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Scarborough North

Ward 23

East Highland Creek Trail & North Agincourt Park
61 Moran Road
A 1.6 hectare park on Brimley Road south of Finch Avenue East that features a multipurpose sports field and access to the East Highland Creek Trail along the north border of the park.

Donalda Park
80 Donalda Crescent
This small city park contains a plaque within the main garden along Donalda Crescent, which commemorates three types of lilacs developed in this neighbourhood. One of the lilacs, The Frank Paterson Lilac, was hybridized by T.A. Paterson, who lived around the corner from this site on Lockie Avenue. The Slater’s Elegance lilac was grown by Leonard and Irene Slater at their home near Brimley Road and Sheppard Avenue East. Lastly, the Agincourt Beauty is reputed to have the biggest lilac flower in the world.

Agincourt School
29 Lockie Avenue
In 1913, a two-room elementary school was established to meet the needs of the rapidly growing community of Agincourt. Over a century later, the schoolhouse is now the oldest school in Scarborough to continue its original function. It was also the first school in Scarborough to offer secondary education. This Georgian-style building has a symmetrical design, decorated with white stone lintels and sills on the windows. The two original brick chimneys also remain. The building has a heritage designation for its architectural features and importance to the development of the community.

Christian Castelblanco Art Box
Kennedy Road and Sheppard Avenue East
For six months of the year it is hard to see variety of colours around the city. Colours are associated to happiness, movement, emotions. These feelings are meant to be given to others through the colour of this mural.

Knot
135 Village Green Square, Metrogate Park
To maximize the value of a limited art budget, artist Jeannie Thib worked with the project landscape architect to create an artwork that was integrated with the overall landscape design. The granite “topiary” pieces can be used as benches, providing amenity to the park, while the knot pattern of the paving and extruded forms provides visual interest when viewed from the surrounding residential towers.

Dragon Centre Mall
23 Glen Watford Drive
Dragon Centre was the first mall in North America to focus on Chinese-owned shops and restaurants. It was built in 1984 as a response to the rising East Asian populations in the Agincourt neighbourhood. Its success was a catalyst for the building of other malls in the Greater Toronto Area, with over 40 Chinese malls open by 2001. At the time the Dragon Centre was being built, three adjacent plazas were also opening up many Chinese-owned businesses.

The Filipino Centre Toronto
4395 Sheppard Avenue East
This community centre intends to help Filipinos preserve their identity and individuality while also making their presence felt in their new community. It was founded by Dr. Guillermo de Villa Jr., who originally established the centre at 597 Parliament Street. The centre offers a number of services to the Filipino community and others, including a health and wellness program, computer classes, and Tagalog classes. The centre also houses the Filipiniana Library, which is believed to be the first of its kind in the GTA (and possibly Canada). It includes two shelves of books and magazines about the Philippines, published in the Philippines and written by Filipinos.

Elicser Elliot Mural
Sheppard Avenue East and Brimley Road
This mural celebrates the spirit and determination of the Agincourt community, which was once referred to as “hero town” by its citizens, by depicting residents that both build the city on their back, and also know that the city ‘has their back’. Elicser Elliott, a Toronto-based street artist, depicts people that you might find on your travels around Scarborough in the mural. When painting, Elicser takes inspiration from the surrounding community and creates a collage of buildings, streetscapes and people.

Chris Perez Art Box
Intersection of Milner Avenue and Channel Nine Court
This design by artist Chris Perez revolves around capturing surrounding colours and organic abstracted shapes. It takes the environmental elements of colour from the area around the box and implements it into the artwork.

White Haven Park
63 Invergordon Avenue
A park featuring a multipurpose field, two playgrounds, splash pad and two sport fields.

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Explore Scarborough North

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Neighbourhood Stroll: Agincourt South-Malvern West

This stroll includes an array of green space with North Agincourt Park and White Haven Park, highlights the neighbourhood’s floral history in Donalda Park, and touches on important cultural sites such as Dragon Centre Mall and the Filipino Community Centre of Toronto. The stroll also passes through the Sheppard East Village BIA, which contains a diverse selection of local businesses.

Main Streets: Sheppard Avenue East, Kennedy Road and Markham Road.

Note: Some neighbourhood strolls may cross over into more than one ward.

  1. East Highland Creek Trail & North Agincourt Park
    61 Moran Road
    A 1.6 hectare park on Brimley Road south of Finch Avenue East that features a multipurpose sports field and access to the East Highland Creek Trail along the north border of the park.

