Birch Cliff is located in the southwest part of the old city of Scarborough, running along the shore of Lake Ontario atop the western part of the Scarborough Bluffs. The area was first developed as the home of the Toronto Hunt Club in 1895 when the region was still mostly farms and woodland. A notable section of the neighbourhood is the former Birch Cliff Quarry. Cliffside was developed as a modern large scale suburban housing subdivision in the early 1950s, during the post–World War II period with the baby boom subdividing of farmland. The area south of Kingston Road was previously a golf course. Some homes were built prior to this period with the development of Birch Cliff to the west.
With 12 public schools and 8 Catholic schools in this neighbourhood, your kids can get a great education.
This neighbourhood is park heaven, with 16 parks and community recreation facilities within its boundaries, including:
With 2 rail transit stops and 170 street-level transit stops in the neighbourhood, it's easy to get around.
This neighbourhood has many shops, services, and amenities to make your daily errands easy.