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Rouge Hill redirects here. For the station in the GO Transit system, see Rouge Hill GO Station.
Rouge
—  Neighbourhood  —
Old Finch Avenue near the Toronto Zoo
Location of Rouge within Toronto
Coordinates: 43°49′15″N 79°12′22″W / 43.82083°N 79.20611°W / 43.82083; -79.20611
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
City Toronto Toronto
Community Scarborough
Changed Municipality 1998 Toronto from Flag of Scarborough, Ontario.svg Scarborough
Government
 - MP Derek Lee (Scarborough—Rouge River)
 - MPP Bas Balkissoon (Scarborough—Rouge River)
 - Councillor Raymond Cho (Ward 42 Scarborough—Rouge River)

Rouge is a neighbourhood in the northeastern area of Toronto, Ontario, within the former city of Scarborough.

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Location and features

It is bounded on the north by Steeles Avenue East, on the east by the Pickering Town Line and the Rouge River, on the south by Lake Ontario, and on the east by Port Union Road, Kingston Road, Highway 401, Morningside Avenue, Finch Avenue East, and Markham Road. It is one of the largest neighbourhoods officially recognized by the City of Toronto, and is dominated by the Rouge River, its tributaries, and associated wilderness areas. North of Sheppard Avenue the neighbourhood has a strong suburban quality, with seventy-four percent of households single-family residences.

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Subdivisions

Beyond its official categorization, Rouge can be subdivided into smaller neighbourhoods more commonly known as West Rouge, Rouge Hill, and Hillside, among others. The Toronto Zoo is a major point of interest in the neighbourhood.

Schools

  • Joseph Howe Senior Public School - A public elementary school located on winter Gardens Trail. It is grades seven and eight and West Rouge Junior Public School, William G Davis Public School, Centennial Public school, Charlottetown Public School all feed into Howe.

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