North of Kennedy Park neighbourhood is Eglinton Avenue East and to the south is St. Clair Avenue East. Brimley Road is to the east, while Birchmount Road is to the west.
The Kennedy Park neighbourhood has a slightly higher number of families with children (17%) compared to other Toronto neighbourhoods and has a slightly lower population of working age people and seniors. The top non-official languages are Tagalog (Filipino) and Tamil, and the top ethnic origins are Filipino, East Indian, Chinese, and English. The median after-tax household income of people in the neighbourhood is $41,776, compared to the Toronto average of $52,149. Kennedy Park has a higher crime rate than similar neighbourhoods at 270 per 10,000 people per year.
Kennedy Park has a very high number of high-rise apartments (44%0, single-detached houses (28%), and duplexes (10%). It has a low number of semi-detached houses, low-rise apartments, and row houses. The neighbourhood has one of the lowest home prices in Toronto, averaging around $293,600compared to the City of Toronto’s average of $600,000. It has calm streets, ideal for strolling, but has a low level of green space and not many trees.
Take a shopping trip to Eglinton Square Shopping Centre or to Scarborough Town Centre, 6 km away. The nearest grocery store is No Frills and Walmart is 3 km away. Parks in the neighbourhood include Glen Sheppard Park, Greystone Park, Kitchener Park, Maywood Tot Lot, and Corvette Park. There are a number of other amenities and community venues, such as Scarborough Hospital, Kennedy/Eglinton Library, Birchmount Community Centre (south of the neighbourhood, 3 km away), and Bendale Business Technical Institute (north of the neighbourhood), for swimming and recreation and is 4 km away.
Don Valley Parkway is about 6 km away, while HWY 401 and HWY 404 are 7 to 9 km away. Grab the subway at Kennedy Station and Warden Station. The nearest GO stations are GO Kennedy and GO Scarborough.
Landmarks in Kennedy Scarborough
Major landmarks in the neighbourhood include GO Kennedy and Kennedy Station, Pine Hills Cemetery, Albert Campbell Library, and Major League Sportsplex.
Schools and Childcare in Kennedy Scarborough
Elementary schools in Kennedy Park are Walter Perry Junior Public School, St. Maria Goretti Catholic School, Corvette Junior Public School, Norman Cook Junior Public School, and Robert Service Senior Public School. South East Year-round Alternative Centre is the neighbourhood’s secondary school. Children will be well taken care of at the neighbourhood childcare centres, including N.Y.A.D. Corvette Junior Public School, N.Y.A.D. Midland, St. Maria Goretti – Network Childcare Services, Today’s Child Tomorrow’s Future – Norman Cook Public School, Canadiana Court Early Learning and Child Care Centre, Birds and Bees Day Care Centre, and Kennedy Road Kiddy Kare.