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Agincourt

Overview

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Agincourt name is often applied to refer to a big portion of north-west area in Scarborough. The official recognition came after occupying the neighbourhoods of Agincourt North and Agincourt South–Malvern West by the City of Toronto.  Agincourt is the neighbourhood of former village now within Toronto. This area is situated in the north-eastern part of Toronto. It is centred along Sheppard Avenue between Markham Roads and Kennedy Roads. Interestingly, Agincourt holds the largest communities of Asian people in Toronto.

Real Estate

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Agincourt is the place which we are best known for the high amount of Asian communities, manufacturer worker, senior citizen and public transport user. Agincourt has a good number of large condos, detached house and condo townhouse. The percentages of those real estates are condo apartment 44%, Condo Townhouse 10%, Detached 27%, Semi-detached 8% and others 11%. Most of the real estate follow apartment style with two or three bedrooms.

Schools Around

  1. Agincourt Collegiate Institute
  2. Agincourt Junior Public School
  3. North Agincourt Junior Public School
  4. Albert Campbell Collegiate Institute
  5. Henry Kelsey Senior Public School
  6. Sir Alexander Mackenzie Senior Public School
  7. White Haven Junior Public School
  8. Francis Libermann Catholic High School
  9. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Elementary School
  10. Bartholomew Catholic School
  11. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic School

Homes

Once upon a time, Agincourt was referred to as the “hero town” by the resident whom lived there. Agincourt is famous for the diverse new neighbourhood here many Asian people including Cantonese and Greek speakers are live together. Most of the house in Agincourt have common style and maximum house follow 3 bedrooms structure.

History

Agincourt started as a little village with surrounding the Knox Presbyterian Church. The Knox Presbyterian Church originally built in 1846 but it was replaced in 1872. Officially, the Agincourt village was founded with the Agincourt post office establishment, it was opened in June 1858 by the John Hill.

In the late 1800’s, Agincourt started to boom with opening two railway lines stations here. This establishment led to the building of Agincourt subdivision at the year of 1913, between the Railway tracks and Midland Avenue. The most significant development in the Agincourt area took place between the year of 1945 and 1965, at that time most of the present-day residents was developed.

Shopping

Agincourt have a lot of Asian shopping plazas and malls, particularly along McCowan Road north of Finch Avenue and Sheppard Avenue. This shopping plazas are the mixture of Asian supermarkets, seafood restaurants, fruit stores, herbal stores, beauty salons, vegetarian shops, bakeries and banks.

Agincourt Mall on Sheppard Avenue is the biggest shopping mall in this area. This shopping mall have a Loblaw’s supermarket, a Wal-Mart department store and features mostly chain stores and national retailers.

In the north-west corner of McCowan Road and Finch Avenue, the Woodside Square is located here. It is a medium-size indoor shopping mall in the Agincourt.

Entertainment

The Agincourt Community Centre offers various indoor fitness classes recreational skating and swimming programs. The Agincourt Lawn Bowling Club is operating there activities out of the park adjacent near to this community center.

The Agincourt Gardening Club have recently erected a plaque at the Donalda Park on Donalda Drive. At the north of Finch Avenue, Brimley Woods Park is renowned for the display of trillium flowers.

Getting Around

On the north side of Sheppard Avenue, Agincourt has its own Go Transit station and it is just east of the Kennedy Road. Go Transit station offers commuters with morning train service to the downtown Toronto. This train again back to the Agincourt in the afternoon from the Union Station. TTB lines on Sheppard Avenues and Finch connect the passengers to the subway line. Bus services on Brimley, Kennedy, McCowan, Markham Roads, Bellamy as well as Midland Avenue connect passengers to stations on the subway line of Bloor-Danforth.

Major Street Boundaries

 

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