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Maple Ontario

Maple, Ontario

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Welcome to Maple, Ontario

Maple, Ontario, located in the Southern part of Ontario, is a fast-growing community located within the city of Vaughan. Its proximity to the Greater Toronto Area and rich history make it an attractive and fast-growing neighborhood. Maple boasts many historic buildings including the Masonic Lodge founded in 1854, which is one of the oldest lodges in Upper Canada. The community is also home to one of the largest mosques in Canada, the Baitul Islam Mosque located on Jane Street. The fusion of 19th century history and modern development make Maple a lively and vibrant community that offers a city experience with a quieter small town feel.

The City of Vaughan’s city council councilors meet at Maple’s Civic Centre, located in the heart of the community. The fast-growing neighbourhood has a dense population of Italian, Russian, Polish and Jewish residents and has a notably young population.

Welcome to Maple!

As conveniently-located as it is diverse, Maple is a fantastic community for pretty much anyone! The area’s prime location is the number one reason people move here, but with endless amenities and a neighbourly atmosphere, there’s plenty more to enjoy. Trust me, Maple will feel like home in no time!

Maple is located in the city of Vaughan, Ontario. It is surrounded by several other urban communities including Concord to the south, Woodbridge to the west, King City to the north, and Richmond Hill to the east. The city is flanked by Black Creek to the west and the Don River to the northern and eastern limits of the city. York University’s Keele Campus lies to the south of Maple. The neighborhood is accessible by Major Mackenzie Drive and Keele Street as well as by a Canadian National (Toronto-Washago) line with rail stations at Maple and Rutherford.

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Why You’ll Love It

The diversity, the activities, the fantastic location that makes everyday living a breeze–what’s not to love? Restaurants, schools, and community centres abound right outside your home, with access to GO Transit, Vaughan Mills, and the upcoming Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital–Canada’s first smart hospital–right in your own backyard.

Maple Real Estate

What You’ll Find

Most of Maple’s real estate market consists of single-family homes. The most affordable real estate options in the area are the one-bedroom condos, which are $450,000 on average. Single-family homes (aka freehold townhomes) start at around $700,000. If you’re looking for a fixer-upper, the Old Maple area has a lot of older homes from the 1950s that are commonly renovated or torn down to make way for modern homes.

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How Maple is Changing

Vaughan’s population has tripled in just 28 years–wow! Over that time, Maple has seen an influx of residential development, mostly along Rutherford Road, Jane Street, and Major Mackenzie Drive. Some of the most talked-about developments include the condos being built along Rutherford Road at Jane Street–including the Charisma Condos and Park Place–which will add about six buildings to the area.

Lisa’s Local Tip:

Larger than even New York’s Central Park, North Maple Regional Park is a fantastic spot with over 900 acres of green space! This brand new park includes two lit soccer fields with spectator seating, five kilometres of walking trails, and a soon-to-be-completed pavilion with a washroom and change rooms.

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Neighbourhood Schools

St. Joan of Arc Catholic High School and Maple High School are Maple’s two local high schools, and there are also several Montessori schools in the community. Blessed Trinity Catholic Elementary School, located on Hawker Road, offers a French Immersion Program to students. The nearby École Élémentaire Catholique Le-Petit-Prince is a Catholic French-language school that serves students from kindergarten through grade six.

Community Centres

For fitness classes, indoor swimming, ice skating, and more, Maple Community Centre is the place to go! They offer a ton of family-friendly programs. There’s also Sports Village, a privately-owned arena with four ice rinks, as well as the Civic Centre Library, which hosts many programs as well. Eagle’s Nest Golf Club on Dufferin Street is a beautiful spot to spend the day practising your swing or having a delicious meal in an elegant setting.

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What To Do & See

Let’s talk food! Maple has some amazing local options, including my personal favourite Grazie (grab a glass of wine there at the end of the day, or an amazing meal at any time!), as well as classic spots like The Keg and Coffee Culture. Wegz is the place to be when you want to cheer on your favourite team and have a few drinks and snacks while you do it. Alta Rossa 255 serves up all the Italian classics, while Pho Vaughan offers authentic, home-made Vietnamese dishes for a great price.

Getting Around

Walk Score: 49

Transit Score: 43

Most Maple residents live within walking distance to everyday amenities, but overall it’s easier to get around the area with a car. Public transit has really expanded over the years, too. It’s quite easy to get downtown from the Maple GO station, or if you head a bit further south, you can catch the TTC subway from Vaughan Metropolitan Centre station!

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Maple, Ontario – Circa 1909

History

Maple was founded by the Noble and Rupert families in the early half of the 19th century. Until 1852 it was known as “Noble’s Corner,” before being renamed Rupersville after a beloved community doctor. Community lore credits the name “Maple” to the numerous Maple trees that lined the Keele street in the center of the village during the mid-19th century. The first settlers were German Lutherans migrating from Pennsylvania, but by 1825 a large influx of British immigrants had settled in Maple as well, and the community began to grow and diversify.

Maple continued to grow as the Ontario, Huron and Simcoe railway built a line through Maple. The accessibility by rail led to the growth of maple as an agricultural center, and the community became home to a major Ontario Department of Lands and Forests in the mid-1960’s. Housing development began at this time as well, but a 1962 fire damaged several houses and halted further housing development.

Housing development picked up in the 1980’s. Canada’s Wonderland, a major theme park, was opened in 1981. In the last 30 years Maple has seen increased development and population growth as people flock to the dynamic Neighbourhood.

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