North of Dorset Park is HWY 401 and to the south is Lawrence Avenue East. Midland Avenue passes on the east side, while Birchmount Road is along the western edge of the neighbourhood.
Dorset Park neighbourhood has a large area with a high number of families with children (18%). It has a diverse population with different languages and cultures. Top non-official languages are Tamil and Tagalog (Filipino) and top ethnic origins are East Indian, Chinese, Filipino, and Sri Lankan. Residents bring home a median after-tax household income of $47,630, compared to the City of Toronto’s $52,149. Total major crime incidents in the neighbourhood are 172 per 10,000 people per year. The Dorset Park neighbourhood has many businesses, employing and serving local residents.
The Dorset Park neighbourhood has a very high number of high-rise apartments (43%) and row houses (17%). The neighbourhood has one of the lowest home prices in Toronto, averaging around $279,189, compared to the City of Toronto average of $600,000. It has a low level of green space and not many trees.
Scarborough Town Centre and Yonge Eglinton Centre are 4 km and 6 km away, respectively. Metro, Costco Wholesale and Home Depot are the nearest stores for residents of the Dorset Park neighbourhood. Walmart and Real Canadian Superstore are about 4 km away. Neighbourhood parks such as Kennedy-Lawrence Parkette, Arsandco Park, McGregor Park, Mondeo Park, West Birkdale Park, Glamorgan Park, and Dorset Park are enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. The Scarborough Hospital is the nearest hospital to this area, while McGregor Park Library is in the neighbourhood and Bendale Business Technical Institute’s is located on Midland Ave for indoor swimming.
HWY 401 and Kennedy Road is the border of the Dorset Park neighbourhood while HWY 404 is located 6 km away. There are three subway stations in the neighbourhood: Lawrence East Station, Ellesmere Station, and Midland Station. The nearest GO stations are GO Kennedy and GO Agincourt.
Landmarks in Dorset Park Milton
Major landmarks of this neighbourhood include McGregor Park Library, Lawrence East Station, Ellesmere Station, and Midland Station.
Schools and Childcare in Dorset Park Milton
Neighbourhood elementary schools are St. Lawrence Catholic School, Dorset Park Public School, Ellesmere-Statton Public School, General Crerar Public School, and Glamorgan Junior Public School. The lone secondary school in the neighbourhood is Winston Churchill Collegiate Institute. Children can attend one of several childcare centres in Dorset Park, like Glamorgan School Age YMCA, Antrim Child Care, Kiddies Lodge Day Care Centre, and Progress Childcare 1.