing Scarborough neighbourhoods like Port Union, Centennial, Guildwood, Cliffcrest and many more.
Commuters working in downtown Toronto find that Scarborough offers excellent transportation to and from the city. Owning real estate in Scarborough is also a sensible investment choice given the quality schools,vibrant community life and easy access to Toronto.
For buyers who are not familiar with Scarborough Neighbourhoods for them the name Scarborough conjures up an image of street gangs and drugs and they dread the question,Why not Scarborough ? Yes I agree that every pocket is not perfect , but is that also not true of any part in Toronto. When we say North York, do you think crime, No, But still Jane and Finch is a North York neighborhood.
Scarborough is the biggest municipality of amalgamated Toronto, with the highest density of apartments, hence also a home of the biggest immigrant community in GTA. Scarborough neighborhoods are the best place to call yourself home and I can give you thousand reasons for that,
1 - Easy access to Downtown by TTC - Go Transit - RT Line
2- University of Toronto has a campus in Scarborough
3- Centennial college has two campuses in Scarborough and still expanding
4- Scarborough has been declared as the most greenest in GTA
5- Toronto Zoo is in Scarborough
6- Toronto landmarks Bluffers Park and Rouge Park are in Scarborough.
7- Scarborough is the most populated of all areas in Toronto, hence more business and affordability.
8- According to Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair "[42 Division is] the safest division in the city"; this division includes north Scarborough.
9- Big companies like Toyota, CTV, ESPN, Honda, Telus , have headquarters in Scarborough.
10-Scarborough town center is Canada's 8th biggest mall.
I can show you neighborhoods in Scarborough , which are like hidden jewels , in respect of price, affordability and raising families. Communities like Port Union, Steeles, Dorset Park, Highland Creek , Guildwood give you the world class living.Come and drive through Scarborough neighbourhoods and you will see it is a home for thousands of families who have the same dreams, hopes and enjoy a life standard that beats the whole of GTA.
Please browse through all the neighbourhouds in Scarborough and Call Tom to view any homes for sale.
Scarborough has a unique and exciting life to offer ,lot of new immigrants to Ontario choose Scarborough because of the easy access to Downtown Toronto ,cheaper affordable rents ,lot of ethnic shops, you feel at home as even if you do not speak a single word of English you will find somebody at the store,bank or TTC to speak your language. Scarborough offers a unique blend of luxury living on the lakefront and fast life of the city at Scarborough Town Centre condos .Scarborough has wide variety of housing available from Bungalows to 2 story homes to town houses and condos , fitting every budget.
Agincourt is a very diverse community in Scarborough , the eastern portion of Toronto , Ontario , Canada . It is located along Sheppard Avenue between Kennedy and Markham Roads (north-south includes lands between Highway 401 and Finch Avenue ). It is often tongue-in-cheek referred to as "Asian-court" by Torontonians due to the overwhelming Chinese and East Asian immigrant population residing there.
The village of Agincourt was officially founded with the establishment of the Agincourt post office, opened in June 1858 by John Hill. The name of the settlement was after Agincourt in northern France and was intended to satisfy a French Canadian Post Office Department bureaucrat who demanded that Hill give his settlement a French name. The original crossroads of Agincourt is located at Midland Avenue and Sheppard and served a rural agricultural population.
A Presbyterian church was built on the north-east corner, which is today's Knox United Church. In addition, a school was built, which has evolved over time into Agincourt Junior Public School (primary) and Agincourt Collegiate Institute (secondary, founded 1915), both part of the Toronto District School Board.
Two railway stations were constructed in the second half of the 19th century at Agincourt, one located just west of the original crossroads. This station, on the Canadian National Railways line heading north from the Scarborough Junction at the Toronto - Montréal mainline, greatly improved access. This line still exists today as a route on the Greater Toronto Area GO Transit commuter rail system, and the Agincourt Station carries many commuters on the Stouffville line. CP Rail runs diagonally through the area, and branches out east of the former village, to serve Peterborough, Ontario, and Montreal. CP built a marshalling yard between McCowan and Markham Roads in the 1960s.
