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Eglinton East

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Country  Canada
Local time  Tuesday 3:34 PM
City  Toronto
Province  Ontario
Eglinton East
Weather  11°C, Wind S at 24 km/h, 86% Humidity
Restaurants  Diamond Pizza, Caddy's, Dragon Handroll, Nakamori Japanese Restaurant, Amazing Shawarma & Falafel

Eglinton East, historically known as Knob Hill, is a residential and commercial neighbourhood in Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is bounded by Stansbury Crescent, Citadel Drive, and West Highland Creek to the north, Midland Avenue to the west, the CNR rail line, Brimley Road, and Eglinton Avenue to the south, and Bellamy Road North to the east.

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Map of Eglinton East, Toronto, ON, Canada

Eglinton East is a working-class neighbourhood with a high percentage of immigration to the area. Sri Lanka has produced the most immigration to the area over the past decade and correspondingly the most spoken (non English) language is Tamil. There is a large number of East Indian, Filipino and Jamaican people living in this neighbourhood. While there is an equal number of Chinese the other figures are above average.

The residents of this neighbourhood primarily live in high rise buildings with only 22% of people owning their place of residence.

Schools

  • Tabor Park Vocational School is a former technical school built in 1964 and established on September 7, 1965 by the Scarborough Board of Education to meet the needs of the large baby boom generation in the newly and rapidly developing area of the city. It was closed in 1986 when Scarborough Centre for Alternative Studies started and the property was later transferred to the Metropolitan Separate School Board (now Toronto Catholic District School Board) as Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School since 1989 as Central Scarborough's first Catholic high school to ease overcrowding at Cardinal Newman. Today, Jean Vanier now serves over 1000 students and underwent renovations over the years. The school was named after the son of Georges Vanier, Jean Vanier. The founder of the L'Arche communities worldwide.
  • Glen Ravine Junior Public School is located on 2 Gadsby Drive. It was opened in 1956 as a K-8 school and was designated Junior with openings of Charles Gordon and Robert Service senior schools in 1971.
  • Lord Roberts Junior Public School was opened in 1958 as a K-8 school and changed to Junior status in 1971. It was named after Frederick Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts.
  • John McCrae Public School designed by Raymond Moriyama, was built in 1968 and opened in 1969 as a Senior Public School serving grades 7 and 8 named to commemorate Canadian Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, MD, who, in 1915, composed the poem, "In Flanders Fields". The motto is "The Torch - Be Yours to Hold It High". McCrae became a JK-8 school in September 2011 following the closures of two feeder schools, McCowan Road Junior Public School (opened in 1954 as a JK-8 school; became JK-6) in 2011 and Pringdale Gardens Junior Public School (opened in 1963 as a JK-8 school; became JK-6) in 2013 with the latter site sold. However, Pringdale was demolished in late 2013 and McCowan remains intact as the Wali ul asr East Campus, an Islamic school leased from the Toronto District School Board.
  • St. Nicholas Catholic School is a public-separate school located on 33 Amarillo Drive. It was built in 1965 and was officially opened and blessed in 1966. The building was replaced with a new, modern three-storey school in 2013. St. Nicholas serves as the school's namesake.
  • References

    Eglinton East Wikipedia


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