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Agincourt is a large neighbourhood in the eastern district of Scarborough. It encompasses many smaller neighbourhoods, and it is known as a sort of suburban Chinatown due to the population influx of Hong Kong Chinese and Taiwanese in the 1980’s. This also catalyzed the number of Asian grocery stores and markets in the surrounding area. This community’s borders are defined by the Ontario 401 Express to the south, Kennedy Road to the west, the Finch Hydro Corridor to the north, and multiple roads on the east that include Middlefield Road, Finch Avenue East, Markham Road, and McCowan Road.
This neighbourhood has a diverse mix of housing, but most home sales in the past year were for condos, accounting for 44%. Detached houses were the second most commonly sold home over that time at 27%, and condo townhouses accounted for 10%. The average home price over this time was $587,972, which was an 8% increase over the previous year. This average price can be broken down to an average condo price of $400,005 and an average freehold price of $983,205.
The area has tremendous public transit, which is anchored by the Agincourt GO Station. This is the primary transit choice for commuters who travel to Downtown Toronto for work. It is able to reach Union Station in 25 minutes. For those who choose to travel via subway, the Scarborough arm of the TTC trains are located just south of this neighbourhood. There is also plenty of street level transit with buses that cruise down the major streets in the region. These are a good choice for those who are looking to get around locally.
The southern border of the 401 Ontario Express also means this is a great area for motorists. This arterial highway connects the entire GTA together as it stretches across North York and into Mississauga. It also connects to the Don Valley Parkway, which is one of the primary access points into Downtown Toronto.
This neighbourhood is home to one of the best community centres in the district. The Agincourt Recreation Centre is a community staple and it hosts a variety of classes and events. People drop in here for arts lessons, fitness classes, and children’s camps. It’s also got an indoor rink and indoor pool, making it a popular mainstay for recreation and sporting events. It also has a craft room, indoor dry pad, kitchen, multipurpose room, preschool, and Snoezelen Room, which is a specialized environment with a variety of lighting effects, shapes, and textures. The Snoezelen Room is designed for those with physical and cognitive disabilities.
There are a variety of shopping centres peppered throughout the region, with the two most notable being the Agincourt Mall and Woodside Square. The Mall has over 50 stores and services, including a Walmart Supercentre where consumers can find nearly everything they could ever need. The Woodside Centre has over 80 shops and services in its directory, so everything is at your fingertips when you’re here.
There are parks and other green space throughout this region, but the unquestionable highlight is Brimley Woods Park. This densely wooded area has walking paths throughout, and a dazzling display of nature happens here every May when hundreds of trillium flowers bloom at once. This distinctly Ontarian experience is not one to be missed.
If you’re hungry, Sheppard Avenue is the place to go. There are a slew of different dining options here, including a Captain’s Boil. There are many other international options here as well, so you’ll certainly be able to find whatever it is that suits your tastes.
This is one of the largest and most distinct neighbourhoods in Scarborough. It is mostly regarded as a residential area, but its landscape is shifting away from that of detached houses and moving towards more condo developments. This is going to increase density in the area, and will prove to be a good opportunity for investors. This is because of the region’s proximity and accessibility to Downtown, as well as its own public amenities. One of the biggest highlights is the Recreation Centre, which houses a pool and skating rink, making it one of the major cornerstones of the area. Moving forward, we’re sure to see a lot of growth in this region.
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