Feel Good About Where You Live: Scarborough
September 4, 2015
Author: Park Property Management
Do you live in Scarborough or are you considering making the city your new home?
Park Property Management believes you should feel good about where you live.
We want to help you get to know the city of Scarborough, Ontario. Check out the links and information below to find out what the city has to offer you!
Scarborough has a vast network of neighbourhoods that provide their own unique character and stamp on the city.
What do they each have to offer? Check out the links below:
- Birch Cliff
- Dorset Park
- Highland Creek
- Port Union
- Rouge Hill
- Scarborough Junction
- Scarborough Village
- West Rouge
Scarborough may be an urban centre, but there is no shortage of greenspace to explore!
Best Natural Feature: Scarborough Bluffs
The bluffs are world renowned for their 15km stretch along the shores of Lake Ontario. They offer spectacular views of Lake Ontario and have given some great insight into the last stages of the Great Ice Age from their fossil sediments. Visit Scarborough Bluffs park or walk the 5km Scarborough Bluffs trail.
Here's a list of some of the best parks in the city:
- Morningside Park
- East Point Park
- Colonel Danforth Park
- Bluffer's Park
- Ashbridge's Bay Park
- Rouge Park
- Beaches Park
Getting around Scarborough is simple with its extensive public transportation system and easy access to highways.
There are multiple rapid transit (subway) stations:
The Scarborough RT runs North and East toward Scarborough City Centre.
There are many bus routes within the city.
Highway 401, Kingston Rd (formally Highway 2)
Scarborough has a great sense of community!
- Agincourt Recreation Centre
- Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre
- Birkdale Community Centre
- Burrows Hall Community Centre
- Cedar Ridge Creative Centre
- Cedarbrook Community Centre
- Centennial Recreation Centre
- Commander Park Recreation Centre
- Curran Hall Community Centre
- Don Montgomery Community Rec Centre
- Ellesmere Community Centre
- Heron Park Recreation Centre
- Jack Goodlad Centre
- L'Amoreaux Community Centre
- Malvern Recreation Centre
- Oakridge Community Rec Centre
- Port Union Recreation Centre
- Scarborough Village Recreation Centre
- Stephen Leacock Community Rec Centre
- Tall Pines Community Centre
- Warden Hilltop Community Centre
- West Rouge Community Centre
- West Scarborough Neighbourhood Community Centre
Do you need to see a doctor, STAT?!
Here's a comprehensive list of health service resources in Scarborough:
- The Scarborough Hospital: 3050 Lawrence Ave. E; 416-438-2911
- Rouge Valley Centenary: 2867 Ellesmere Rd; 416-284-8131
- Toronto East General Hospital: 825 Coxwell Ave; 416-461-8272
- Walk-In Medical Clinics
- Scarborough Physiotheraphy & Rehabilitation Centre
- Publicly Funded Physiotherapy Clinic Locations (Choose the 'Central East' option)
- Scarborough Therapists
- Addiction Treatment Centre
- Scarborough Dentists
- Scarborough Optometrists
- Scarborough Foot Clinics
Looking for a little retail therapy? Scarborough has so much to offer any type of shopper!
Scarborough Town Centre
With over 250 stores and services, Scarborough Town Centre is one of the largest malls in Canada.
Woodside Square Shopping Centre offers 75+ storefronts, focusing mainly on restaurants and services. It shares the square with Food Basics, LCBO, Shoppers Drug Mart and a branch of the Toronto Public Library.
Agincourt Mall has a convenient selection of boutiques, fast-food restaurants and services.
Bridlewood Mall provides a quaint variety of services, tech shops, clothing stores and doctor's clinics.
Cedarbrae Mall has 4 main stores: Canadian Tire, Walmart, No Frills and Goodlife Fitness, along with over 60 shops and services.
Dragon Centre is a multi-cultural shopping experience, with over a dozen restaurants and services.
Eglinton Square Shopping Centre
Eglinton Square offers a mid-size selection of goods and services.
Golden Mile Shopping Centre
Golden Mile offers some great options for convenient shopping with a variety of shops for your everyday needs.
Malvern Town Centre
Malvern Town Centre has a unique mix of services and fashion, along with No Frills and Scotiabank.
Enjoy a selection of unique boutiques and services at Parkway Mall.
Q: What is there to do in Scarborough? A: Lots!
Visit the Toronto Zoo
The Toronto Zoo is world-famous as a top-quality facility, housing over 5000 animals that represent over 460 species. It's a must-see for kids and adults alike!
Go to the Beach
Take in a Play
Theatre Scarborough offers a multitude of live theatre with three theatre companies under one roof!
Do you know...
How Scarborough was named?
The wife of the first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada, Elizabeth Simcoe, felt that the Scarborough Bluffs reminded her of the limestone cliffs in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England.
When Scarborough officially became a city?
It was designated as a 'city' in 1983, only 32 years ago!
Which popular celebrities hail from Scarborough?
Mike Myers, Eric McCormack, John Candy and the Barenaked Ladies are all Scarborough natives.