Originally known as Port Union, this Scarborough neighbourhood extends from Port Union Road to the Lower Highland Creek, and from Kingston Road to the shore of Lake Ontario. The community is comprised of quiet tree-lined streets and charming green spaces, with many schools at the primary, middle, and senior levels.
The modern day neighbourhood takes part of its name from Centennial Park, although the most notable park in the area is Port Union Waterfront Park; the site of the Waterfront Trail which runs to the east and west, connecting to several lakeside parks. There are no definitive boundaries between Centennial Scarborough and Port Union, and the neighbourhood is often referred to by one name or the other.
The Centennial Scarborough and Port Union area is a family-focused community; the majority of homes are modern 2-storey detached houses, with some Port Union condos sprinkled into the mix. Entertainment options are geared towards children — you’ll find a vast selection of recreation facilities, playgrounds, and walking trails.
Port Union Road, Lawrence Avenue, and Kingston Rd serve as the major roads for the neighbourhood; host to restaurants, cafes, boutiques, and a variety of service based businesses — mainly salons, repair shops, catering, and financial services.
The are no stylish glass towers or large complexes in Centennial Scarborough and Port Union; Three7 Condos and Lofts is the largest building in the area, which is 3-storeys tall and houses 35 units. Floor plans are generous at Three7 Condos and Lofts, starting at 653 square feet and up to 1245. Centennial Hill Condos is one of the most affordable buildings in the neighbourhood, and an ideal spot for first time homebuyers.
One of the most appealing aspects of Centennial Scarborough and Port Union condos are the prices, as these units are well below the average price per square foot of condos in downtown Toronto. Families who are keen on Centennial Scarborough and Port Union condos will likely be drawn to 121 Centennial Road Townhouses, where the living experience is quite similar to a semi-detached house.
Centennial Scarborough and Port Union condos aren’t for everyone, and if you’re looking for a condo in the heart of the action with tons of amenities, then you’ll have to look elsewhere.
In terms of walkability, this neighbourhood barely passed the test with a Walk Score of 54 — residents who live near major roads can accomplish errands on foot, while those who live in the middle of the neighbourhood will likely need a vehicle or public transit.
This neighbourhood has reasonable access to public transit, with east and westbound buses on Lawrence Avenue and Lawson, and north and southbound buses on Port Union Road; for longer trips, Rouge Hill GO is located just east of neighbourhood for GO transit.
Drivers can get around in a hurry by heading north for the Ontario 401, or take Kingston Road west for Lake Shore Boulevard and Gardiner Expressway.