In the first chapter of the series, I’ve talked about the City of Vaughan. You can find the first chapter here:
In this chapter, I’d like to start talking about the communities in the City of Vaughan. There are five big communities in Vaughan: Woodbridge, Thornhill, Maple, Concord and Kleinburg.
Let’s get started with Woodbridge. The geographical boundaries are: on the North – Major Mackenzie Dr., on the South – Steeles Ave. (Toronto border) , on the East – Hwy 400, on the West – Hwy 50. Before forming the part of Vaughan, Woodbridge was an independent town. Its’ traditional downtown core is the Woodbridge Avenue stretch between Islington Avenue and Kipling Avenue north of Highway 407.
It was settled in 1802. The name Woodbridge was taken from the wooden bridge that crossed the Humber River as an entry point into town. Woodbridge is home to a large Italian Canadian population, accounting for 53.5% of the population. The main attraction is the Boyd Conservation Area. The most famous person who was born in Woodbridge is Elizabeth Arden, the cosmetics goddess.
Woodbridge population is about 110000 people.17% of the population has a University degree or certificate. The average age is 40. The average household size is 3.2. About 46% of the population speak English, followed by 32% Italian, 3.5% Spanish, 2%Romanian and 1.3% Russian speakers. The average household income is over 80000.
Land in sq”k is approximately 80. There are about 1800 buildings that have more than 5 stories out of 33000 private dwellings. Unfortunately, the crime rate is increasing. Yet overall, Woodbridge is a safe respectful neighbourhood, with highly rated schools, a lot of nice plazas and best Italian food in GTA.
Next time I will speak about Thornhill.
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