Our Neighbourhood

Centennial Scarborough


Nestled south of Highway 401, east of Highland Creek on the shores of Lake Ontario, the Centennial community is still known as Scarborough’s best kept secret. An abundance of parks and open spaces surround approximately 4,000 households.

The Centennial area is regarded as a model neighbourhood where people share a sense of togetherness and concern about the wellbeing of their community.

For over 65 years, the CCRA has been instrumental in promoting cooperation and bringing people together through community events, shared initiatives and common concerns for our neighbourhood.

For details about Centennial Scarborough gathered from the 2011 census, see the neighbourhood profile on the City of Toronto website.


Riding of Scarborough – Rouge Park

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The former federal riding of Pickering-Scarborough East was dissolved in 2012, and with new boundaries drawn, our riding is now Scarborough – Rouge Park. With a diverse population of 102,646 (2011), it stretches from Steeles Avenue to the north, the Scarborough-Pickering border to the east, Lake Ontario to the south, and Morningside Avenue/Highway 401/Neilson Road/Rouge River to the west. Scarborough–Rouge Park includes the communities of Centennial Scarborough, as well as West Rouge, West Hill, Highland Creek, Morningside Heights and Rouge Park.

Due to Provincial law, provincial ridings are typically the same as those on the federal level, with the exception being Northern Ontario. Our new riding of Scarborough-Rouge Park may be copied for a Provincial election, pending a review from the Province.

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Demographic Highlights

Private households

Living with family 12,050 – 92%
Living with other relatives 345 – 3%
Living with nonrelatives only 225 – 2%
Living alone 445 – 3%
Seniors 65+ living alone 190 – 10% of seniors 65+

Top-10 Non-Official Mother Tongue Languages

Tagalog (Pilipino) 360
Tamil 265
Polish 195
Urdu 175
Chinese, n.o.s. 160
German 145
Cantonese 140
Bengali 125
Greek 110

After tax household income

Under $20,000 – 5%
$20,000 to $49,999 – 15%
$50,000 to $79,999 – 24%
$80,000 to $124,999 – 30%
$125,000+ – 27%