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Neighborhood Overview

Steeles, Toronto

Steeles Neighborhood Overview

Located in the northeastern part of Toronto, Ontario, Steeles is a suburban neighbourhood that has a geographically localised community. The north part of Steeles is bordered by Steeles Avenue East, and the eastern area is bordered by Kennedy Road. In the west, it is bordered by Victoria Park Avenue. As it is a developing location, it is considered a suitable place for buying real estate properties. Numerous business and social networking opportunities are available for residents in the area. With excellent schools and colleges in this neighbourhood, kids can get a great education. Steeles location has multiple parks and recreational facilities within its boundaries, also known as park heaven. In terms of amenities, the area offers a wide array of facilities, such as libraries and community centres. Additionally, green spaces and fewer industrial buildings make Steeles an excellent livable location.

Livability & Lifestyle of Steeles

Steeles has everything right from better amenities to better educational facilities that make it suitable for living. Additionally, ample opportunities for outdoor recreation, a gated & peaceful society, and a relatively low crime rate are also some of the main highlights of the neighbourhood of Steeles.
Livability Score 81
Amenities A+
Cost of living F
Crime A+
Employment C-
Housing A-
Schools A+
There can be seen a decrease in the crime rate of the Steeles location. As Steeles has 39% fewer crimes than other cities in Ontario, it is considered a safer place to live and raise kids.
Index Steeles/100k People Ontario /100k People National /100k People
Total crime 3125 3,086 4,223
Violent Crime 802 792 1,042
Property Crime 2323 2,294 3,181

People & Culture of Steeles

The Steeles location has people from visible minority populations, immigration, and other countries such as Chinese, South Asian, Black, and Arab. So, there can be seen a mixed and prosperous culture of people living in the Steeles area. In addition to this, the average household income in Steeles is almost equal to the national average household income.
Index Steeles
Median household income $82,367
Unemployment rate 4.1%
In labour force 50.6%
English is the common language of the Steele’s residents which helps them in social interaction and communication.
Only English speaking 73.2%
Only French 0.0%

Neighborhood Nearby Steeles

Steeles is a highly livable neighbourhood where you’ll find various options for schools, parks and recreation facilities, restaurants, and so on. Due to all these facilities, it is an admirable place for residents, from bachelors to families with children.


Steeles has several schools providing quality education to children. There are approximately 17 public schools in the area. Some prominent schools that can be found in the Steeles neighbourhood are listed below:
  • Rouge River Academy
  • William Academy Scarborough
  • Canada Online Academy
  • Insight Academy of Canada


There are many cafes located close by that have a great ambience along with delectable menu options:
  • Pizza Pizza
  •  Stae café
  •  Corner 20 café
  • Forest cafe


In the Steeles neighbourhood, you’ll find multiple dining options that offer a delectable menu of different cuisines:
  • Prague Restaurant
  • Pi Co.
  • Harry's Charbroiled
  • The Fourth Man in the Fire

Shopping Complex

The residents of Steeles can meet all their shopping needs with the availability of numerous shopping complexes and malls. You can find everything here, ranging from everyday utilities to apparel & luxurious goods:
  • Nordstrom Rack
  • First Markham Place
  • CF Fairview Mall
  • Pacific Mall Toronto

Healthcare Centers

With its excellent healthcare facilities, Steeles has become a highly-reckoned place to live. Some of its crucial health centres are listed below:
  • Scarborough Health Network - Centenary Hospital
  • Centre For Addiction and Mental Health - Queen Street Site
  • Providence Healthcare
  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre - Bayview Campus
  • Queensway Health Centre

Top Attractions & Places to Visit in Steeles

Steeles has a huge number of places for family and kids’ recreation. With its multiple amusement facilities, Steeles is just the way to go. Detailed below are a few popular attractions in the neighbourhood:

Newtonbrook Park

When visiting the area, you can go to Newtonbrook Park, which is a popular trail. Steele's neighbourhood offers various fun places for kids and families, and this park is one of them. This place allows visitors to engage in numerous activities, such as mountain biking, snowshoeing, and running. It remains open around the year to welcome visitors.

Rogers Centre

This is a multipurpose stadium where residents of the Steeles neighbourhood can watch baseball and football matches. It is also a great place for attending concerts, popular bands, and family shows. It is a complete central entertainment complex.

Kao Ying Art Gallery

For recreational purposes, one can also visit this gallery, where you’ll find various paintings. Here, you'll discover a large exhibition space. People who love art would enjoy this gallery to experience its beautiful paintings.

Things To Do in Steeles

In the Steeles location, residents and visitors can find numerous viable options for their recreation. People can enjoy the greenery at the parks as well as engage in adventurous sports.

