Maryvale is bordered on the north by Highway 401, on the east by an industrial corridor, and on the south by the Canadian Pacific railway line.
This tiny, family oriented neighbourhood revolves around the Maryvale Public Faculty, located south of Ellesmere Road off Pharmacy Avenue. The Maryvale Junior YMCA relies at this faculty and Maryvale Park and Community Centre are adjacent to the varsity.
Maryvale was originally part of the former Village of Ellesmere, a thriving farming hamlet that was centred along nowadays’s Ellesmere Road. The Village of Ellesmere prospered throughout the 1800’s, with its own school, post workplace and church. There were conjointly blacksmith shops, a waggon creating shop and two sawmills.
In the early 1950’s, Ellesmere’s market gardens and dairy farms gave approach to this day Maryvale subdivision. It is named after the previous Maryvale farm, noted for the breeding and raising of race horses. This farm was situated on the site of the current day Maryvale Public School. A horseshoe from the previous farm is mounted on a commemorative plaque in the foyer of the Maryvale Public Faculty.
The housing stock consists primarily of cozy, brick bungalows and storey-and-a-half homes built within the 1950’s. These homes are well maintained and nicely landscaped. The lots are a sensible size and include a non-public driveway, typically with a garage.
Neighbourhood residents do most of their searching at the Parkway Mall, a medium-size, indoor mall located at the south-east corner of Ellesmere Road and Victoria Park Avenue. This mall is anchored by a giant department store and a supermarket. It has over eighty stores and restaurants. Included in this combination are a massive variety of men’s and women’ fashion shops, home decorating and improvement stores, and skilled and medical offices.
Ellesmere Road offers a combination of tiny shopping plazas and larger retail stores, together with a Home Depot, a video store, a beer store, and a golf centre. Medical and skilled offices also are situated along this route.
The Park, situated off Pharmacy Avenue offers a myriad of recreational facilities including tennis courts, an outside pool, a wading pool, a baseball diamond, sports fields, and a children’s playground.
Bus services along Victoria Park, Pharmacy and Warden Avenues connect passengers to stations on the Bloor-Danforth subway line, whereas the Ellesmere Road bus links up with the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line.
Motorists can get downtown in approximately twenty minutes via the Don Valley Parkway, which will be accessed off Lawrence Avenue, simply west of Victoria Park Avenue. Highway 401 on-ramps at Victoria Park and Warden Avenues are conveniently located at the north end of this neighbourhood.