North of Woburn neighbourhood is HWY 401; to the south is the C.N. Railway; to the east is Scarborough Golf Club Road to Orton Park Road; and to the west is McCowan Road to Brimley Road.
The population of Woburn neighbourhood is very high and it is one of the largest neighbourhoods in the GTA. It has a high number of families with children (19%) and youth (14%), while number of Working Age people and pre-retirement people is less. The top non-official languages are Gujarati and Tamil and the top ethnic origins here are East Indian, Sri Lankan, English, and Chinese. Residents have a median after-tax household income of $47,908, compared to Toronto’s $52,149. The total major crime incidents rate is 151 per ten thousand people per year.
Woburn has a high number of high-rise apartments (50%), single-detached houses (35%), and duplexes (9%) compared to the City of Toronto. The number of semi-detached houses, row houses, and low-rise apartments, however, are low. This neighbourhood has low home prices, averaging around $316,584 compared to the City of Toronto average of $600,000.
Scarborough Town Centre is located at the western border of this neighbourhood. Fresh Co and No Frills are the closest grocery stores at which residents can shop. Walmart and Canadian tire are located nearby at the intersection of Lawrence Avenue East and Markham Road. The parks in this neighbourhood afford a relaxing place for residents to be, such as Greenbrae Parkette, Hillsborough Park, Lee Centre Park, Lusted Park, Secor Memorial Park, Tabor Hill Memorial Park, North Bendale Park, Progress Avenue Park, Woburn Park, and Woodsworth Park. Scarborough Hospital is the nearest hospital; Cedarbrae Library is the nearest library; and Cedarbrae Collegiate Institute has the closest swimming pool, located on Markham Road.
HWY 401 makes the north border of Woburn neighbourhood with the main exits as McCowan Road and Markham Road, while the Don Valley Parkway is 8 km away. McCowan is the nearest subway station while the nearest GO stations are GO Eglinton and GO Guildwood.
Landmarks in Wo Scarborough
The major landmarks in the neighbourhood are Cedarbrae Collegiate Institute, Scarboro Golf and Country Club, and McCowan Station.
Schools and Childcare in Wo Scarborough
Elementary schools in the neighbourhood are St. Thomas More Catholic School, St. Richard Catholic School, St. Rose of Lima Catholic School, Tecumseh Senior Public School, Willow Park Junior Public School, William Tredway Junior Public School, and Woburn Junior Public School. The only secondary school in the neighbourhood is Cedarbrae Collegiate Institute. Residents have a number of childcare centres to choose from, including William Tredway Jr. – Growing Tykes Learning Centre, St. Rose of Lima Jr. YMCA, Golf Road School Child Care Centre, Discovery Place Child Care Centre, Cedarbrae Day Nurseries, Centennial College Progress Campus Child Care Centre, Children's Village #1 Day Care Centre, Lawrence Avenue East Early Learning and Child Care Centre, Growing Tykes Learning Centre 910, and Future Stars Child Care Centre.