Glen Park, Toronto
View of Glen Park from Glencairn Avenue and Allen Road
Location of Glen Park within Toronto
|• Density||2,451/km2 (6,350/sq mi)|
Glen Park is a neighbourhood in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, located in the district of North York. It is bounded by Lawrence Avenue to the north, Bathurst Street to the east, a line south of Stayner Avenue to the south, and the CNR tracks to the west. Prior to the amalgamation of Metropolitan Toronto in 1998, it was part of the city of North York. It is also included as part of the larger official Yorkdale-Glen Park neighbourhood.
Character and demographics
For the most part, Glen Park homes tend to date back to the 1950s and 1960s, when developers perfected the uniform vista of bungalows and backsplits. Glen Park is a middle-class suburban community of brick houses. Local shopping areas include Lawrence Plaza, and various street shopping areas along Dufferin Street and along Marlee Avenue.
The western section of Glen Park — centered on Dufferin Street — is home to a large Italian-Canadian population. The eastern section of Glen Park (often referred to as Englemount) is a primarily Orthodox Jewish community that resides closer to Bathurst Street. While the area west of the Allen Expressway is considered to part of the administrative neighbourhood of Yorkdale-Glen Park by the City of Toronto, the area east of the Allen is along with Lawrence Manor considered part of Englemount-Lawrence.
Major ethnic populations (2016):
- 52.0% White; 27.4% Italian, 9.8% Portuguese
- 9.9% Black; 5.2% Jamaican
- 7.5% Filipino
- 6.6% South Asian
- 5.2% East Indian
- 4.8% Latin American (of any race)
Two public school boards operate elementary schools in Morningside, the separate Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB), and the secular Toronto District School Board (TDSB). Public elementary schools in the neighbourhood include:
- Glen Park Public School (TDSB)
- Joyce Public School (TDSB)
- Regina Mundi Catholic School (TCDSB)
- Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School (TCDSB)
- St. Charles Catholic School (TCDSB)
- Sts. Cosmas and Damian Catholic School (TCDSB)
TCDSB is the only public school board that operates a secondary school in the neighbourhood, Dante Alighieri Academy. TDSB does not operate a secondary school in the neighbourhood, with TDSB secondary school students residing in Morningside attending institutions in adjacent neighbourhoods. The French first language public secular school board, Conseil scolaire Viamonde, and it separate counterpart, Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir also offer schooling to applicable residents of Morningside, although they do not operate a school in the neighbourhood. CSCM and CSV students attend schools situated in other neighbourhoods in Toronto.
One private school serves the neighbourhood, Fieldstone Day School, established in 1997, boasts as Canada's only Cambridge School serving Junior kindergarten to Grade 12. Fieldstone is housed in the former C.B. Parsons Junior High School, which once housed Seneca College's Yorkdale Campus.
Several major roadways serve as the boundary for Glen Park, Lawrence Avenue to the north, and Bathurst Street to the east. Other major thoroughfares that pass through the neighbourhood include Dufferin Street, and Allen Road. The portion of Allen Road within Glen Park is used as a controlled access highway.
Public transportation is provided by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), operating several buses in the neighbourhood, as well as two stations for the Toronto subway, Glencairn, and Lawrence West station. Both stations provide access to Line 1 Yonge–University. Bus routes operated by the TTC include 14 Glencairn, 47 Lansdowne, 52 Lawrence West, 59 Maple Leaf, and 109 Ranee.
- "2016 Neighborhood Profile Yorkdale-Glen Park" (PDF). City of Toronto. Retrieved 9 January 2019.