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 diverse and vibrant neighbourhood with a strong sense of community and family-friendly atmosphere.

Property Pulse

Mostly older homes, with a mix of condos and apartments. Spacious and bright living spaces.

Community Canvas

A melting pot of cultures, with a mix of recent immigrants, families, and people of all ages.

What You'll Love

Great schools, parks, and recreational facilities. Convenient access to TTC and Kennedy Station.

Have a look around Eglinton East.

Eglinton East has a consistent population, and is popular with recent immigrants, families with teens, people in their 20s, people in their 40s, and people in their 50s. Eglinton East, historically known as Knob Hill, is a residential and commercial neighbourhood in Scarborough. In 1896, Eglinton East was the most heavily populated town in the former Township of Scarborough. The residential development of Eglinton East started in the late 1940s and the 1950s when farm fields were swapped out with rows of war veterans’ housing and cozy bungalows. Today, Eglinton East is a working-class neighbourhood with many new immigrants settling in the area.

People & Families in Eglinton East

Families with kids make up 54% of households in Eglinton East, while couples without children make up 14% of households and 23% of households are one person living alone. People in Eglinton East come from 139 different ethnic origins, and 61% are first-generation immigrants, while 26% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

7,890

Neighbourhood Population

22,776

Household Size

  • 1 person - 22%
  • 2 persons - 26%
  • 3 persons - 19%
  • 4 persons - 17%
  • 5 or more persons - 13%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 22%
  • Non-family households - 4%
  • Families with children - 54%
  • Couples without children - 14%
  • Multiple families in household - 4%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 35%
  • 2 children - 28%
  • 3 or more children - 13%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 18%
  • 15 to 64 years - 66%
  • 65 years and over - 15%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • Filipino - 13%
  • East Indian - 12%
  • Canadian - 11%
  • Sri Lankan - 9%
  • Jamaican - 6%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 2%
  • 25 to 34 years - 10%
  • 35 to 44 years - 19%
  • 45 to 54 years - 23%
  • 55 to 64 years - 20%
  • 65 to 74 years - 12%
  • 75 to 84 years - 7%
  • 85 years and over - 3%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 5%
  • 5 to 9 years - 6%
  • 10 to 14 years - 6%
  • 15 to 19 years - 6%
  • 20 to 29 years - 12%
  • 30 to 39 years - 12%
  • 40 to 49 years - 13%
  • 50 to 59 years - 13%
  • 60 to 69 years - 9%
  • over 70 years - 8%

Having Fun in Eglinton East

Fun is easy to find at the many parks & rec facilities here. Parks in Eglinton East feature playgrounds for kids and sports parks. There are 9 parks in Eglinton East, with 31 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 3.

Number of Parks

9

Number of Recreation Facilities

31

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 5
  • Pool - 1
  • Basketball Courts - 5
  • Ball Diamonds - 2
  • Sports Fields - 7
  • Splash Pads - 3
  • Sports Courts - 2
  • Trails - 6
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Getting Around in Eglinton East

There are 102 transit stops in Eglinton East. Rail stations include Kennedy Station. In this neighbourhood, there are a mix of vehicle and transit commuters and most commute within the city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 86%
  • Commute to another city - 13%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 46%
  • Transit - 49%
  • Walk/bike - 1%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 20%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 24%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 18%
  • 60 minutes and over - 26%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 10%

Work and Education in Eglinton East

In this neighbourhood, 25% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 57% have any postsecondary education. The health care and social assistance industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 20%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 12%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 11%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 9%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 8%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 7%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 5%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 4%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 7%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 4%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 3%
  • $200,000 and over - 1%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 34%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 15%
  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - 12%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Health care and social assistance - 13%
  • Retail trade - 12%
  • Accommodation and food services - 11%

Employment

  • Employed - 52% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 6% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 40% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Eglinton East Homes

In this neighbourhood, there are mostly condos and apartments. This neighbourhood has a consistent population, with 38% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 13% having moved within the past year. It has mostly older homes and is a mix of owner and renter-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 19%
  • Semi-detached house - 1%
  • Duplex - 7%
  • Row house - 6%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 2%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 62%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 29%
  • Not condominium - 69%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 19%
  • 2 bedrooms - 36%
  • 3 bedrooms - 29%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 14%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 40%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 16%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 10%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 2%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 1%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 1%
  • 1960 or before - 27%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 45%
  • Renter - 54%
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