Ionview

Toronto Public Library - Kennedy/Eglinton Branch
2380 Eglinton Avenue East
This Toronto Public Library branch features a Youth Hub. The Hub is a space for teens to go to after school or during the summer and typically offers laptops for their use, as well as gaming equipment, digital cameras, robotics, virtual reality headsets and DJ equipment.

History of Ionview
Northwest corner of Ionview Road and Eglinton Avenue East
The name Ionview comes from the Ionson family, who were a prominent family that once owned and farmed much of the land that now makes up this community.

Iondale Place
Southwest corner of Iondale Place and Bertrand Avenue
*Note: Private Property. Please observe the houses from the street only. This road was built to access the Ionson family farm house which was built here circa 1860. The house was eventually incorporated into an eight-home subdivision in the 1950s. Can you identify which house was the original farmhouse?

Treverton Park
20 A Oakworth Crescent
This is a favourite playground of residents in this area because of the variety of fun play equipment for children. There are ladders, slides, swings and a sandbox to choose from. The children's playground is at the north part of the park. A baseball diamond also exists at the opposite end of the park. Enter this park by the walkway from Oakwood Crescent, Sedgewick Crescent or Moorecroft Crescent. Treverton Park Playground was successfully revitalized in 2013 by corporate sponsors, donors and members of the local community along with the City of Toronto's Parks Forestry and Recreation's Partnership Unit.

Mooregate Park
164 Treverton Drive
To get to Mooregate Park, find and follow the path that goes across the north end of this small park from Mooregate Avenue to Treverton Avenue. There is a children's playground for kids to climb, slide and swing the day away.

Jack Goodlad Park
929 Kennedy Road
Named after Scarborough alderman, Jack Goodlad, this five-hectare park features two ball diamonds, four bocce courts, a splash pad and a children's playground.

Givendale Garden Plots
1 Givendale Road
*Note: Please follow Toronto Public Health's guidelines for visiting community & allotment gardens. This City of Toronto-operated community garden has 99 plots for local gardeners.

Ionview Park
110 Ionview Road
A 1.2-hectare park features a children's playground.

Hydro House
1047 Birchmount Road
*Note: Private Property. Please observe the house from the sidewalk only. This seemingly normal looking home is actually one of 90 hydro homes found across Toronto designed to blend in with its surroundings. These fake houses were built by Toronto Hydro. They contain a transformer that converts raw, high voltage electricity to a voltage low enough to distribute throughout the city.

Maidavale Park
1031 Birchmount Road
A 1.5-hectare park featuring a ball diamond and children's playground. Massey Creek flows along its southern border.

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We hope that you enjoyed exploring this Toronto neighbourhood and found many other points of interest along the way. While StrollTO highlights some of the 'hidden gems' in the neighbourhood, there may be others that could be included in a future edition. Would you like to share a point of interest that you discovered in the neighbourhood? Email us at [email protected].

Neighbourhood Stroll

Discover the lush green spaces and history of this central Scarborough neighbourhood. Local shops and restaurants along Eglinton Avenue East, Birchmount Road, and Kennedy Road, add to the coziness of the area.

Main Streets: Eglinton Avenue East, Birchmount Road and Kennedy Road
  1. Toronto Public Library - Kennedy/Eglinton Branch
    2380 Eglinton Avenue East
    This Toronto Public Library branch features a Youth Hub. The Hub is a space for teens to go to after school or during the summer and typically offers laptops for their use, as well as gaming equipment, digital cameras, robotics, virtual reality headsets and DJ equipment.
  2. History of Ionview
    Northwest corner of Ionview Road and Eglinton Avenue East
    The name Ionview comes from the Ionson family, who were a prominent family that once owned and farmed much of the land that now makes up this community.
  3. Iondale Place
    Southwest corner of Iondale Place and Bertrand Avenue
    *Note: Private Property. Please observe the houses from the street only. This road was built to access the Ionson family farm house which was built here circa 1860. The house was eventually incorporated into an eight-home subdivision in the 1950s. Can you identify which house was the original farmhouse?
  4. Treverton Park
    20 A Oakworth Crescent
    This is a favourite playground of residents in this area because of the variety of fun play equipment for children. There are ladders, slides, swings and a sandbox to choose from. The children's playground is at the north part of the park. A baseball diamond also exists at the opposite end of the park. Enter this park by the walkway from Oakwood Crescent, Sedgewick Crescent or Moorecroft Crescent. Treverton Park Playground was successfully revitalized in 2013 by corporate sponsors, donors and members of the local community along with the City of Toronto's Parks Forestry and Recreation's Partnership Unit.
  5. Mooregate Park
    164 Treverton Drive
    To get to Mooregate Park, find and follow the path that goes across the north end of this small park from Mooregate Avenue to Treverton Avenue. There is a children's playground for kids to climb, slide and swing the day away.
  6. Jack Goodlad Park
    929 Kennedy Road
    Named after Scarborough alderman, Jack Goodlad, this five-hectare park features two ball diamonds, four bocce courts, a splash pad and a children's playground.
  7. Givendale Garden Plots
    1 Givendale Road
    *Note: Please follow Toronto Public Health's guidelines for visiting community & allotment gardens. This City of Toronto-operated community garden has 99 plots for local gardeners.
  8. Ionview Park
    110 Ionview Road
    A 1.2-hectare park features a children's playground.
  9. Hydro House
    1047 Birchmount Road
    *Note: Private Property. Please observe the house from the sidewalk only. This seemingly normal looking home is actually one of 90 hydro homes found across Toronto designed to blend in with its surroundings. These fake houses were built by Toronto Hydro. They contain a transformer that converts raw, high voltage electricity to a voltage low enough to distribute throughout the city.
  10. Maidavale Park
    1031 Birchmount Road
    A 1.5-hectare park featuring a ball diamond and children's playground. Massey Creek flows along its southern border.

Accessibility information: Most points of interest on this stroll are viewable from paved sidewalks or paved park trails. Iondale Place is viewable from a paved sidewalk, but if you would like to get a little closer to look at the homes on the street, it is only accessible via a paved road that is shared with road traffic. Treverton Park can be accessed by crossing through the paved parking lot of the Children's Aid Society (843 Kennedy Road), and then proceeding through the park's gate.

Soundtracks of the City

From global superstars to local favourites and ones to watch, the Soundtracks of the City playlists all feature artists who have called Toronto home. Whether it’s a lyric about the neighborhood, an artist representing a cultural community, or a tie-in to the StrollTO itinerary itself, all the music reflects connections to an individual ward or the City as a whole.

Music was chosen based on an artist’s Spotify presence and each song’s broad appeal, as well as its associations with the cultures, languages and ethnicities that reflect Toronto’s neighborhoods and diverse music scene. Soundtracks of the City combines 425 songs that feature more than 500 different local artists or acts, showcasing songs in 23 different languages.