  2. Donalda Park
    80 Donalda Crescent
    This small city park contains a plaque within the main garden along Donalda Crescent, which commemorates three types of lilacs developed in this neighbourhood. One of the lilacs, The Frank Paterson Lilac, was hybridized by T.A. Paterson, who lived around the corner from this site on Lockie Avenue. The Slater’s Elegance lilac was grown by Leonard and Irene Slater at their home near Brimley Road and Sheppard Avenue East. Lastly, the Agincourt Beauty is reputed to have the biggest lilac flower in the world.

  3. Agincourt School
    29 Lockie Avenue
    In 1913, a two-room elementary school was established to meet the needs of the rapidly growing community of Agincourt. Over a century later, the schoolhouse is now the oldest school in Scarborough to continue its original function. It was also the first school in Scarborough to offer secondary education. This Georgian-style building has a symmetrical design, decorated with white stone lintels and sills on the windows. The two original brick chimneys also remain. The building has a heritage designation for its architectural features and importance to the development of the community.

  4. Christian Castelblanco Art Box
    Kennedy Road and Sheppard Avenue East
    For six months of the year it is hard to see variety of colours around the city. Colours are associated to happiness, movement, emotions. These feelings are meant to be given to others through the colour of this mural.

  5. Knot
    135 Village Green Square, Metrogate Park
    To maximize the value of a limited art budget, artist Jeannie Thib worked with the project landscape architect to create an artwork that was integrated with the overall landscape design. The granite “topiary” pieces can be used as benches, providing amenity to the park, while the knot pattern of the paving and extruded forms provides visual interest when viewed from the surrounding residential towers.

  6. Dragon Centre Mall
    23 Glen Watford Drive
    Dragon Centre was the first mall in North America to focus on Chinese-owned shops and restaurants. It was built in 1984 as a response to the rising East Asian populations in the Agincourt neighbourhood. Its success was a catalyst for the building of other malls in the Greater Toronto Area, with over 40 Chinese malls open by 2001. At the time the Dragon Centre was being built, three adjacent plazas were also opening up many Chinese-owned businesses.

  7. The Filipino Centre Toronto
    4395 Sheppard Avenue East
    This community centre intends to help Filipinos preserve their identity and individuality while also making their presence felt in their new community. It was founded by Dr. Guillermo de Villa Jr., who originally established the centre at 597 Parliament Street. The centre offers a number of services to the Filipino community and others, including a health and wellness program, computer classes, and Tagalog classes. The centre also houses the Filipiniana Library, which is believed to be the first of its kind in the GTA (and possibly Canada). It includes two shelves of books and magazines about the Philippines, published in the Philippines and written by Filipinos.

  8. Elicser Elliot Mural
    Sheppard Avenue East and Brimley Road
    This mural celebrates the spirit and determination of the Agincourt community, which was once referred to as “hero town” by its citizens, by depicting residents that both build the city on their back, and also know that the city ‘has their back’. Elicser Elliott, a Toronto-based street artist, depicts people that you might find on your travels around Scarborough in the mural. When painting, Elicser takes inspiration from the surrounding community and creates a collage of buildings, streetscapes and people.

  9. Chris Perez Art Box
    Intersection of Milner Avenue and Channel Nine Court
    This design by artist Chris Perez revolves around capturing surrounding colours and organic abstracted shapes. It takes the environmental elements of colour from the area around the box and implements it into the artwork.

  10. White Haven Park
    63 Invergordon Avenue
    A park featuring a multipurpose field, two playgrounds, splash pad and two sport fields.

Accessibility information: All points of interest are visible from the street except for the East Highland Creek Trail. The East Highland Creek Trail, North Agincourt Park, and White Haven Park have paved paths but may contain uneven surfaces. Donalda Park has no paths.

Soundtracks of the City

From global superstars to local favourites and ones to watch, the Soundtracks of the City playlists all feature artists who have called Toronto home. Whether it’s a lyric about the neighborhood, an artist representing a cultural community, or a tie-in to the StrollTO itinerary itself, all the music reflects connections to an individual ward or the City as a whole.

Music was chosen based on an artist’s Spotify presence and each song’s broad appeal, as well as its associations with the cultures, languages and ethnicities that reflect Toronto’s neighborhoods and diverse music scene. Soundtracks of the City combines 425 songs that feature more than 500 different local artists or acts, showcasing songs in 23 different languages.