Recreation at Archery Circuit

One of the adventurous things that residents and visitors of Steeles location can try is the archery circuit. It is mainly an innovative sports arena that lets you enjoy archery along with modern standards of safety and entertainment. Whether you’re going for the first time or want to arrange a birthday party, you can do a lot of activities here, such as Nerf battles, Dodge ball, and mini sling bow variations.

Enjoying a Day in Guild Park

The Guild Park allows visitors to enjoy a stroll along with witnessing nature. In this public park, you will witness the beauty of art meeting nature. The best part of this park is that it offers free movies for families visiting the park. Its outdoor Greek stage is the main attraction.

Experiencing Lower Don Recreational Trails

Nature lovers can also explore this park which has completely paved trails. People can also go hiking and biking here. This beautiful trail can be visited anytime all around the year. Additionally, this is a popular area for road biking, running, and walking. It is a kid-friendly zone where you can bring kids for various activities.

Distance & Commute from Popular Locations

The Steeles neighbourhood has multiple transit stops that make the commute easy for people. A few nearby places around the area are listed below:
  • The distance between Toronto Pearson International Airport is 40.1 km which takes 26 min via ON-407 E.
  • The closest bus station to the neighbourhood is Maple which is 170 meters away.
  • The nearest railway station is Milliken Go which is only at a distance of 3.0 km and takes just 7 min.

Popular Markets in Steeles

Whether you are a shopaholic or you want to buy souvenirs, shopping in Steeles will fulfil all your requirements. Here are a few popular markets for you to explore in the area.

Pacific Mall

Pacific Mall is one of the popular shopping malls that is located IN Markham, Ontario. It offers a wide range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Further, it is featured with different outlets and shops that cater to various requirements.

Market Village

This is a shopping mall that is located near the Steeles neighbourhood and has 170 stores. It has multiple outlets that have various luxurious brands. This mall also features a food court to provide a variety of dining options. In addition to shops, many other facilities are also available for entertainment.

Shops On Steeles & 404

This is one of the popular markets that are close to the Steeles neighbourhood and has various independent places and shops where you can buy all the everyday items. Be it apparel or electronics, you can get them all from this shopping complex. It has more than 50 shops for apparel, food, electronics, furniture, and so on.

Steeles Demographics

The population in the Steeles neighbourhood is approximately 24% higher than in Toronto. It has a mixed population of Chinese, Black, and South Asian ethnicities. Also, its median age is 46.8, which indicates a mixture of adult and older populations.
Statistics Grand Valley
Area Code 613
Population 24,909
Population density (sq km) 5,844
Median age 46.8
Male/Female ratio 1.1:1
Married couples 77%
Families w/ kids at home 50%

Things to Do in Steeles With Kids & Pets

The neighbourhood of Steeles has quite a few activities for both kids and pet parents. One of the places where kids, along with their families, can enjoy is Ken Steele Park. This park offers the best trails that are ideal for an adventurous hike or a family trip. Another popular kid-friendly place is the L'Amoreaux North Park. It is a good place for evening walking and planning an outdoor picnic. Also, it features a small oasis and a dog park where your dogs can run freely. In addition to this, it has several dog-friendly parks and trails, including L'Amoreaux North Park. It is heaven for pet parents as their pets can freely move here without their leashes.

Average Cost of Living in Steeles

The cost of living in Steeles is approximately 7% higher than the national average. However, it is 4% lower than the average in Toronto. When it comes to the housing sector, its overall rating is lower than the national average.
Index Steeles Rating
Cost of living 107
Goods & Services 108
Groceries 100
Health care 103
Housing 102
Transportation 107
Utilities 130

Real Estate Housing Market Of Steeles

The Steeles neighbourhood is a peaceful locality that also consists of diverse communities. It has numerous amenities and facilities that attract residents to buy residential properties. Steeles' real estate market is witnessing a surge because of affordable housing options. Right from condominiums to townhouses and detached bungalows to semi-detached homes, all these options are available in the Steeles location. You can also rent apartments of various kinds here.

Location Insights


What is the average home price sale in the Steeles neighbourhood?

The median price at which homes in Steeles sell is about $890,540. Please refer to squareyards.ca for more information.

How much does a rental home cost in Steeles, Ontario?

The average rental home cost in Steeles varies depending on numerous factors.  For a 1 bedroom apartment, the rental starts at $2,095. Please refer to squareyards.ca for more information.

What are nearby neighbourhoods in Steeles, Ontario?

The nearby neighbourhoods of Steeles are Parma Court, Hillside, and Crescent Town.

How many homes are for sale in Steeles?

Currently, 8 homes with a wide range of different amenities are available for sale in Steeles. Please refer to squareyards.ca for more information.

How quickly are homes selling in Steeles?

In the Steeles neighbourhood, homes are selling steadily. This is because of infrastructural development, affordable housing, and accessibility to better healthcare facilities.

Where does Steeles rank among other Ontario neighbourhoods?

Steeles has an excellent livability score of 81 and ranks 719 in the Ontario neighbourhood.

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