Residences in Bendale
|Changed Municipality||1998 Toronto from Scarborough|
|• MP||Salma Zahid (Scarborough Centre)|
|• MPP||Brad Duguid (Scarborough Centre)|
|• Councillor||Glenn De Baeremaeker (Ward 38 Scarborough Centre)|
Bendale, also called Cedarbrae, is a residential neighbourhood in the eastern part of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located in the former suburb of Scarborough. It is centred on the intersection of Lawrence Avenue East and Brimley Road. Its boundaries, as defined by the City, are Midland Avenue from Lawrence, north to Highway 401, east to McCowan, south to Lawrence, east to West Highland Creek, south-west along West Highland Creek, then follow several side streets parallel to the Creek, north to Midland Avenue. The area north of Ellesmere is typically considered the Scarborough City Centre district, and is not considered in this neighbourhood article.
The area is primarily residential. Of the residential dwellings, 39% are single-detached homes and 42% are apartment buildings. The population, as recorded in 2011 was 27,876. The area is ethnically diverse, like much of Toronto, but prior to 2006, has had a higher influx of immigrants from South Asia than the rest of Toronto. In 2011, the most common mother tongue and language spoken at home was Tamil.
Landmarks in the area include Scarborough Hospital at Lawrence and McCowan. The Scarborough Museum is located at Brimley north of Lawrence. Located at Midland and Lawrence is the Jame Abu Bakr Siddique Mosque. Its tall minaret can be seen from Brimley Road up to the Lawrence Station overpass.
A section of the neighbourhood is known as the "Ben Jungle", located north of Lawrence Avenue between McCowan and Bellamy Roads, where all the street names begin with Ben. Examples include:
- Benleigh, Benshire and Ben Nevis Drives
- Benfrisco, Benhur and Benorama Crescents
- Benadair and Benprice Courts
- Ben Stanton and Ben Doran Boulevards.
Ben Stanton was the builder of the "Ben Jungle" and celebrated his 90th birthday with neighbour's of the jungle.
Two public school boards operate in schools in Bendale, the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB), and the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). TCDSB is a public separate school board, whereas TDSB is a public secular school board. In addition to TCDSB and TDSB, two French first language public school boards, Conseil scolaire Viamonde (CSV) and Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir (CSCM) also provide schooling to students in Bendale, although neither operate a school in Bendale. CSV is a secular public school board, whereas CSCM is a public separate school board.
TCDSB operates several public separate elementary schools in Bendale. TCDSB does not operate a secondary school in the neighbourhood, although TCDSB secondary students residing in Bendale attend TCDSB secondary schools located in adjacent neighbourhoods. TCDSB elementary schools in Bendale include:
- St. Albert Separate School
- St. Andrew Public School
- St. Richard Catholic School
- St. Rose of Lima Catholic School
- St. Victor Catholic School
Presently TDSB is the only school board that operates secondary schools in the neighbourhood, Bendale Business and Technical Institute, and David and Mary Thomson Collegiate Institute. In addition to secondary schools, TDSB also operates several institutions in Bendale that provides primary education. TDSB elementary schools in Bendale include:
- Bendale Junior Public School
- Charles Gordon Senior Public School
- Donwood Park Public School
- Edgewood Public School
- Knob Hill Public School
- Hunter's Glen Junior Public School
- North Bendale Public School
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bendale.|
- "Bendale neighbourhood profile". City of Toronto. Retrieved August 21, 2013.