Neighbourhood Map2018-04-21T10:32:08-04:00

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

Birch Cliff is an established, family-oriented neighbourhood set amidst the idyllic backdrop of the Scarborough Bluffs and Lake Ontario. Drawing attention away from the lake is Kingston Road, a major thoroughfare that arches its way through the centre of this neighbourhood.

The Birch Cliff area began to be developed in 1895, when the Toronto Hunt Club relocated here. Fox Hunts were held at this club up until the 1930’s, when golf became the memberships preferred activity. In the late 1890’s and early 1900’s many Toronto residents built summer cottages on the property adjacent to the Toronto Hunt Club. These cottagers were attracted to the area by the magnificent Scarborough Bluffs.

The retail corridor along Kingston Road contains a mix of convenience-type stores, neighbourhood bars and restaurants, and professional and medical offices. Kingston Road west of the Toronto Hunt Club, is more gentrified and includes an art gallery, a doggie daycare and apparel store, a party and play centre for children, and upscale restaurants and cafes. The artsy tone of this shopping district continues west past Victoria Park Avenue and into the Upper Beach neighbourhood. (http://www.torontoneighbourhoods.net)

The nearest street-level transit stop is Warden Avenue at Clonmore Drive – About a 2 minute walk – 0.12 KM away

http://www.ttc.ca

The nearest rail transit stop is Victoria Park Station – About an 18 minute walk – 1.34 KM away

http://www.ttc.ca/Subway/Stations/Victoria_Park/station.jsp

Your neighbourhood is part of a community of Public Schools offering Elementary, Middle, and High School programming. See the closest Public Schools near you below:

Birch Cliff Public School – About an 8 minute walk – 0.6 KM away
Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Elementary and Middle School
1650 Kingston Rd, Scarborough, ON M1M 1R9, Canada

Birch Cliff P.S. is a school steeped in the history of Scarborough. Mrs. Reece, the first principal at Birch Cliff, left a journal dating back to 1916. Entries provide a glimpse of life at the school; successes at the Agincourt and New Market School Fairs, watching children perform in concerts, spelling bees, plays and contributing to the war effort in WWII.

Their focus on academics, athletics and the arts parallels the school’s vision of almost a century ago! They recognize the part their school played in the history of the community and know that the tradition of high expectations has remained steadfast at Birch Cliff. As a partnership of staff, parents and students, they will continue a great heritage.

Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute – About a 12 minute walk – 0.9 KM away
High School
3663 Danforth Ave, Scarborough, ON M1N 3J7, Canada
Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute is truly a community school, benefiting from the superb sports facilities that surround it and their partnership with Variety Village. They offer a full range of courses at the LDCC, applied, academic, gifted, open, college, university and workplace levels which support all post-secondary pathways. They are proud of the diversity of courses offered to their students. The whole school is Wi-Fi accessible and they continue to expand the use of technology across all subject areas. The school supports and encourages students to take responsibility for their own learning, to strive for excellence, to take pride in their accomplishments and to develop their leadership skills in the broader school community.

É Élém La Mosaïque – 4.46 KM away
Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and Elementary School
80 Queensdale Ave, East York, ON M4J 1Y3, Canada

É Élém La Mosaïque is happy to welcome about 400 students from kindergarten to Grade 6 in a safe and fun place to learn. They advocate holistic child development with a focus on critical thinking, intellectual curiosity and imagination. The school wants to equip children to take their place in a changing world in order to become engaged citizens.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School – About a 12 minute walk – 0.93 KM away
Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Elementary and Middle School
101 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough, ON M1N 3J7, Canada

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School was opened by the Metropolitan Separate School Board (now Toronto Catholic District School Board) in April, 1959. This new school relieved the overcrowding which had occurred at St. Dunstan and St. Theresa Shrine Catholic Schools during a period of rapid growth. Being adjacent to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, it was given the same title. The Vincentian Fathers, who are responsible for the parish, honour the blessed Virgin in a special way under the title of Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Neil McNeil Catholic High School – 1.65 KM away
High School
127 Victoria Park Ave, Toronto, ON M4E 3S2, Canada

Neil McNeil High School, founded in 1958 by members of the Congregation of the Holy Ghost, the Spiritans, is a publicly-funded Catholic boys’ school dedicated to the education of young men.

Guided by the Holy Spirit, Neil McNeil High School aspires to foster excellence in the development of the whole person through a comprehensive educational experience in the Spiritan tradition. Within a safe and supportive community that follows the school’s motto Fidelitas in Arduis, they strive to cultivate a brotherhood in which every student has the opportunity to achieve their potential and to use their gifts to serve – leading boys to be men, for others.

Baitul Mukarram Academy – About a 6 minute walk – 0.49 KM away
Primary, Elementary and Middle School

3334 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M1l 1C6, Canada

http://www.baitulmukarramtoronto.ca/

IQRA Academy – 2.11 KM away
High School (plus Elementary and Middle School Tutoring)

2704 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4C 1L7, Canada

http://iqraacademy.ca/index.html

Whether you want to sit at a park bench with a good book or use one of the special facilities offered, you’ll be happy to know that your neighbourhood is close to many wonderful recreational opportunities. See Parks and Recreation facilities near you below:

Oakridge Park – About a 6 minute walk – 0.43 KM away
3669 Danforth Ave

A 1.8 hectare park on Danforth Avenue east of Pharmacy Avenue that features a ball diamond, a multipurpose sports field, splash pad and a children’s playground.

https://www.toronto.ca/data/parks/prd/facilities/complex/1496/index.html

Crescentwood Park – About an 11 minute walk – 0.82 KM away

35 Crescentwood Rd

This 1.7 hectare park features a picturesque location on the Scarborough Bluffs, overlooking Lake Ontario south of Kingston Road and east of Warden Avenue.

https://www.toronto.ca/data/parks/prd/facilities/complex/2241/index.html

Birchmount Park – About an 11 minute walk – 0.82 KM away

93 Birchmount Rd

This 10 hectare park at Kingston and Birchmount Road features two ball diamonds, multi-sport field, tennis courts and a children’s playground. The park is adjacent to the Birchmount Stadium and Track as well as the Birchmount Community Centre and Scarborough Gardens Arena.

https://www.toronto.ca/data/parks/prd/facilities/complex/550/index.html