North of Steels neighbourhood is Steeles Avenue East, and to the south is McNicoll Avenue. Kennedy Road is to the east, while Victoria Park Avenue is on the western border of the neighbourhood.
The Steeles neighbourhood is a highly populated area and has a high percentage of seniors (18%), families with youth (14%), and pre-retirement people (14%). Steeles has a very diverse population, with many different languages and cultures. The top non-official languages are Cantonese and Chinese, and the top ethnic origins are Chinese, East Indian, Filipino, and English. Residents have a median after-tax household income of $55,755, compared to Toronto $52,149. The Steeles neighbourhood has a crime rate of 82 incidents per 10,000 people per year – one of the lowest crime rates in the GTA.
Steeles has a high number of single-family homes (49%) and row houses (7%), and has a low number of high-rise apartments, semi-detached houses, and low-rise apartments. Home values in this neighbourhood are $440,688, compared to the City of Toronto average of $600,000.
Fairview Mall and Centerpoint Mall, 7 to 9 km away, are the nearest malls. Get your groceries at Metro, Price Chopper, and No Frills, while Walmart is 6 km away. Neighbourhood parks include Huntsmill Park, L'amoreaux North Park, Shepton Way Park, Terry Fox Park, Sanwood Park, Fundy Bay Park, and Bamburgh Park. Located near the area are Scarborough Hospital, Steeles Library, and L’Amoreaux Collegiate Institute to enjoy the swimming.
Steeles is very close to HWY 404, and HWY 401 is located 5 km away from the centre of the neighbourhood. Take the subway to Don Mills Station, 7 km away, or take the GO to GO Milliken.
Landmarks in Steeles Scarborough
The major neighbourhood landmarks are Steeles Library and Good Shepherd Community Church.
Schools and Childcare in Steeles Scarborough
Neighbourhood elementary schools are Sir Ernest MacMillan Senior Public School, Sir Samuel B. Steele Junior Public School, Terry Fox Public School, St. Henry Catholic School, David Lewis Public School, and Kennedy Public School. Secondary schools in the area are Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School and Dr. Norman Bethune Collegiate Institute. Childcare centres in the neighbourhood are David Lewis Junior YMCA, Sir Samuel B. Steele Junior YMCA, Kreative Kids Child Care Centre, Mary Ward Child Care Centre, Cheer Day Care Centre of Scarborough, and Learning Jungle School – Kennedy Campus.