Lambton, Toronto

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Lambton
Neighbourhood
A freight train crossing a railway bridge at the south end of Scarlett Road
A freight train crossing a railway bridge at the south end of Scarlett Road
Vicinity of Lambton
Vicinity of Lambton
Lambton, Toronto is located in Toronto
Lambton, Toronto
Location within Toronto
Coordinates: 43°39′27″N 79°29′33″W / 43.65750°N 79.49250°W / 43.65750; -79.49250Coordinates: 43°39′27″N 79°29′33″W / 43.65750°N 79.49250°W / 43.65750; -79.49250
Country Canada
Province Ontario
CityToronto Toronto
CommunityEtobicoke-York
Settled1845
Changed Municipality1998 Toronto from York
Government
 • MPSouth of CPR:
Arif Virani (Parkdale—High Park)
North of CPR:
Ahmed Hussen (York South-Weston)
 • MPPSouth of CPR:
Bhutila Karpoche (Parkdale—High Park)
North of CPR:
Faisal Hassan (York South-Weston)
 • CouncillorSouth of CPR:
Sarah Doucette (Ward 13)
North of CPR:
Frances Nunziata (Ward 11)

Lambton is a neighbourhood in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is situated on the east bank of the Humber River north and south of Dundas Street West. It is bounded on the north by Black Creek, on the east by Jane Street and on the south by St. Mark's Road. The area west of Gooch Road is also known as "Warren Park", the name of the housing sub-division built in the 1950s. The portion south of Dundas Street is within the 'Lambton Baby Point' neighbourhood as defined by the City of Toronto.

History[edit]

Constructed in 1847, Lambton House was the only building to survive the fire that devastated the neighbourhood in 1915.

The area bounded by Royal York Road to the west, the rail line to the north, Scarlett Road to the east and Queen Anne's Road to the south was known as Village of Lambton Mills. It was settled in the 1840s. The name was linked to the mills (grist, saw mills, woolen mills) that operated along the Humber River from 1850 to 1915. Originally called Cooper's Mills (c. 1806) after William Cooper's Grist and Saw Mill, it was renamed in 1838 in honour of John Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham (High Commissioner and Governor General of British North America, who visited to the area.

Besides the mills, Lambton Mills had its own church, school, and post office. The only remnant of Lambton Mills is the Lambton House on Old Dundas Street West, open part-time as a museum.

The area east of Gooch was developed in the early 20th century as part of the expanding York Township, a suburb by then of Toronto proper. The area west of Gooch was developed after the 1950s, with the area only being fully developed by the 1970s. It had been market gardens.

Today, the area is primarily a residential area, made up of detached single-family dwellings. Apartment buildings exist along Dundas Street between the Humber and Gooch. A small number of storefronts are located along Dundas West west of Jane to Gooch Ave.

Education[edit]

Jane Dundas Branch is a branch of the Toronto Public Library.

Warren Park Junior Public School is an English secular public elementary school operated by the Toronto District School Board. Located on Varsity Road, near the intersection of Scarlett Road and Dundas Street, it was built in 1930.

In addition to the Toronto District School Board, three other public school boards also operate in the city. The Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB), is a public English separate school board; Conseil scolaire Viamonde is a secular French public school board; and the Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud is a French separate public school board. However, none of the three school boards operate a school in the neighbourhood.

A newly renovated branch, Jane Dundas Branch, is operated by Toronto Public Library. It is located on the intersection of Jane and Dundas streets.

Transportation[edit]

The area is served by the 35 Jane bus from Jane station on the Bloor-Danforth subway. The area south of the CPR tracks is also served by the 30 Lambton bus from High Park and Kipling stations, and the 55 Warren Park bus from Jane station. The area north of the CPR is served by the 79A/B Scarlett Rd bus from Runnymede station.

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