Eglinton East

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Eglinton East
Neighbourhood
Skyline of Eglinton East
Location of Eglinton East
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
City Toronto Toronto

Eglinton East, also known as Knob Hill or unofficially, Pringdale is a neighbourhood in eastern Toronto, in the district of Scarborough. It is bounded by Stansbury Crescent, Citadel Drive, and West Highland Creek to the north, Midland Avenue to the west, the CNR rail line, Brimley Road, and Eglinton Avenue to the south, and Bellamy Road North to the east.

Eglinton East is a working-class neighbourhood with a high percentage of immigration to the area. Sri Lanka has produced the most immigration to the area over the past decade and correspondingly the most spoken (non English) language is Tamil. There is a large number of East Indian, Filipino and Jamaican people living in this neighbourhood. While there is an equal number of Chinese the other figures are above average.

The residents of this neighbourhood primarily live in high rise buildings with only 22% of people owning their place of residence.


Schools[edit]

Tabor Park Vocational School (now known as Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School since 1989-90.
Glen Ravine Junior Public School
  • Glen Ravine Junior Public School is located on 2 Gadsby Drive. It was opened in 1956 as a K-8 school and was designated Junior with openings of Charles Gordon and Robert Service senior schools in 1971.
Lord Roberts Junior Public School
  • John McCrae Public School designed by Raymond Moriyama, was built in 1968 and opened in 1969 as a Senior Public School serving grades 7 and 8 named to commemorate Canadian Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, MD, who, in 1915, composed the poem, "In Flanders Fields". The motto is "The Torch - Be Yours to Hold It High". McCrae became a JK-8 school in September 2011 following the closures of two feeder schools, McCowan Road Junior Public School (opened in 1954 as a JK-8 school; became JK-6) in 2011 and Pringdale Gardens Junior Public School (opened in 1963 as a JK-8 school; became JK-6) in 2013 with the latter site sold. However, Pringdale was demolished in late 2013 and McCowan remains intact as the Wali ul asr East Campus, an Islamic school leased from the Toronto District School Board.
St. Nicholas Catholic School, with its new building.
  • St. Nicholas Catholic School is a public-separate school located on 33 Amarillo Drive. It was built in 1965 and was officially opened and blessed in 1966. The building was replaced with a new, modern three-storey school in 2013. St. Nicholas serves as the school's namesake.

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Coordinates: 43°44′24″N 79°14′46″W / 43.740°N 79.246°W / 43.740; -79.246