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West Rouge
—  Neighbourhood  —
Coordinates: 43°47′07″N 79°07′33″W / 43.78528°N 79.12583°W / 43.78528; -79.12583
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
City Toronto Toronto
Community Scarborough
Changed Municipality 1977 Scarborough from Pickering, Ontario
1998 Toronto from Flag of Scarborough, Ontario.svg Scarborough
Government
 - MP Dan McTeague (Pickering—Scarborough East)
 - MPP Wayne Arthurs (Pickering—Scarborough East)
 - Councillor Ron Moeser (Ward 44 Scarborough East)

West Rouge is a small community neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located at the eastern end of the city, in the former borough of Scarborough. The community is roughly bounded by Lake Ontario to the south, the Rouge River to the east, Highland Creek to the west and Kingston Road to the north.

The area was recorded as being settled as early as 1798, when a crown patent for lots 29, 30, 32 & 33, "Con. 1 with the Broken Front, Township of Pickering, County of York and Home District, Province of Upper Canada", were granted to William Holmes, Esquire. In 1843 Henry Cowan, an immigrant from Ayr, Scotland, bought lots 32 & 33 from Holmes and settled the land with his family. In 1848 Cowan sold a small portion of his land on the shores of Lake Ontario to the Grand Trunk Railway Company.

In the years following, much of the land changed hands. In 1948, the land that is now a new housing development between Rouge Hills Dr. and Ridgewood was sold to Rouge Hills Golf and Country Club Limited. The country club and golf course were closed in 1973.

Until 1977 West Rouge was not part of Toronto or Scarborough, but was considered part of the township of Pickering. In 1977 it was transferred to the Borough of Scarborough.

The West Rouge community is also the home of a large soccer club, Known as West Rouge Storm. Having both house league and rep soccer teams, for both boys and girls.

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  • St. Brendan Catholic School (Elementary K-8) (website)

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