North of Rouge neighbourhood is Steeles Avenue East, and to the south is Lake Ontario. Pickering Town Line passes to the east, while Markham Road to Morningside Avenue passes to the west.
The population of Rouge neighbourhood is very high. It is one of the largest neighbourhoods with high growth and a high number of families with children (19%), youth (15%), and pre-retirement people (13%). The top non-official languages are Tamil and Tagalog (Filipino), while the top ethnic origins are East Indian, Sri Lankan, Filipino, and English. Residents have a median after-tax household income of $72,784, considered very high compared to Toronto’s $52,149. The total major crime incidents rate is 116 per 10,000 people per year.
Rouge has a very high number of single-family homes (59%), row houses (14%), semi-detached houses (9%), and duplexes (6%). Home values in the neighbourhood are $426,850, compared to the City of Toronto average of $600,000. It has the most abundant green space and the most trees in the Greater Toronto Area.
Scarborough Town Centre and Markville Shopping Centre are located 9 to 10 km away from the centre of the neighbourhood. Metro and No Frills are within the neighbourhood for quick grocery trips, or head to Walmart, located at the corner of Steels Avenue East and Markham Road. Nearby parks include Glen Rouge Campground, Harvest Moon Park, Hoptree Park, Hummingbird Park, Irma Burman Greenbelt Park, Joyce Trimmer Park, Kirkdene Park, Knottwood Park, Littles Park, and Maberley Parkette. Also located near the area are Rouge Valley Centenary Hospital, Malvern Library (located on Sewells Road), and Lester B. Pearson Collegiate Institute for indoor swimming.
HWY 401 passes through the neighbourhood; while HWY 401’s nearest exits are Morningside Avenue, Meadowvale Road, and Sheppard Avenue East. HWY 407 is located 6 km away from the area. Grab the subway to McCowan Station, 8 km away, or the GO to GO Rouge Hill, within the neighbourhood.
Landmarks in Rouge Scarborough
Major neighbourhood landmarks are Toronto Zoo, Glenrouge Campground, Rouge Park and Mini Golf Range.
Schools and Childcare in Rouge Scarborough
Elementary schools include Thomas L. Wells Public School, West Rouge Junior Public School, William G. Davis Junior Public School, Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati Catholic School, St. Bede Catholic School, St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic School, St. Dominic Savio Catholic School, and Alvin Curling Public School. Neighbourhood childcare centres are Brookside Child Care Centre, Rouge Valley Jr. YMCA, St. Bede Child Care Centre, Charlottetown Blvd. Childcare Centre, Big Bears Daycare, and Fleming Jr. YMCA.