Residences in Dorset Park
|Changed Municipality||1998 Toronto from Scarborough|
|• MP||Salma Zahid (Scarborough Centre)|
|• MPP||Brad Duguid (Scarborough Centre)|
|• Councillor||Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre)|
|Elevation||40 m (130 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||(416) and (647)|
Dorset Park is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located in the western part of the district of Scarborough. The neighbourhood is bordered by Highway 401 to the north, Midland Avenue to the east, Lawrence Avenue to the south, and Birchmount Road to the west. Kennedy Road runs along the neighbourhood's centre north and south and Ellesmere Road runs along the centre east and west. The area south of Lawrence Avenue, north of the hydro corridor, is known as McGregor Park and is often included as part of Dorset Park.
The business district of Scarborough is carried right through the heart of Dorset Park along Kennedy Road from Highway 401 to Lawrence Avenue. The business district along Kennedy Road is a 3.5 kilometre stretch of the road with nothing but stores, businesses and high rise buildings. Kennedy Commons, a large strip mall, is located on Kennedy Road, between Highway 401 and Ellesmere Road.
The area was formerly agricultural in nature, with the majority of the housing built in the 1950s.
One public school board operates schools in Dorset Park, the secular Toronto District School Board (TDSB). Public elementary schools operated by TDSB include General Crerar Public School, Ellesmere Statton Public School, and Glamorgan Public Junior School. TDSB also operates one secondary school, Winston Churchill Collegiate Institute.
Schooling for students residing in Dorset Park is also provided by the public school boards, the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB), and Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir (CSCM), Conseil scolaire Viamonde (CSM). CSCM and TCDSB are separate school boards, the former being French-based, whereas CSV is a French-based secular school board.