Oakridge neighbourhood in Scarborough Toronto is bordered to the west by Victoria Park Avenue and to the east by the Warden Avenue. Bordering the north of this neighbourhood is Massey Creek and to the southern part is the CNR rail line. The neighbourhood is of working class people from various ethnicities and religions. About 40 percent of the residents are black and from South Asian origins. The faiths represented here are Christian and about 20 percent Muslims. Various languages are spoken mainly Bengali, Tamil and Urdu making it one of the diverse neighbourhoods.
Oakridge Public School was built in 1913 on Danforth Road and this is where the history of the neighbourhood is centered. The development of the area was due to the Danforth Road which started bus service as early as 1918. The growth of the area continued to the 1950s with the construction of the Bloor-Danforth subway. Homes in Oakridge were built from the 1910s through to the 1950s. There were old houses which with time were improved. Other customized and designed houses were built during new construction.
Shopping areas in Oakridge is along the Danforth Road which has various shops, restaurants and small independent retail places. One popular place is the Oakridge Shoppers World at the intersection of Victoria Park Avenue and Danforth Road.
The recreational centers are the Oakridge Community Recreation Centre, and Oakridge Park. The neighbourhood has two public elementary schools, a public high school and a catholic school. Transportation by public bus service connects major roads and avenues to Bloor-Danforth subway line.
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