Tam O’Shanter-Sullivan

Inglewood Heights Park
91 Allanford Road
A 2.2-hectare park that features a children's playground.

Kennedy Road
North-west corner of Jade Street and Kennedy Road
This road is named after the Kennedys who were a prominent family that once lived and farmed in Agincourt during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Kennedy Road first appears on maps as early as 1850. The Kennedy family contributed to the area in many ways including the establishment of Knox Church, Heather Hall and the Agincourt Fairgrounds.

Christian Castelblanco Artbox
Southwest corner of Kennedy Road and Sheppard Avenue East
For six months of the year it is hard to see variety of colours around the city. Colours are associated to happiness, movement, emotions. These feelings are meant to be given to others through the colour of this mural.

Daniela Rocha Artbox
Southwest corner of Kennedy Road and Bonis Avenue
The design is about the love and connection between nature and animals.

Bonis Avenue
Southeast corner of Bonis Avenue and Birchmount Road
This street was named in honour of Robert R. Bonis who was a Reverend, local historian and author of several publications, including 'A History of Scarborough'.

Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute and John Buchan Senior Public School
2450 Birchmount Road
This high school is named after Canadian humourist, essayist, teacher, political economist and historian Stephen Leacock. Leacock was born in the United Kingdom in 1869 and immigrated to Canada when he was only six years old. His most famous work is 'Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town' which pokes fun at life in the fictional town of Mariposa, Ontario. Leacock was awarded the Mark Twain Medal for humour, the Royal Society of Canada's Lorne Pierce Medal and the Governor General's Literacy Award for non-fiction. He was also designated a National Historic Person of Canada in 1968. The school's notable alumni include famous Canadian actor Mike Myers, Fred Patterson (Humble and Fred radio co-host), America and Canada's Next Top Model and 'Canada's Drag Race' judge Stacey McKenzie and Women's Ice Hockey Olympic gold medalist Vicky Sunohara. The building is also shared with John Buchan Senior Public School, which is named after the thirty-fifth Governor-General of Canada who served from 1935-1940.

Tam O'Shanter Golf Course
2481 Birchmount Road
Nestled alongside the Highland Creek is northeast Toronto's premier golf course. Tam O'Shanter provides a comfortable experience for golfers to learn the game, grow their abilities and sharpen their skills. The origin of the name Tam O'Shanter isn't clear. Historically, the name Tam O'Shanter is from an old Scottish legend but it is also referenced in the famous Robert Burns poem written in 1790 of the same name.

Pauline Johnson Junior Public School: The Story of Tekahionwake
35 Dunmurray Boulevard
This stop commemorates the late Emily Pauline Johnson who was a woman of both Kanien'keh:ka (Mohawk) and British descent. Pauline Johnson was a very gifted poet and writer whose work was so well sought after that she toured across Canada, the United States, and England to recite her work in front of audiences. Her traditional name was Tekahionwake, which translates in Kanien'kha to two row wampum. Her mixed ancestry were very much themes in her work. Often times the challenges of being mixed, make it difficult for certain Indigenous Peoples to form a strong identity - such individuals often face the societal pressures of choosing one identity over the other. It is thought that her name was a figurative representation of her mixed background.

Bridlewood Park
445 Huntingwood Drive
A 4.1-hectare park features a lit ball diamond, three lit outdoor tennis courts, a splash pad and a children's playground. The park and nearby Bridlewood Boulevard are named as a reminder of a covered racetrack that was once here for 50 years. It was built in 1927 by millionaire Harry C. Hatch on what was then a large farm property. The racetrack was then the largest of its kind in Canada and allowed Hatch to train the horses all year round. By the time he sold the property in 1946, the track had given rise to five King's Plate winners.

Wishing Well Woods
1801 Pharmacy Avenue
This small woodlot is a patch of centuries-old greenspace still intact from the area's rural roots. In 1827, Christopher Thomson settled on this land and named his farm Wishing Well Farm after he built a well on the property. Eventually, the farmland was developed in 1956 and the subdivision was named Wishing Well Acres in honour of this history.

Wishing Well Park
1700 Pharmacy Avenue
A 6.1-hectare park that features four ball diamonds (two of which are lit), three lit tennis courts and a children's playground.

Vradenberg Park
40 Vradenberg Drive
This 3-hectare park has plenty of open green space, mature trees and is located adjacent to Vradenburg Junior Public School. It features a baseball diamond field and a children's playground. The Vradenburgs (originally spelled Vradenburgh) were a family of European settlers that once resided in this area. There is also a nearby street with similar spelling named after the family.

Lynngate Park
133 Cass Avenue
A 1.8-hectare park that features a ball diamond and a children's playground.

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Glendower Tower Residences
2821 Birchmount Road, Scarborough, ON M1W 2C8

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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

Venture around this north Scarborough neighbourhood and learn about the history behind the area. Walk along the busy store lined main streets like Sheppard Avenue East, Victoria Park Avenue, Kennedy Road, Birchmount Road, and Warden Avenue. Follow your nose to popular local restaurants and relax in the numerous green spaces throughout the neighbourhood.

