Scarborough Home Neighborhoods: L'Amoreaux Neighbourhood
L'Amoreaux is in the northwest corner of Scarborough, and is close to the junction of Highways 41 and 404 (the Don Valley Parkway). The community is named for its first settler, Josue L'Amoreaux, a French Huguenot who arrived in 1816. By 1854, this rural community had a post office, but its wasn't urbanized until the 1950s, a process which continued into the 70s. The communities of Bridlewood and Bamburgh are conveniently built around central parks and shopping facilities. The area is also adjacent to Scarborough Grace Hospital.
Highway 401 is 5 minutes away, via Victoria Park or Warden, which connects to the Don Valley Parkway into downtown Toronto (about half an hour away). TTC buses along Sheppard, Finch or Steeles connect to stations on the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line. Buses along Victoria Park, Warden Avenue and Kennedy Road connect to the Bloor-Danforth subway line. There is also the Milliken GO Bus/Train Station southeast of Steeles & Kennedy to zip commuters to Union Station in about 35 minutes.
This community is served by 7 elementary schools, 7 Catholic elementary schools, 2 public libraries and 4 high schools.
L'Amoreaux's has a number of smaller shopping plazas scattered around, but the Bridlewood Mall ( Finch & Warden) the largest and centrally located, and the Agincourt Mall (Kennedy & Sheppard) smaller and on the southeast periphery. The cultural diversity of the community is reflected in signage being in English and Asian languages on stores and restaurants.
The community has paved recreational pathways running for several kilometers from Tam O'Shanter Golf Course up to signature L'Amoreaux Parks (South and North), with other shorter stretches along parkland around the neighbourhood. L'Amoreaux Park also includes a Kidstown outdoor water playground at Birchmount & MicNicoll. The community also had 4 tennis court areas, 5 running tracks, 2 indoor arenas, and an indoor pool.
Most homes in L'Amoreaux were built during the 1950s, 60s and 70s. These houses are typically bungalows, split-levels and 2-storey homes with garages, on 40 to 70 ft lots. There are executive homes around the periphery of the Tam O'Shanter Golf Course. Homes in this community are in the low to middle price ranges.