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 dynamic neighbourhood popular with families, featuring newer homes and plenty of amenities.

Property Pulse

Predominantly upscale, 2-storey single-detached homes with attractive features like gas fireplaces and walk-in closets.

Community Canvas

A diverse community with residents from 117 different ethnic origins and a mix of first and second-generation immigrants.

What You'll Love

Great schools, parks, and recreational facilities make this neighbourhood perfect for families.

Have a look around Taunton.

Taunton has a dynamic population, and is popular with families with kids under 5, families with kids aged 5 to 9, families with teens, people in their 30s, and people in their 40s. The Taunton area is in northeast Oshawa, and is a popular neighbourhood, with plenty of newer homes and ongoing development. There are many amenities and services in Taunton, including schools, a large sports centre/arena, a library, a large shopping centre with big-box stores, and restaurants. Taunton also features parks, and natural wooded areas along waterways, with trails. Housing is predominantly single-detached, many of them upscale, 2-storey homes from the 1990s-2000s.

People & Families in Taunton

Families with kids make up 70% of households in Taunton, while couples without children make up 16% of households and 7% of households are one person living alone. People in this neighbourhood come from 117 different ethnic origins, and 28% are first-generation immigrants, while 30% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

3,580

Neighbourhood Population

13,120

Household Size

  • 1 person - 6%
  • 2 persons - 18%
  • 3 persons - 18%
  • 4 persons - 30%
  • 5 or more persons - 26%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 6%
  • Non-family households - 1%
  • Families with children - 70%
  • Couples without children - 15%
  • Multiple families in household - 6%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 22%
  • 2 children - 35%
  • 3 or more children - 20%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 28%
  • 15 to 64 years - 63%
  • 65 years and over - 7%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • Canadian - 23%
  • English - 22%
  • Irish - 17%
  • Scottish - 16%
  • German - 7%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 0%
  • 25 to 34 years - 14%
  • 35 to 44 years - 32%
  • 45 to 54 years - 29%
  • 55 to 64 years - 11%
  • 65 to 74 years - 8%
  • 75 to 84 years - 2%
  • 85 years and over - 0%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 8%
  • 5 to 9 years - 10%
  • 10 to 14 years - 9%
  • 15 to 19 years - 7%
  • 20 to 29 years - 9%
  • 30 to 39 years - 15%
  • 40 to 49 years - 16%
  • 50 to 59 years - 9%
  • 60 to 69 years - 5%
  • over 70 years - 2%

Taunton Schools

Taunton has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 8 public schools and 5 Catholic schools serving Taunton. The special programs offered at local schools include French Immersion, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate.

Public Schools

8

Catholic Schools

5

Having Fun in Taunton

Fun is easy to find at the many parks & rec facilities here. Parks in this neighbourhood feature playgrounds for kids, sports parks, and skating. There are 7 parks in Taunton, with 30 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 4.

Number of Parks

7

Number of Recreation Facilities

30

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 7
  • Pool - 1
  • Arena - 1
  • Rinks - 4
  • Basketball Courts - 3
  • Ball Diamonds - 2
  • Sports Fields - 4
  • Track - 1
  • Community Centre - 1
  • Splash Pad - 1
  • Community Garden - 1
  • Trails - 3
  • Fitness/Weight Room - 1
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Getting Around in Taunton

There are 77 transit stops in Taunton. In this neighbourhood, there are mostly vehicle commuters and most commute to another city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 31%
  • Commute to another city - 68%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 85%
  • Transit - 9%
  • Walk/bike - 3%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 30%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 14%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 10%
  • 60 minutes and over - 29%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 15%

Work and Education in Taunton

In Taunton, 30% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 72% have any postsecondary education. The health care and social assistance industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 1%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 2%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 3%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 5%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 4%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 4%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 6%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 6%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 15%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 13%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 19%
  • $200,000 and over - 13%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 18%
  • Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services - 15%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 15%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Health care and social assistance - 12%
  • Retail trade - 10%
  • Educational services - 9%

Employment

  • Employed - 67% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 5% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 27% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Taunton Homes

In Taunton, there are mostly detached homes. This neighbourhood has a dynamic population, with 53% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 13% having moved within the past year. It has mostly newer homes and is mostly owner-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 94%
  • Semi-detached house - 1%
  • Duplex - 0%
  • Row house - 2%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 0%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 0%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 1%
  • Not condominium - 98%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 0%
  • 2 bedrooms - 3%
  • 3 bedrooms - 27%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 68%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 0%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 0%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 6%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 20%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 33%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 37%
  • 1960 or before - 0%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 95%
  • Renter - 4%

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