L’Amoreaux

L'Amoreaux Sports Complex
100 Silver Springs Boulevard
This expansive park is an oasis, featuring a ball diamond, bike trail, picnic sites, playground and sport field. The West Highland Creek runs through this park, feeding into L'Amoreaux Pond, which is located across the street in L'Amoreaux North Park. Evidence of a Wendat village along this creek was found during an archeological excavation of roughly four acres in the area. Now known as the Alexandra Site, over 19,000 artifacts were discovered, including evidence of up to 17 longhouses, sweat lodges and hearths. A plaque commemorating this village can be found in L'Amoreaux North Park, adjacent to Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School.

Finch Hydro Corridor
Birchmount Road and McNicoll Avenue
On the south side of McNicoll Avenue from Pharmacy Avenue to Birchmount Road runs 1.6 km of open green space. Soccer fields can be found near the far-east corner at Warden Avenue and McNicoll Avenue.

Adrian Hayles Murals
East Side of Victoria Park Avenue, North of Morecambe Gate
An artistic collaboration undertaken by the Chester Le community, these murals are a shout-out to the beauty of the community and creative talent and resilience of the residents.

Katrina Canedo Artbox
Southeast Corner of Victoria Park Avenue & Finch Avenue East
This Bell Box Mural is an abstract style and take on how the city and its multicultural citizens somehow come together and harmoniously flourish like a beautiful garden. Through the colour palette, the artwork has a magical and even almost a fairytale-like quality to reflect Toronto being such a multifaceted place that has (and always will) overcome the challenges that come with growing a strong and diverse community.

Fairglen Junior Public School Mural
2200 Pharmacy Avenue
This mural on the side of Fairglen Junior Public School was painted by students from kindergarten to grade six with the help of artist Daphne McCormick. The mural features the school's mascot - a fox - in a glen, and is meant to reflect a theme of community environment.

Christie's Cemetery
2900 Warden Avenue
In the east parking lot of Bridlewood Mall at 2900 Warden Avenue, Christie's Cemetery is hidden in a bank of trees. Now serving as a memorial garden, this cemetery dates back to the mid-1800s, when Christie's Methodist Church (long since demolished) was located nearby on Warden Avenue. A plaque installed by the Scarborough Historical Society can be found within the cemetery.

L'Amoreaux Collegiate Institute
2501 Bridletowne Circle
L'Amoreaux Collegiate Institute officially opened in 1973, and was designed by famed Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama, who also designed the Toronto Reference Library, Scarborough Civic Centre, and Bata Shoe Museum, among many other Toronto landmarks. The school was also used as a filming location by Toronto band Rush for their 'Subdivisions' music video. Famous alumni of the school include rapper, record producer, actor, and author Maestro Fresh-Wes, and actor Ellen Wong.

Morgan Groombridge Artbox
Northwest Corner of Finch Avenue East & Warden Avenue
The Toronto skyline is against a starry swath of night, while a figure has plucked a star from the sky. Whatever wonders or pursuits that star may represent remains a tantalizing mystery for the viewer. The portal references a sense of belonging in the whole.

Timberbank Park
240 Timberbank Boulevard
With four bike paths, this park connects to the West Highland Creek Trail and is a great place to observe nature. It also has three sport fields and a children's playground.

Labyrinth Murals at 2821 Birchmount
2821 Birchmount Road
Walk along the pedestrian pathway behind 2821 Birchmount Road to find two labyrinth murals painted on the pavement. These murals were painted by local children as part of the week-long Paving the Way Showcase led by artist Virginia Tran for the non-profit Art Starts.

Glendower Tower Residences
2821 Birchmount Road, Scarborough, ON M1W 2C8
Poems For Your Path
Artists from various disciplines present messages of hope and resilience throughout the city in the form of text-based visual art installations.
Randell Adjei

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Artists from various disciplines present messages of hope and resilience throughout the city in the form of text-based visual art installations.
Randell Adjei
Glendower Tower Residences
2821 Birchmount Road, Scarborough, ON M1W 2C8

Check out main street storefront art installations, in the neighbourhood or nearby, created by Local Arts Organizations and Business Improvement Areas across the City.

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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

This stroll explores the site of a 600-year-old Wendat village, a nineteenth century hidden secret cemetery and an architecturally impressive high school with famous alumni. Walk down Victoria Park Avenue and Kennedy Road for plenty of restaurants and local shops.

