This neighbourhood is located to the east of Toronto city in Scarborough District. It is bordered to the east by Kennedy Road, to the north by Huntingwood Drive, to the South by Highway 401 and to the West by Pharmacy Avenue. Tam O’Shanter sometimes is included as Agincourt neighbourhood. The neighbourhood is named after Patrick O’Sullivan. The area’s post office was opened in 1892, closed in 1912 and then re-opened in 1956 in Wishing Well plaza.
Housing in the area portrays ranch style bungalows especially along Sheppard Avenue and Huntingwood Drive. These houses have facades of brick. The rest of the areas have an all brick square bungalows with side splits and back splits. Such homes here were built in the 1950s through to the 1970s. There are also new homes being dappled in the neighbourhood. New high rise buildings for example are arising in Bonis Avenue. The new developments also include townhouses and condominiums near Agincourt Mall.
The community in this neighbourhood is multi-dimensional. It consists of Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Sri Lankan and Pakistani as the dominant groups.
Recreational areas include the 18-hole golf course which is to the south of Huntingwood Drive. There are six junior primary schools in Tam O’Shanter, two senior primary schools. Schools in the area include the Tam O’Shanter Elementary School and the Stephen Leacock High School.
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