Scarborough Village

 

This neighbourhood stretches from Bellamy Road in the west to Scarborough Golf Club Road in the east. The northern boundary is from the railway tracks just north of Eglinton Avenue East and the southern boundary is along Hill Crescent, down along the Bellamy Ravine which connects at the bottom with Sylvan Park.

The prestigious Hill Crescent area is a lovely neighbourhood with many stunning and expensive homes located along the crest of the hill overlooking Lake Ontario. It has an assortment of home values ranging from affordable first time buyers to million dollar mansions as well as some condominium options along Kingston road.

Many of the homes south of Kingston Road are a mix of large estate homes, Tudor cottages, and ranch-style bungalows. North of Kingston Road contains cozy pockets with brick bungalows, as well as storey ½ and two storey homes continuing throughout pockets to the west of Markham Road.

 

BRIEF HISTORY

Scarborough Village was one of Scarborough’s earliest communities. The first post office in the Township of Scarborough made Scarborough Village its home in 1832. The town developed with early businesses because of traffic on Kingston Road continuing along Markham Road. Many of the small businesses began to die out after the Grand Trunk Railway was created in 1856. Despite this, the town’s subdivisions, schools and churches continued to thrive as the community grew to its potential.

For more information and historical photos of the Scarborough Village community visit the following link: Scarborough Historical

 

COMMUNITY ATTRACTIONS

The neighbourhood itself is the big attraction. The stunning homes, beautiful parks and views of the lake are what make this bluffs neighbourhood so special. The extra wide lot sizes, the canopy of trees, the ravines, access to shopping, transit and highways are just some of the benefits of living in this fine community.

Bellamy Ravine/ Gates Gully: at the bottom of Bellamy Road south is an old trail and pathways that leads you down to the bottom of the Scarborough Bluffs and Lake Ontario. It is a 10 to 15 minute walk down but once you get down there the views are spectacular.

Mason Park

Scarborough Village Park: Behind the apartment buildings lining Eglinton Avenue East and Kingston Road is a local park with 3 baseball diamonds and a playground. This park is combined with the Cedar Drive Junior Public School property.

Sylvan Park:The park connects with the Bellamy Ravine at the bottom and also offers some walking trails for hikers and nature enthusiasts.

 

COMMUNITY NETWORKS AND MEDIA

Demographics: Working age (25-64) – 52%, Seniors (64+) – 12%, Children (0-14) – 21%, Youth (15-24) – 15%

Community Newspapers: Scarborough Mirror, Bluffs Monitor

Scarborough Arts: a non-profit organization focuses on bringing people together to create and enhance arts and cultural programs in the scarborough community.

 

RECREATION FACILITIES AND COMMUNITY CENTRES

Scarborough Village Community Centre: A branch of the Toronto parks, forestry and recreation division. The centre provides seniors programs such as ballroom dancing, and childrens programs such as jazz and hip-hop.

Scarborough Village Theatre - Theatre Scarborough 

Guildwood Library: 123 Guildwood Parkway

 

SCHOOLS AND DAYCARES

Bliss Carman Senior Public School is a senior public school for grades 7 and 8. It is located on the west side of the district on the corner of Kingston road and Bellamy Road.

Cedarbrae Collegiate Instituteis one of the largest high schools in the Toronto District School Board, educating grades 9 to 12. They offer strong academic courses, some very unique and special programs, and an exceptional range of co-curricular activities. This is a highly multicultural community with a very diversified population and it is reflected in the school population. Cedarbrae also offers a large Extended French and French Immersion program.

Cedar Drive Junior Public School is a JK to Grade 6 public school on the north side of the district. The school is attended by students from a variety of cultural backgrounds, which contributes to their unique learning environment.

George P Mackie Junior Public School is a JK to grade 6 public school that serves the Scarborough Village community southeast of Markham and Kingston road. This small school has only 170 students but offers a great learning environment for it’s students

Scarborough Village Public School is a JK to grade 8 public school located at Markham and Eglinton. NYAD daycare is connected to the school, providing comfort and convenience for parents and children.

Sir Wilfred Laurier Collegiate Institute is a grade 9 to 12 high school located at 145 Guildwood parkway. The school prides itself on providing a caring, challenging and safe environment for its students.

St. Boniface Catholic School is a JK to grade 6 catholic school located in between Kingston Road and Eglinton Avenue, just to the West of Markham Road. The school is on their fourth year of providing full day senior kindergarten rather than half day, which has proven to encourage readiness for children as they enter grade 1.

Please visit Toronto District School Board or Toronto Catholic District School Board for more information on local schools.

Local Daycares: Orchard Grove Childcare Co-operative Inc., NYAD Daycare Centre , St. Boniface Church Daycare

 

RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES

Scarborough Retirement Centre – Located between Eglinton Avenue and Kingston Road

Momji Health Care Society – Located on Kingston Road at the Markham Road intersection

Cedarbrook Lodge Retiremen ResidenceLocated on Markham Road

 

LIFESTYLE

Grocery store: Metro (3221 Eglinton Avenue)

Fitness Centers: Golds Gym (3660 Kingston Road), Artistic Interpretations (60 Gilder Drive)

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Convenient for commuters, the Eglinton Go Train station is located at Bellamy Road and Eglinton Avenue. The trip is approximately 20 minutes to downtown Union Station.

Various TTC bus routes are located throughout Eglinton Avenue, Markham Road, Bellamy Road, as well as Scarborough Golf Club Road.

Markham Road provides an on-ramp to highway 401.

 

EMERGENCY SERVICES

The Scarborough General Hospital: 3050 Lawrence Avenue E

Local Toronto Police Station: 4331 Lawrence Avenue E (416 808 4300)

Local Fire Department: 1550 Midland Avenue (416 751 9938)

 

GOVERNMENT

MP: John McKay (Scarborough – Guildwood)

MPP: Margarett Best (Scarborough – Guildwood)

Councillor: Gary Crawford (Ward 36 Scarborough Southwest)

 

DEVELOPMENT

coming soon