Main Streets: Sheppard Avenue East, Victoria Park Avenue, Kennedy Road, Birchmount Road and Warden Avenue
  1. Inglewood Heights Park
    91 Allanford Road
    A 2.2-hectare park that features a children's playground.
  2. Kennedy Road
    North-west corner of Jade Street and Kennedy Road
    This road is named after the Kennedys who were a prominent family that once lived and farmed in Agincourt during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Kennedy Road first appears on maps as early as 1850. The Kennedy family contributed to the area in many ways including the establishment of Knox Church, Heather Hall and the Agincourt Fairgrounds.
  3. Christian Castelblanco Artbox
    Southwest corner of Kennedy Road and Sheppard Avenue East
    For six months of the year it is hard to see variety of colours around the city. Colours are associated to happiness, movement, emotions. These feelings are meant to be given to others through the colour of this mural.
  4. Daniela Rocha Artbox
    Southwest corner of Kennedy Road and Bonis Avenue
    The design is about the love and connection between nature and animals.
  5. Bonis Avenue
    Southeast corner of Bonis Avenue and Birchmount Road
    This street was named in honour of Robert R. Bonis who was a Reverend, local historian and author of several publications, including 'A History of Scarborough'.
  6. Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute and John Buchan Senior Public School
    2450 Birchmount Road
    This high school is named after Canadian humourist, essayist, teacher, political economist and historian Stephen Leacock. Leacock was born in the United Kingdom in 1869 and immigrated to Canada when he was only six years old. His most famous work is 'Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town' which pokes fun at life in the fictional town of Mariposa, Ontario. Leacock was awarded the Mark Twain Medal for humour, the Royal Society of Canada's Lorne Pierce Medal and the Governor General's Literacy Award for non-fiction. He was also designated a National Historic Person of Canada in 1968. The school's notable alumni include famous Canadian actor Mike Myers, Fred Patterson (Humble and Fred radio co-host), America and Canada's Next Top Model and 'Canada's Drag Race' judge Stacey McKenzie and Women's Ice Hockey Olympic gold medalist Vicky Sunohara. The building is also shared with John Buchan Senior Public School, which is named after the thirty-fifth Governor-General of Canada who served from 1935-1940.
  7. Tam O'Shanter Golf Course
    2481 Birchmount Road
    Nestled alongside the Highland Creek is northeast Toronto's premier golf course. Tam O'Shanter provides a comfortable experience for golfers to learn the game, grow their abilities and sharpen their skills. The origin of the name Tam O'Shanter isn't clear. Historically, the name Tam O'Shanter is from an old Scottish legend but it is also referenced in the famous Robert Burns poem written in 1790 of the same name.
  8. Pauline Johnson Junior Public School: The Story of Tekahionwake
    35 Dunmurray Boulevard
    This stop commemorates the late Emily Pauline Johnson who was a woman of both Kanien'keh:ka (Mohawk) and British descent. Pauline Johnson was a very gifted poet and writer whose work was so well sought after that she toured across Canada, the United States, and England to recite her work in front of audiences. Her traditional name was Tekahionwake, which translates in Kanien'kha to two row wampum. Her mixed ancestry were very much themes in her work. Often times the challenges of being mixed, make it difficult for certain Indigenous Peoples to form a strong identity - such individuals often face the societal pressures of choosing one identity over the other. It is thought that her name was a figurative representation of her mixed background.
  9. Bridlewood Park
    445 Huntingwood Drive
    A 4.1-hectare park features a lit ball diamond, three lit outdoor tennis courts, a splash pad and a children's playground. The park and nearby Bridlewood Boulevard are named as a reminder of a covered racetrack that was once here for 50 years. It was built in 1927 by millionaire Harry C. Hatch on what was then a large farm property. The racetrack was then the largest of its kind in Canada and allowed Hatch to train the horses all year round. By the time he sold the property in 1946, the track had given rise to five King's Plate winners.
  10. Wishing Well Woods
    1801 Pharmacy Avenue
    This small woodlot is a patch of centuries-old greenspace still intact from the area's rural roots. In 1827, Christopher Thomson settled on this land and named his farm Wishing Well Farm after he built a well on the property. Eventually, the farmland was developed in 1956 and the subdivision was named Wishing Well Acres in honour of this history.
  11. Wishing Well Park
    1700 Pharmacy Avenue
    A 6.1-hectare park that features four ball diamonds (two of which are lit), three lit tennis courts and a children's playground.
  12. Vradenberg Park
    40 Vradenberg Drive
    This 3-hectare park has plenty of open green space, mature trees and is located adjacent to Vradenburg Junior Public School. It features a baseball diamond field and a children's playground. The Vradenburgs (originally spelled Vradenburgh) were a family of European settlers that once resided in this area. There is also a nearby street with similar spelling named after the family.
  13. Lynngate Park
    133 Cass Avenue
    A 1.8-hectare park that features a ball diamond and a children's playground.

Accessibility information: All points of interest are viewable from paved park paths or sidewalks. Portions of the park path through Vradenburg Park are paved but some portions may have unmaintained gravel.

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.