Bendale, also called Cedarbrae, is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Bendale is located in the eastern part of Toronto, Scarborough. Formerly the Borough of Scarborough, and later the City of Scarborough, it was merged with five other municipalities and a regional government to form the new "City of Toronto" in 1998.
A section of the neighbourhood is known as the "Ben Jungle", located north of Lawrence Avenue between McCowan and Bellamy Roads, where all the street names begin with Ben. Examples include:
Clairlea-Birchmount is a neighbourhood in the city of Toronto, but more specifically Scarborough. The neighbourhood is bounded by Eglinton to the North, Birchmount to the East (although it follows St. Clair to the railway tracks), Mack Ave to the South and Victoria Park Ave to the West.
Clairlee-Birchmount is a middle income neighbourhood that features many affordable homes and mature streets. The Warden Woods ravine is a the landmark of the neighbourhood, offering some downtown nature.
People There is a large Filipino contingency in this neighbourhood, at least compared to the rest of the city (8%) and a correspondingly large number of residents who speak Tagalog. The neighbourhood is quite diverse from languages spoken to religions practiced which is typical in the city of Toronto
Cliffside is a community in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, located along the Scarborough Bluffs. Its boundaries are Kennedy Road to the west (where Kingston and Danforth Rd. merge), St. Clair Avenue East to the north, Brimley Road to the east, and the Bluffs on the lakeshore to the south. Cliffside is home to a number of retail plazas and strip malls on the south side. The north side is dominated by smaller store fronts with apartments above them, and automotive businesses. The population is comprised of a large number of those with ancestral backgrounds from the British Isles: English 19.8% Scottish 14.4% Irish 11.8%, totalling 46% (source: 2001 Census).
Along Kingston Road, on the commercial strip, many colourful murals are painted on the walls of businesses.
Cliffcrest is a neighbourhood in the city of Toronto, more specifically it is located in Scarborough. The neighbourhood runs along Lake Ontario to the South and is bordered by Midland Ave to the West, the CNR Railway to the North and Bellamy Rd to the East.
The name Cliffcrest is in reference to the Scarborough Bluffs, which are land formations along the waters edge. The neighbourhood feels much more like being at the cottage than being in Canada's largest and most densely populated city. The Bluffs, which are sandy cliffs, look over both Lake Ontario and the swans and other wildlife that lie below.
For a cottage in the city the average value of homes is only middle of the pack, making it affordable by Toronto standards. Most homes are single detached houses with a high ownership rate. There are fewer high or low rise buildings in this area.
Dorset Park is a neighbourhood in the city of Toronto (Scarborough). The neighbourhod is bordered by Highway 401 to the North, Midland Ave to the East, Flora Dr to the South and Birchmount Rd to the West.
Dorset Park is a middle income neighbourhood. The houses are relatively inexpensive, however, half of the neighbourhood lives in high rise buildings. The majority of the housing was built in the 50's and includes bungalows and smaller 1 or 2 floor homes and row houses.
Guildwood, often called "Guildwood Village", is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located along the Scarborough Bluffs, south of Kingston Road, from Morningside Avenue in the east to the end of Sylvan Avenue in the west. At the heart of the village is the Guild Inn, a former arts centre and hotel inside Guildwood Park, which is operated by the City of Toronto. The Inn was closed in 2001, however, plans to revive the Inn are well underway Guildwood village was developed around the Inn, starting in 1957 with the famous "Avenue of Homes" display of upscale homes. The community introduced a number of new ideas in subdivision design, including winding roads and cul-de-sacs to reduce through traffic, and underground power and phone lines. The subdivision was also entered through the former gates of the Toronto, Stanley Barracks, which had been salvaged and re-erected at the entrance to Guildwood Village after the barracks were demolished in 1953. These gates, now called the "Guildwood Gates" still provide a unique and grand entrance to the community.
