Scarborough is a city situated in the eastern region of the City of Toronto on Lake Ontario. Scarborough has a population of roughly 600,000 more than half of whom were born out of Canada, thus giving the city great multiculturalism. Geographically, it comprises the eastern part of Toronto. It is bordered on the south by Lake Ontario, on the west by Victoria Park Avenue, on the north by Steeles Avenue East, and on the east by the Rouge River. Scarborough , though part of Toronto ; it is a city unto itself with plenty to explore.
Scarborough was initially a collection of rural villages but with time it became one the most urban diverse community, which welcome different ethnic background people with open arms. Some of the neighbourhoods of Scarborough are so popular with people who work in downtown Toronto but prefer to live in Scarborough due to many reasons. Few reasons of why people like to live in Scarborough are they get to buy their dream home because prices are quite low in comparison to downtown Toronto, then you can live in homes with big backyards or front yards which is next to impossible in downtown Toronto. One of the major reason of people 's preference to live in Scarborough is absolutely amazing transportation service available from Scarborough to downtown Toronto and rest of GTA. Over 200 years, Scarborough grew from a municipality to a fairly large city in its own right. It was named after the English town of Scarborough, North Yorkshire.
Scarborough is one of the most diverse and multicultural area of the GTA, being home to various religious groups and places of worship. It includes some of Toronto's popular natural landmarks, such as the Scarborough Bluffs and Rouge Park. Scarborough has been declared to be greener than any other part of Toronto.
Homes in Scarborough: Scarborough is divided into 36 neighbourhoods. Each neighbourhood has its own personality. Like Agincourt, Scaroborough Town Centre,Dorset Park etc, Certain neighbourhoods are very densely populated with Chinese, thus have all kind of Chinese stores and resturants. Now in regard to homes in Scarborough, it has all styles of housing available like bungalows, semi-detached, detached as well as condominiums. Buyers can find many condo buildings along McCowan Rd near Scarborough Town Center, Kennedy Road near 401 as well as in Agincourt neighbourhood. Otherwise, in most old neighbourhoods of Scarborough , you can get bungalows with good size lots . Scarborough does not offer a lot of new construction, most of the new homes are scattered in the older neighbourhoods where the bungalows have been demolished to build bigger 2 car garage homes . Highland Creek neighbourhood is a community where you can get custom built homes. Port Union is the neighbourhood where you live amidst serene , peaceful nature and being very close to lake. Cliffside gives you the lake views.
Demographics, Economy & Transportation: A significant portion of Scarborough's population is composed of immigrants and descendants of immigrants who have arrived in the last four decades. South Asian residents make up 22.0% of the population, Chinese residents account for 19.5% of the population, Black Canadian residents make up 10.3% of the population, while Filipino Canadian residents account for 6.5%.The remaining visible minority groups each represent less than 2% of the population. The immigrant population has created vibrant multicultural locales in various areas of Scarborough. Now as far as economy of Scarborough is concerned , it is integral part of Toronto economy as well. Industry is the main source of occupation for Scarborough people. Several points of attraction exist between the McCowan RT station and the Midland RT station, including the Scarborough Town Centre, Albert Campbell Square, Canadian government buildings, offices, and new condominiums in recent years. The area has become one of Toronto's new central business districts in the outer boroughs. The infrastructure of transportation is very strong as being suburb of Toronto.In addition to the subway and RT, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) runs an extensive bus network throughout Scarborough. Many of the bus lines run to and from the subway and RT stations. The GO Transit has very intensive network in Scarborough area. It operates from seven GO train station.