Morningside

Morningside Park
390 Morningside Avenue
Escape from the city and explore this piece of nature in Scarborough. This park has a serene creek with many mature trees surrounding the footpaths that wind through the park. Walk, bike or jog through the park's 17 trails, and you will find picnic areas, a playground, a splash pad, outdoor table tennis, three fire pits, and public washrooms available for visitors. This park also appeared as Culver University in the 2008 movie 'The Incredible Hulk'.

Tam Heather Country Club Grounds
50 Bonspiel Drive
A 2-hectare park near Morningside Avenue and Military Trail is home to the Tam Heather Tennis and Curling Club. Four tennis courts, eight curling sheets and a children's playground can be found within the park.

Brooks Road Park
51 Keeler Boulevard
A 4.4-hectare park that features a children's playground and a large open green space.

Highway of Heroes
Neilson Road Bridge over Highway 401
*Note: Please use caution when observing the highway from the bridge. This stretch of Ontario's Highway 401 from Trenton to Toronto is named in honour of Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan. Canadian soldiers were deployed to Afghanistan following the terrorist attacks in the United States in 2001. In the years that followed (2001-14), of the 40,000 Canadian Armed Forces members that served, 165 Canadians were lost. Their remains were flown back to Canadian Forces' Base Trenton, and then driven to a coroner in Toronto via Highway 401. Slowly, crowds began to gather on bridges overlooking this stretch of the highway to honour their sacrifice as they drove by. The Canadian government officially renamed this stretch Highway of Heroes in 2007.

Seven Oaks Park
372 Military Trail
A 4.3-hectare park features two ball diamonds, three lit tennis courts and a children's playground.

Ellesmere Reservoir Park
2950 Ellesmere Road
This park has four sport fields that may be permitted for public use. It has the Ellesmere Ravine on two sides, a shopping plaza on another side and borders Ellesmere Avenue.

Heather Heights Woods
125 Milford Haven Road
A 3.3-hectare park that features two ball diamonds, a soccer field, a picnic area and a children's playground.

Henry Hudson Senior Public School
350 Orton Park Road
This school is named after English explorer Henry Hudson. Hudson is also the namesake for whom, the body of water Hudson Bay, as well as Hudson River (in the United States), are named after. During his last voyage aboard the ship Discovery from 1610-11 Henry and his crew spent months drifting through Hudson Bay, when eventually he fell victim to a mutiny by his crew. Henry, his son, and a few other crew members were cast out in a small boat. It's believed that they died of exposure while in or near Hudson Bay shortly after.

Botany Hill Park
277 Orton Park Road
A 2.5-hectare park overlooking the East Highland Creek ravine. This park features a fenced dogs off-leash area, a children's playground, and four lit outdoor tennis courts.

George B. Little Public School
125 Orton Park Road
This school opened in 1957 and is named in honour of Lieutenant Colonel George Burnfield Little. Little was an officer in the Boer War, and the Reeve of Scarborough Township from 1928 to 1931.

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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

The heart of this neighbourhood is the beautiful, lush and vast Morningside Park. The surrounding residential area is also filled with smaller parks and playgrounds, where Ellesmere Road, Morningside Avenue and Lawrence Avenue East are lined with numerous local businesses.

Main Streets: Ellesmere Road, Morningside Avenue and Lawrence Avenue East
  1. Morningside Park
    390 Morningside Avenue
    Escape from the city and explore this piece of nature in Scarborough. This park has a serene creek with many mature trees surrounding the footpaths that wind through the park. Walk, bike or jog through the park's 17 trails, and you will find picnic areas, a playground, a splash pad, outdoor table tennis, three fire pits, and public washrooms available for visitors. This park also appeared as Culver University in the 2008 movie 'The Incredible Hulk'.
  2. Tam Heather Country Club Grounds
    50 Bonspiel Drive
    A 2-hectare park near Morningside Avenue and Military Trail is home to the Tam Heather Tennis and Curling Club. Four tennis courts, eight curling sheets and a children's playground can be found within the park.
  3. Brooks Road Park
    51 Keeler Boulevard
    A 4.4-hectare park that features a children's playground and a large open green space.
  4. Highway of Heroes
    Neilson Road Bridge over Highway 401
    *Note: Please use caution when observing the highway from the bridge. This stretch of Ontario's Highway 401 from Trenton to Toronto is named in honour of Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan. Canadian soldiers were deployed to Afghanistan following the terrorist attacks in the United States in 2001. In the years that followed (2001-14), of the 40,000 Canadian Armed Forces members that served, 165 Canadians were lost. Their remains were flown back to Canadian Forces' Base Trenton, and then driven to a coroner in Toronto via Highway 401. Slowly, crowds began to gather on bridges overlooking this stretch of the highway to honour their sacrifice as they drove by. The Canadian government officially renamed this stretch Highway of Heroes in 2007.
  5. Seven Oaks Park
    372 Military Trail
    A 4.3-hectare park features two ball diamonds, three lit tennis courts and a children's playground.
  6. Ellesmere Reservoir Park
    2950 Ellesmere Road
    This park has four sport fields that may be permitted for public use. It has the Ellesmere Ravine on two sides, a shopping plaza on another side and borders Ellesmere Avenue.
  7. Heather Heights Woods
    125 Milford Haven Road
    A 3.3-hectare park that features two ball diamonds, a soccer field, a picnic area and a children's playground.
  8. Henry Hudson Senior Public School
    350 Orton Park Road
    This school is named after English explorer Henry Hudson. Hudson is also the namesake for whom, the body of water Hudson Bay, as well as Hudson River (in the United States), are named after. During his last voyage aboard the ship Discovery from 1610-11 Henry and his crew spent months drifting through Hudson Bay, when eventually he fell victim to a mutiny by his crew. Henry, his son, and a few other crew members were cast out in a small boat. It's believed that they died of exposure while in or near Hudson Bay shortly after.
  9. Botany Hill Park
    277 Orton Park Road
    A 2.5-hectare park overlooking the East Highland Creek ravine. This park features a fenced dogs off-leash area, a children's playground, and four lit outdoor tennis courts.
  10. George B. Little Public School
    125 Orton Park Road
    This school opened in 1957 and is named in honour of Lieutenant Colonel George Burnfield Little. Little was an officer in the Boer War, and the Reeve of Scarborough Township from 1928 to 1931.

Accessibility information: All points of interest are viewable from a paved sidewalk. Upon entry to Morningside Park, a paved sidewalk exists part of the way in, but ends shortly after. You may continue along the paved road, but share the road with traffic. Once in Morningside Park, there are both paved and unpaved park paths.

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.