The Guild Inn is home to many movies such as "The Skulls" and the neighbourhood is used by TV shows such as "Odyssey 5".
Highland Creek is a river in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. It is home to several species of fish including trout, carp, and bass. It empties into Lake Ontario south of Lawrence Avenue between Beechgrove Avenue and Port Union Road at the extreme eastern end of the Scarborough Bluffs. It is a meandering river which, like most rivers in Toronto (including the Don River and Humber River), travels through a glacial ravine formed after the last Ice Age. It and its tributaries are almost entirely within the old City of Scarborough, and it provides the watershed for most of the central part of the city.
Due to development in Scarborough, which has substantially increased the amount of water that historically travelled through the river, there are a number of artificial diversions to decrease erosion and guide the river past obstacles. For example, there are a large number of areas where the river is lined with rock cages. There are small dams to even out the flow in areas where upstream storage reservoirs are possible, increasing its depth. The river travels through culverts under some major streets. In addition, many of the city's storm sewers exit into the river. Highland Creek forms a large number of interconnected parks which have a system of paved bike and walking paths. As a result of these numerous channel modification projects, mostly implimented in the 1960s and 1970s, much of the creek does not follows its natural path. This is in contrast to the Rouge River , which has fewer in-stream barriers and extensive riparian and floodplain vegetation, and where a wider variety of wildlife, including some climax forest species, can be found.
Highland Creek historically formed a natural barrier to transportation in the eastern part of Scarborough, blocking the eastern sections of Lawrence Avenue East (at two locations), Morningside Avenue , and Kingston Road until the construction of longer-span bridges in the 1940s (Kingston Road) through the early 1970s (Lawrence Avenue East). Although the creek itself is rarely more than 20 meters wide, the ravine it runs through commonly is over 100 meters wide and 30 meters deep. During the early part of the 20th century, it blocked the progression of the Toronto and Scarborough Street Railway, which was unable to negotiate the grade into the creek where it met Kingston Road.
L'Amoreaux is a neighbourhood in the eastern end of the city of Toronto. Situated east of Victoria Park Ave., south of McNicoll, west of Kennedy Road and north of Huntingwood Drive, L'Amoureaux is named after Josue L'Amoreaux, a French loyalist who settled in the area.
Today the neighbourhood shows little French flavour, although it is quite diverse. Today there is a mix of ethnicity's with Chinese being the most predominant. South Asian and Chinese are the two biggest ethnic groups in the area and just under 20% of residents speak a Chinese language at home.
The neighbourhood is middle class, and here one will find many tree lined streets, huge sidewalks and winding roads. There are many developments currently underway and others that have recently reached completion on vacated Ontario Hydro corridors.
L'Amoreaux Collegiate Institute, designed by noted Canadian-Japanese architect Raymond Moriyama opened in the fall of 1973 to service the area's high school students.
Malvern is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with a population of 50,000. It is located in the northeast corner of the city, in the former City of Scarborough. Scarborough was merged with five other municipalities and a regional government to form the new "City of Toronto" in 1998. It has the highest concentration of young people in Canada.
Malvern was home to Mammoth Hall, a wooden structure that was once a municipal office, meeting hall and curling rink. The Toronto Zoo, the Rouge River, and the Rouge Valley Park are also located in Malvern. Although Malvern is known as a community plagued with violence, conditions in the community have been improving following Project Impact where hundreds of officers from the GTA swooped down on known associates of the Malvern Crew street gang in early morning raids across the city on May 12, 2004. During the raids, 71 warrants were executed resulting in the arrest of 65 people. Later raids and the implementation of Project Pathfinder would result in further arrests.
Other important factors that have contributed to the improvement of living conditions in the community include the major renovation of the Malvern public library, the construction of new housing developments in the neighbourhood, and the opening of a new park in 2004.
