Neighbourhoods
Victoria Square

In this Neighbourhood Guide, you'll find out more about the people who live here as well as the schools, parks and recreation facilities, homes, and more.

Neighbourhood Vibe

A vibrant neighbourhood with a rich history and strong sense of community.

Property Pulse

Newer homes with spacious layouts, upgraded features, and plenty of natural light.

Community Canvas

A dynamic population with a mix of families, professionals and popular with recent immigrants.

What You'll Love

Great schools, beautiful parks, and a convenient location near shopping and amenities.

Have a look around Victoria Square.

This neighbourhood has a dynamic population, and is popular with families with kids under 5, families with kids aged 5 to 9, people in their 30s, people in their 40s, and people in their 50s. Victoria Square is a predominantly rural area in the northwest corner of Markham. Some industrial/commercial properties exist in the western part of the area. Residential development of the area began in the 2006 with the development of Cathedraltown to the south and west of Victoria Square and accelerated with the building of Woodbine Bypass in 2010. Farmlands are slowly but progressively disappearing in the area and being replaced with executive homes. This historic area, settled mostly by Mennonites from Pennsylvania in 1805, features a town square, park,and community centre.

People & Families in Victoria Square

Families with kids make up 61% of households in Victoria Square, while couples without children make up 21% of households and 11% of households are one person living alone. People in this neighbourhood come from 67 different ethnic origins, and 64% are first-generation immigrants, while 32% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

2,630

Neighbourhood Population

8,269

Household Size

  • 1 person - 10%
  • 2 persons - 25%
  • 3 persons - 25%
  • 4 persons - 25%
  • 5 or more persons - 13%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 10%
  • Non-family households - 1%
  • Families with children - 60%
  • Couples without children - 20%
  • Multiple families in household - 6%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 34%
  • 2 children - 30%
  • 3 or more children - 6%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 22%
  • 15 to 64 years - 67%
  • 65 years and over - 9%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • Chinese - 75%
  • Canadian - 4%
  • East Indian - 4%
  • Italian - 1%
  • Greek - 1%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 1%
  • 25 to 34 years - 17%
  • 35 to 44 years - 31%
  • 45 to 54 years - 20%
  • 55 to 64 years - 17%
  • 65 to 74 years - 9%
  • 75 to 84 years - 1%
  • 85 years and over - 0%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 10%
  • 5 to 9 years - 7%
  • 10 to 14 years - 4%
  • 15 to 19 years - 3%
  • 20 to 29 years - 9%
  • 30 to 39 years - 20%
  • 40 to 49 years - 14%
  • 50 to 59 years - 11%
  • 60 to 69 years - 9%
  • over 70 years - 3%

Victoria Square Schools

This neighbourhood has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 10 public schools and 8 Catholic schools serving this neighbourhood. The special programs offered at local schools include French Immersion, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate.

Public Schools

10

Catholic Schools

8

Having Fun in Victoria Square

Fun is easy to find at the parks here. There are 1 parks in Victoria Square, with 4 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 4.

Number of Parks

1

Number of Recreation Facilities

4

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playground - 1
  • Ball Diamonds - 2
  • Community Centre - 1
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Getting Around in Victoria Square

There are 15 transit stops in this neighbourhood. In this neighbourhood, there are mostly vehicle commuters and most commute to another city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 27%
  • Commute to another city - 71%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 84%
  • Transit - 13%
  • Walk/bike - 2%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 29%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 25%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 12%
  • 60 minutes and over - 22%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 9%

Work and Education in Victoria Square

In Victoria Square, 53% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 76% have any postsecondary education. The professional, scientific and technical services industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 11%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 5%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 5%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 5%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 6%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 5%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 4%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 5%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 11%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 9%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 13%
  • $200,000 and over - 13%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 23%
  • Sales and service occupations - 19%
  • Management occupations - 16%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Professional, scientific and technical services - 15%
  • Finance and insurance - 14%
  • Retail trade - 10%

Employment

  • Employed - 64% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 2% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 32% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Victoria Square Homes

In Victoria Square, there are a mix of home types. Victoria Square has a dynamic population, with 58% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 11% having moved within the past year. It has mostly newer homes and is mostly owner-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 40%
  • Semi-detached house - 17%
  • Duplex - 0%
  • Row house - 42%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 0%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 0%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 12%
  • Not condominium - 87%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 3%
  • 2 bedrooms - 5%
  • 3 bedrooms - 36%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 54%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 1%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 0%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 0%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 5%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 39%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 51%
  • 1960 or before - 1%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 88%
  • Renter - 11%

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