Agincourt is a neighbourhood in Scarborough, Ontario that began as a small village centred around the Knox Presbyterian Church. The area is known for having one of the largest Asian communities in Toronto. The cultural diversity is visibly seen in the signage of the many shopping malls that reside in this neighbourhood.
There is a prominent East Indian and Indo Pakistani community that are also well established in Agincourt. Located at the Woodside Square Mall on McCowan Road there is The Woodside Cinemas which includes three theaters that play East Indian, Indo-Pakistani and Chinese movies.
The Knox Presbyterian Church was built over 100 years ago and still stands today on the north-east corner of Sheppard and Midland Avenues. The original frame Knox Church was built in 1846 but was then replaced in 1972 with the story-book brick church.
In the late 1800’s two railway lines opened stations in Agincourt resulting in a boom in its economy. With people wanting to reside in the area, the first subdivision was built in 1913 on the old Paterson farm north of Sheppard Avenue. The most significant spike in the development of Agincourt happened between 1945 and 1955. Most of the building built then are still seen today in the present.
Close to one third of all buildings in Agincourt are single detached homes. There is also a fair chunk of apartment buildings and townhouses that are present in the housing stock. The neighbourhood mainly offers three bedroom and four or more bedroom homes.
Close to 8-% of the population living in this area own their own home and renters make up the remaining 20%. Around half of the properties in the area were constructed between 1960 and 1980, and the majority of the remaining buildings were built in the 1980s and the 2000s.
There are many amenities and recreational activities available when living in Agincourt. The neighbourhood is filled with Asian shopping malls and shopping plazas, specifically on Sheppard Avenue and McCowan Road north of Finch Avenue. The plazas include Asian supermarkets, fruit stores, seafood restaurants, herbal stores, vegetarian shops, beauty salons, banks, and bakeries.
The Agincourt Mall on Sheppard Avenue is the largest shopping mall in the community. The mall is bordered by a Walmart department store and a Loblaws supermarket. The stores inside the mall mostly features national retailers and chain stores. If you are interested in a mall that features a good mix of fashion, gift, home, entertainment, and food, then Woodside Square is the place to go.
Residents in Agincourt have access to a GO Transit station on the north side of Sheppard Avenue, just east of Kennedy Road. This allows commuters to have morning train service to Union Station in downtown Toronto. The train returns to Agincourt in the late afternoon from Union Station.
There are also Toronto Transit bus lines on Finch and Sheppard Avenues which connect to the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line. Residents can also access bus services on Kennedy, Brimley. McCowan, Bellamy, and Markham Roads to connect with the Bloor-Danforth subway line.
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