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The Queensway

Map of The Queensway area, TorontoThe Queensway is an affordable west end neighbourhood that offers convenient access to downtown Toronto and numerous recreational opportunities at the nearby South Humber Parklands.

This relatively low-profile neighbourhood has quietly earned celebrity status, with many television, movie and commercial productions having taken place in the residential pocket around Queensway Park.

History

The Queensway began as a small farming community in the late 1800's. One of the few reminders of the Queensway's rural past is the little, white, stucco cottage that sits in an old farmers field at 694 Royal York Road.

In 1912, the urbanization of The Queensway led to the creation of the two-room Queensway Public School. This school was expanded in 1923 and then again in 1948. After a long period of growth, The Queensway experienced a decline in population during the 1960's which led to the closing of the Queensway Public School in 1969.

The former Queensway School was demolished in the 1990's to make room for the giant Price Club retail complex south of The Queensway at Taymall Avenue. Ironically, the Price Club, like the school before it has become a landmark in The Queensway and has helped to revitalize this neighbourhood.

 

The Queensway, Toronto


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Schools in the Stonegate Queensway Neighbourhood

Public:

Norseman Junior Middle School: JK - 8
Sunnylea Junior School: JK - 5
Étienne Brûlé Junior School: JK - 5
Karen Kain School of the Arts: 6 - 8
Park Lawn Junior Middle School: JK - 8
Etobicoke School of the Arts: 9 - 12
 

Catholic:

St Mark: Elementary
St Louis: Elementary
Bishop Allen Academy: 9 - 12

 
Private:

Imperial College of Toronto: 11,12, ESL
Behavior Institute (Children's College): Children with Autism
Library and Community centers in the Stonegate Queensway Neighbourhood

Public Library:

Humber Bay Library, 200 Park Lawn Rd