Scarborough Village, Guildwood - Scarborough (Toronto) Neighbourhoods
Scarborough Village is a quiet neighbourhood above the Scarborough Bluffs east of Bellamy Road, and south of West Highland Creek (or the railway tracks east of Markham Rd). Scarborough Village grew since the 1830s at the crossroads village at the junction of Markham and Kingston Roads and Eglinton Avenue. Over the years, Guildwood developed into one of Toronto's most beautiful and exclusive neighbourhoods, marked by a stone and cast iron gate at the start of Guildwood Parkway. Still today, overlooking the lake and the Scarborough Bluffs is the historic 1932 Guild Inn. By the 1950s 400 acres was developed, and in 1978 the Guild estate was bought for city parkland.
Motorists can access Highway 401 via Markham Road, or drive into downtown Toronto via Kingston Road in about 25 minutes. GO Train service from the Guildwood (Kingston E of Guildwood) and Eglinton (Eglinton W of Bellamy) GO Train stations zip commuters to Union Station in 20 minutes. TTC bus service along Kingston, Guildwood, and Lawrence routes connects passengers to the Kennedy station, which is the junctions between the Bloor-Danforth subway line and the Scarborough Rapid Transit line to Scarborough Centre.
The community is served by 7 public elementary schools, 1 elementary high school, and 2 high schools, and 1 public library. Centennial College's Progress campus is just southeast of 401 & Markham Rd, and Centennial College's Warden Woods Campus is west (at Warden & Danforth), and University of Toronto at Scarborough is at Ellesmere & Morningside. From the University of Toronto at Scarborough, students can access cross-town GO Bus service to York University's main campus.
The community has lots of shopping options along Eglinton Avenue, with several small shopping plazas with shops and restaurants, especially those offering East and West Indian cuisine. East along Kingston Rd is the 2 level Morningside Mall, and north on Markham (at Lawrence) is the Cedarbrae Shopping Plaza.
The significant waterfront park is Guildwood, which has and indoor and an outdoor pool, an running track and amphitheatre, which also provides access t the Waterfront recreational trail. The Scarborough Village Recreation Centre is home to 3 community theatre groups.
The less expensive homes are north of Eglinton Avenue area include cottage-style bungalows, and west of Markham Road are homes built in the 1950s and 60s including bungalows, 1-1/2 storey houses and 2-storey homes. The area's pricier executive homes are south of Kingston Road, with the homes on the south side of Hill Crescent overlooking Lake Ontario. Along Kingston Road, near Guildwood are a number of high rises and townhouse developments. Homes in this community run in the low to high-medium price ranges.