Main Streets: Victoria Park Avenue and Kennedy Road
  1. L'Amoreaux Sports Complex
    100 Silver Springs Boulevard
    This expansive park is an oasis, featuring a ball diamond, bike trail, picnic sites, playground and sport field. The West Highland Creek runs through this park, feeding into L'Amoreaux Pond, which is located across the street in L'Amoreaux North Park. Evidence of a Wendat village along this creek was found during an archeological excavation of roughly four acres in the area. Now known as the Alexandra Site, over 19,000 artifacts were discovered, including evidence of up to 17 longhouses, sweat lodges and hearths. A plaque commemorating this village can be found in L'Amoreaux North Park, adjacent to Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School.
  2. Finch Hydro Corridor
    Birchmount Road and McNicoll Avenue
    On the south side of McNicoll Avenue from Pharmacy Avenue to Birchmount Road runs 1.6 km of open green space. Soccer fields can be found near the far-east corner at Warden Avenue and McNicoll Avenue.
  3. Adrian Hayles Murals
    East Side of Victoria Park Avenue, North of Morecambe Gate
    An artistic collaboration undertaken by the Chester Le community, these murals are a shout-out to the beauty of the community and creative talent and resilience of the residents.
  4. Katrina Canedo Artbox
    Southeast Corner of Victoria Park Avenue & Finch Avenue East
    This Bell Box Mural is an abstract style and take on how the city and its multicultural citizens somehow come together and harmoniously flourish like a beautiful garden. Through the colour palette, the artwork has a magical and even almost a fairytale-like quality to reflect Toronto being such a multifaceted place that has (and always will) overcome the challenges that come with growing a strong and diverse community.
  5. Fairglen Junior Public School Mural
    2200 Pharmacy Avenue
    This mural on the side of Fairglen Junior Public School was painted by students from kindergarten to grade six with the help of artist Daphne McCormick. The mural features the school's mascot - a fox - in a glen, and is meant to reflect a theme of community environment.
  6. Christie's Cemetery
    2900 Warden Avenue
    In the east parking lot of Bridlewood Mall at 2900 Warden Avenue, Christie's Cemetery is hidden in a bank of trees. Now serving as a memorial garden, this cemetery dates back to the mid-1800s, when Christie's Methodist Church (long since demolished) was located nearby on Warden Avenue. A plaque installed by the Scarborough Historical Society can be found within the cemetery.
  7. L'Amoreaux Collegiate Institute
    2501 Bridletowne Circle
    L'Amoreaux Collegiate Institute officially opened in 1973, and was designed by famed Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama, who also designed the Toronto Reference Library, Scarborough Civic Centre, and Bata Shoe Museum, among many other Toronto landmarks. The school was also used as a filming location by Toronto band Rush for their 'Subdivisions' music video. Famous alumni of the school include rapper, record producer, actor, and author Maestro Fresh-Wes, and actor Ellen Wong.
  8. Morgan Groombridge Artbox
    Northwest Corner of Finch Avenue East & Warden Avenue
    The Toronto skyline is against a starry swath of night, while a figure has plucked a star from the sky. Whatever wonders or pursuits that star may represent remains a tantalizing mystery for the viewer. The portal references a sense of belonging in the whole.
  9. Timberbank Park
    240 Timberbank Boulevard
    With four bike paths, this park connects to the West Highland Creek Trail and is a great place to observe nature. It also has three sport fields and a children's playground.
  10. Labyrinth Murals at 2821 Birchmount
    2821 Birchmount Road
    Walk along the pedestrian pathway behind 2821 Birchmount Road to find two labyrinth murals painted on the pavement. These murals were painted by local children as part of the week-long Paving the Way Showcase led by artist Virginia Tran for the non-profit Art Starts.
  11. Glendower Tower Residences
    2821 Birchmount Road, Scarborough, ON M1W 2C8
    Poems For Your Path
    Artists from various disciplines present messages of hope and resilience throughout the city in the form of text-based visual art installations.
    Randell Adjei

Accessibility information: All points of interest are visible from the street, except the Labyrinth Murals, which are accessible from a paved walkway off Finch Avenue East. Timberbank Park and L'Amoreaux Sports Complex include some paved pathways.

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.