Scarborough Junction - Scarborough, Ontario neighbourhoods and nearby communities
Toronto Transit bus routes along Kennedy, Midland, McCowan and Bellamy connect passengers to stations on the Scarborough Rapid Transit and the Bloor-Danforth subway lines, and buses along Eglinton Avenue and St Clair connect direct with the Bloor-Danforth subway. There are three GO Train stations to Union Station, with Kennedy Station on the Uxbridge-Union Station line, and the Eglinton and Scarborough Stations on the Oshawa-Toronto-Hamilton line, which get commuters into downtown in 20 minutes.
The community is served by 4 elementary schools, 2 catholic elementary schools, 2 high schools, and 2 public libraries. Centennial College's Warden Woods Campus is west (at Warden & Danforth), University of Toronto is easily accessible via the Bloor-Danforth subway, and Ryerson University is quickly accessible by GO Train.
The community a diverse shopping area along Eglinton Avenue, with some shopping clusters at major intersections along Danforth and Kingston. Large malls are not far to the west along Eglinton.
The community has a number of small parks alongside the rail/industrial areas, and is not far from Warden Woods Park, where paved recreational pathways extend west into the Don River Valley. There are 2 indoor pools, 1 ice arena, 2 running tracks, and a number of tennis courts, baseball diamonds and playgrounds in the community.
The area south of Eglinton has older homes dating to the 1940s and 50s, with a mix of bungalows, 1-1/2 storey and semi-detached houses. The area north of Eglinton is slightly newer, with larger homes from the 1950s and 60s. The community also has a mix of rental apartments mostly along Eglinton and Danforth, and some rent-to-income subsidized Metro Housing Authority units. Homes in this neighbourhood are in the low to low-medium price ranges.