Malvern is served by Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) buses (131 Nugget, 132 Milner, 133 Neilson, 134 Progress, 39 Finch East, 116 Morningside, 85 Sheppard East, & the 102 Markham). In the 1980s, there was a plan to bring rapid transit to Malvern by extending the TTC's Scarborough Rapid Transit line, but lack of government funding prevented any extension of the line. In 2006, Scarborough city councillors rallied for the expansion of the Scarborough RT to the Malvern community.
Milliken is a neighbourhood in the city of Toronto, more accurately it is located in the North West section of Scarborough and South West section of Markham. The neighbourhood is bounded by 14th Ave E to the North, Markham Rd to the East, Finch Ave E to the South and Warden Rd to the West.
The neighbourhood only gave up it's final farming activities in the early 80's and is modernizing by the year. There are enjoyable green spaces such as Milliken Park, Goldhawk Park and many others, also the Milliken Trail will take you on a walking tour of the neighbourhood.
There is a very large Chinese contingency in this area (over 60%) with 35% speaking Chinese as a first language at home. A huge percentage of people own their homes, which are primarily single detached homes. As the homes were built when the farming left (80s) there are many two storied houses with garage, typical of the time of building and affordability.
Oakridge is a neighbourhood in the city of Toronto, in the Scarborough area. The neighbourhood is bordered by Victoria Park Ave to the West, Massey Creek to the North, Warden Ave to the East travelling south until Mack Ave which then extends East again to the CNR rail line which forms the Southern Border.
The section of the Danforth running through Oakridge provides its residence with shopping, dining and other entertainment. The Oakridge Community Centre is also where many of the youth in the neighbourhood find their entertainment.
This is a working class neighbourhood, which is very diverse ethnically, religiously and even the types of homes you will see. An indication of this diversity can be seen by the fact that over forty percent of residents are Black or South Asian and over 20% of residents are of the Muslim faith. Languages such as Bengali, Urdu and Tamil are spoken in this area which further cements Oakridge as another in a collection of very diverse neighbourhoods in Toronto.
Port Union is a neighbourhood on the eastern border of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is bounded by the Rouge River on the east, Port Union Rd. on the west, Lake Ontario to the south, and (nowadays) Highway 401 to the north. The former northern limit to Port Union was Lawrence Ave. The last eastern exit on the highway is located here. Most residents are commuters who travel downtown each day via the 401 or Kingston Road (Highway #2). Average commute times are 40 minutes to 1 hour depending on the level of congestion.
Port Union was part of the Township of Pickering, Ontario until 1984, when municipal reforms in Ontario transferred the neghbourhood to the City of Scarborough. Scarborough was merged with five other municipalities and a regional government to form the new "City of Toronto" in 1998.
The only places of interest or note in Port Union are the eastern edge of the Scarborough Bluffs, Rouge Beach and waterfront trail, and the Rouge Hill GO Transit commuter train station. Rouge Beach is bordered by a natural marsh area which forms part of the Rouge Park reserve, which extends north along the river watershed to the Oak Ridges Moraine. The area west of the Go Transit station has been developed, in recent years, as a community park on the site of old Port Union village. A pioneer hotel structure which was to have been part of the park was torched by vandals during the park construction work. Now surrounded by new residential development, the park is linked by tunnel to a bike trail and shoreline restoration which is part of a waterfront revitalization plan by the Toronto Regional Conservation Authority. Phase I of that project opened in October 2006, part of a waterfront bike trail which will eventually link the lakeshore parks and beaches through Scarborough and Pickering.
This also describes the boundaries of West Rouge, which became part of Scarborough in the mid 1970's.
Rouge is a neighbourhood in the North East corner of the city of Toronto, more specifically Scarborough. The neighbourhood as defined by the city of Toronto contains many 'niche' areas that are more common to residents in the area. The boundaries of the neighbourhood are roughly Steeles Ave to the North, Pickering town line to the East and the lake to the South. The West border of the neighbourhood runs down from Finch Ave, along Morningside and then the 401 and finally Kingston Rd. The city of Toronto provides maps to outline the borders of each neighbourhood.
