Community History

Maryvale is a neighbourhood within the Wexford Community within Scarborough, Ontario Canada. It is located on the edge of Scarborough with its western border being Victoria Park Avenue. To the north it is bordered by Highway 401, to the east by Warden and to the south by the railroad tracks.

The area was first settled as farmland and the neighbourhood is named after the Maryvale farm that once covered part of the area. It was an early part of Scarborough to be developed, being turned into a new suburb in the early 1950s.

The most prominent heritage building in the community is the Metro store at Parkway Mall which has a distinctively curved roof, that was the largest wooden arch in Canada at the time of its construction. Originally built as a Grand Union store in 1958 it was declared a heritage building in 2009.

Grand Union Opened 1958 / Currently Metro at Parkway Mall

Opened in 1958, Grand Union now Metro is designated as a heritage site due to its domed roof

Old and New

Maryvale Aerial Shot - Late 60's

Marchington Circle from the air

East side of Victoria Park looking North from Lynvalley - Maisonettes

Then photo - 1960 Photo - 2010

Ellesmere Rd. at Victoria Park looking east

Then photo - 1960 Now photo - 2010