Scarborough Home Neighborhoods: Woburn Neighbourhood
Woburn is a quiet, well-treed neighbourhood nestled between the 401 and Highland Creek, between Markham Road and Morningside Ave. The community is home to the Centennial College (Progress Campus), Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, and Scarborough Centenary Hospital. The community was named for the Woburn Inn which was home to the area's first post office in 1856, which was named for the proprietor's hometown in England. Until 1921 this inn was the location of Scarborough municipal council meetings. The community was developed into its modern form over the 1950s.
The community is served by 7 elementary schools, 1 Catholic elementary schools, 1 Catholic high school, 2 high schools, and 1 public library. Centennial College's Progress campus is just southeast of 401 & Markham Rd, and University of Toronto at Scarborough is at Ellesmere & Morningside. From the University of Toronto at Scarborough, students can access cross-town GO Bus service to York University's main campus.
Most of the shopping is along Markham Road, with several small plazas at and along Ellesmere, and at Lawrence which is the location of Cedarbrae Mall, with over seventy retailers, and the kitty-corner Ring Road Plaza.
The community is adjacent to the large Morningside Park which includes paved recreational pathway along Highland Creek, stretching from the lakefront into the heart of Scarborough. The community has a recreational centre, 2 ice arenas, several tennis courts, a baseball diamond, basketball courts and an auditorium. The Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, which lies adjacent to the Scarborough Golf & Country Club, is a visual arts centre and gallery space providing art courses and workshops.
Most Woburn houses were built over 1950s and 60s and are mostly 2-storey homes, split-level houses, bungalows and townhouses. Along Lawrence Avenue East, and along Markham Rd are a number of high rise rental apartments. House prices are in the low to low-medium price range