To the north of the Oakridge neighbourhood is Massey Creek until St. Clair Avenue East, and to the south is the C.N. Railway. On the east side, Warden Avenue becomes Mack Avenue which then extends to the C.N. Railway, while Victoria Park Avenue passes to the west.
The Oakridge neighbourhood has a very high number of families with children (21%) and very low number of families with youth, pre-retirement people, and seniors. The top non-official languages are Bengali and Urdu, while the top ethnic origins are Bangladeshi, East Indian, English, and Filipino. The median after-tax household income of people in this neighbourhood is $32,079, compared to Toronto’s $52,149. The Oakridge neighbourhood has a higher crime rate than similar neighbourhoods in the GTA with a total major crime incidents rate of 278 per 10,000 people per year.
Oakridge has a high number of high-rise apartment buildings (61%) and duplexes (7%). It has a low number of single-detached houses, semi-detached houses, row houses, and low-rise apartments. It has low home prices compared to similar neighbourhoods in Toronto, averaging around $347,446, compared to the City of Toronto average of $600,000.
Head to the nearest malls Eglinton Square Shopping Centre and the Shops at Don Mills, 4 km to 9 km away. Grab some groceries at Metro, Loblaws, or FreshCo, while Canadian Tire is 2 km and Walmart is 5 km away from the area. Nearby parks are Kenworthy Park, Leyton Tot Lot, Lucy Tot Lot, Madelaine Park, Oakridge Park, Prairie Drive Park, Scotia Parkette, Warden Woods, Elward – Mansion Parkette, and Firvalley Woods. Also located in the neighbourhood are Taylor Memorial Library (located at Warden Avenue and Kingston Road), and Birchmount Community Centre (on Birchmount Road). Toronto East General Hospital is 5 km away.
This area is not near any major highways. The nearest highway is Don Valley Parkway which is 7 km away. You can grab the subway and head to Victoria Park or Warden Stations, or the GO to GO Danforth.
Landmarks in Oakr Scarborough
Major neighbourhood landmarks are Dentonia Park Golf Course, The Sunatul Jamaat of Ontario, Baitul Mukarram Masjid, and Warden Woods Community Centre.
Schools and Childcare in Oakr Scarborough
Elementary schools in the neighbourhood are Warden Avenue Public School, St. Dunstan Catholic School, Oakridge Junior Public School, and Samuel Hearne Middle School. Drop your children off at childcare centres in the neighbourhood, such as Warden Woods Satellite Early Learning and Child Care, Cambridge Place Centre for Early Learning, Denton Place Centre for Early Learning, Warden Woods Early Learning and Child Care Centre.