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Dorset Park
—  Neighbourhood  —
Houses in Dorset Park
Coordinates: 43°45′55″N 79°16′52″W / 43.76528°N 79.28111°W / 43.76528; -79.28111
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
City Toronto Toronto
Community Scarborough
Changed Municipality 1998 Toronto from Flag of Scarborough, Ontario.svg Scarborough
Government
 - MP John Cannis (Scarborough Centre)
 - MPP Brad Duguid (Scarborough Centre)
 - Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre)
Elevation 40 m (131 ft)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) (416) and (647)

Dorset Park is a neighbourhood in Scarborough, a district of the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The neighbourhood is located in western Scarborough, bordered by Highway 401 to the North, Midland Avenue to the East, Lawrence Avenue to the South, Birchmount Road to the west, and Kennedy Road running along the centre North and South and Ellesmere Road running along the centre East and West of the neighbourhood. The area south of Lawrence north of the hydro corridor is known as McGregor Park and is often included as part of Dorset Park.

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Area description

Kennedy Road in the 1930s, looking north from a point a mile south of Ellesmere Road.

Dorset Park is low to middle income neighbourhood. The houses are relatively inexpensive, however, half of the neighbourhood lives in predominantly low-income high-rise buildings. The main high school in the area is Winston Churchill Collegiate Institute located in the south end of the neighbourhood. The business district of Scarborough seems to be carried right through the heart of Dorset Park along Kennedy Road from Kennedy Road and Highway 401 to Kennedy and Lawrence Ave. The business district along Kennedy Road is a 3.5 kilometer stretch of the road with nothing but stores/business and high rise buildings. Kennedy Commons, a large strip mall is located in between Kennedy/401 and Kennedy/Ellesmere.

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Historical background

The area was formerly agricultural in nature, with the majority of the housing built in the 1950s.

See also

External links

Official Website http://www.dorsetpark.com/

Coordinates: 43°45′14″N 79°16′55″W / 43.754°N 79.282°W / 43.754; -79.282


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