North of Morningside is HWY 401, and to the south is West Highland Creek. Morningside Avenue is to the east, while Scarborough Golf Club Road is to the west.
The Morningside neighbourhood has a very high number of families with children (18%) and youth (16%). The top non-official languages are Tamil and Tagalog (Filipino), while the top ethnic origins are East Indian, Filipino, English, and Jamaican. The median after-tax household income in this neighbourhood is $50,069, compared to Toronto’s $52,149. The total major crime rate here is 188 per 10,000 people per year.
Morningside has a very high number of single-detached houses (39%), row houses (16%), and duplexes (5%). As well, the number of high-rise apartment buildings, semi-detached houses and low-rise apartments is low. The Morningside neighbourhood has one of the lowest home prices in Toronto, averaging around $289,646 compared to the City of Toronto average of $600,000. This is a neighbourhood with the most abundant green space and trees in the Greater Toronto Area.
Take a shopping trip to Scarborough Town Centre and Pickering Town Centre, 6 km and 13 km away, respectively. Grab some groceries at Food Basics, or travel to Walmart, 3 km away. You can visit a number of parks in this neighbourhood, including Heather Heights Park, Heather Heights Woods, Seven Oaks Park, Tam Heather Country Club Grounds, Morningside Park, Ellesmere Reservoir Park, Botany Hill Park, and Brooks Road Park. Also found near Morningside are Rouge Valley Centenary Hospital, Highland Creek Library, a 3 km drive, and West Hill Collegiate Institute.
You can get to the neighbourhood by HWY 401, which passes through the north side of the neighbourhood with two main exits: Neilson Road and Morningside Avenue. Take the subway from McCowan Station or take the GO from GO Guildwood, 7 km away.
Landmarks in Morningside Scarborough
Major landmarks of this neighbourhood include Rouge Valley Centenary Hospital and Curran Hall Community Centre.
Schools and Childcare in Morningside Scarborough
Elementary schools in the neighbourhood are Ben Heppner Vocal Music Academy, George B. Little Public School, Heather Heights Junior Public School, Henry Hudson Senior Public School, Highcastle Public School, Military Trail Public School, and St. Edmund Campion Catholic School. The lone secondary school in Morningside is St. John Paul II Catholic Secondary School. The childcare centres in this neighbourhood are Centenary Seven Oaks Early Learning and Child Care Centre and Sandbox Day Care Centre.