Within Rouge are several unique areas known more commonly as West Rouge, Rouge Hill, and Hillside
West Hill is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located in the eastern end of the city, in the former city of Scarborough. Scarborough was merged with five other municipalities and a regional government to form the new "City of Toronto" in 1998. It is roughly bounded by Scarborough Golf Club Road on the west, the CNR railway tracks on the south, and Highland Creek on the north-east. The name comes from its elevated position on the west side of Highland Creek, a deep glacial ravine.
There are many African Canadians in the West Hill area.
Due to its position on the main road from Toronto to Kingston, there was a post office named "West Hill" from the mid 19th Century until the 1990s. From 1906 until the closing of the line in 1936, West Hill was the eastern terminus of the Toronto and Scarborough Electric Railway, a street-car line. West Hill Public School is one of the oldest in Toronto, a school having been built on the present site in the 1880s, although the original building was replaced by a modern facility in 1994. West Hill Collegiate Institute is also one of the oldest high schools in Scarborough, having been opened in 1955. The main routes through West Hill are Kingston Road (part of the former King's Highway #2), Morningside Avenue and Lawrence Avenue East.
Before the completion of Highway 401 in the 1960s, West Hill was one of the major shopping areas in the region. In the 1950s, it served communities as far away as Oshawa. However, as development spread east and north along the new highway, major commercial developments became less viable. The major shopping centre, Morningside Mall, built in the late 1970s, is now without a major tenant, as Wal-Mart, Dominion Super Market, and Shoppers Drug Mart have all abandoned the mall. Current commercial developments now cater to the local clientele and the Morningside Mall site is now slated for re-development. As of February 2006, the Mall's underground parking lot and the portion of the building where Wal-Mart was located have been demolished. The remaining tenants of the mall are required to vacate the building by Spring 2006.
Another change occasioned by the building of Ontario Highway 401 was a drop in business for the large number of motels lining Kingston Road. Most of the motel sites have been redeveloped as commercial sites, and most of the remaining motels serve as temporary housing for Toronto's homeless.
Wexford is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located in the eastern part of the city, on the western end of the former Township, Borough, and City of Scarborough, spanning Lawrence Avenue East between Victoria Park Avenue and Birchmount Road. There are many Greeks in this neighbourhood.
The area consists of mostly post WWII type bungalow housing, apartments, retail and commercial space.
West Rouge Toronto
West Rouge is a small community neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located in the eastern end of the city, in the borough of Scarborough. The community is roughly bounded by Lake Ontario to the south, the rouge river to the east, Highland Creek to the west and Kingston Road to the North.
The area was first recorded as being settled as early as 1798 when a crown pattent for lots 29, 30, 32 & 33, Con. 1 with the Broken Front, Township of Pickering, County of York and Home District, Province of Upper Canada were granted to William Holmes Esquire. Later in 1843 Henry Cowan, an immigrant from Ayr, Scotland buys Lots 32 & 33 from William Edward Holmes and settles with his family on the land, in 1848 he sells a small portion of his land by the shore of Lake Ontario to the Grand Trunk Railway Company.
In the Years Following much land changed hands, in 1948 the land that is now a new housing development between Rouge Hills Dr. and Ridgewood is sold to Rouge Hills Golf and Country Club Limited, that lasts for 25 until it is wraped up in 1973.
Up until 1977 West Rouge was not actually part of Toronto or Scarborough it was part of the township of Pickering, but in 1977 it was transferred over to the Borough of Scarborough.
Woburn is a neighbourhood located in the city of Toronto, more aptly it is located in Scarborough. Woburn is bordered by Highway 401 to the North, Scarborough Golf Club Rd to the East, the Scarborough Golf and Country Club to the South and McCowan Rd to the West.
Woburn is a middle class / working neighborhood. Thirteen percent of residents are Muslim and another seventeen percent are Hindu. Residences are split between high rises and single detached homes, which account for almost ninety percent of all residences (Statscan 2001).
The South and South East section of this neighborhood have a great amount of green space, which match well with the tree lined and winding roads commonly found in this neighborhood.