Introduction to Victoria Manor – Jennings Gate Community
The Victoria Manor – Jennings Gate community is mainly a residential neighbourhood offering a plethora of housing from large mansions to semi-detached brick homes. Smaller communities usually have a great community feeling and this neighbourhood is true to form. People love living here, read on to find out why!
The Victoria Manor- Jennings Gate community occupies land to the east of the Cathedraltown neighbourhood. The northern boundary lies north of Rinas Avenue and the southern boundary is Major Mackenzie Drive. The eastern boundary runs along the Rouge river tributary (just west of Warden Avenue) and the western boundary runs along Victoria Square Boulevard and Woodbine Avenue.
Homes in Victoria Manor-Jennings Gate Community
The homes in this neighbourhood vary greatly in size. Most of the homes in Victoria Manor were built after 2005 and are semi-detached or link detached homes that are 3 to 4 bedroom homes and occupy modest sie lots. They are mainly brick homes with porches, and some have garages at the rear. On the flip side, Jennings Gate has more estate size lots and larger detached homes and mansions. Most homes in Jennings Gate have a varied style as each has been largely custom-built. Most have grand entrances and there are a few homes with Neo-Colonial style front pillars. In recent years some of these homes have been bought and either replaced or renovated into very modern style homes.
Transport & Commuting
This community is in northern Markham, and the nearest Go stations are Richmond Hill and Unionville which are each about a 15-minute drive in opposite directions. Most people here do have cars to get around, but it is possible to use transit as Warden Avenue is an arterial road and is a short walk from most of the homes in the neighbourhood
Shopping in Victoria Manor – Jennings Gate Community
Although the neighbourhood does not have its own shopping plaza, there is a plaza nearby. On the corner of Major Mackenzie Drive and Woodbine there is a plaza with two big box stores along with banks, fast food restaurants and other small businesses.
Parks & Recreation
There are two parks in this neighbourhood – here is a list:
- Vine Cliff Park/John Payne Park – a well-treed park with a small children’s playground, a gazebo, splash pad, lots of green space, a path that circles the field, and a trailhead running along Otter Tail Creek.
- Joseph Ellerby Park – green space with a children’s playground.
The nearest community centre is Victoria Square Community Centre, which offers a community hall for hire with kitchen facilities and a stage for performances. Additionally, the Angus Glen Community Centre is a 5-minute drive away and offers a library, tennis courts, gymnasium, fitness centre, pool and 2 ice arenas.
Schools in Victoria Manor – Jennings Gate Community
There is one elementary school in this neighbourhood and one private school – both listed below. Both have great reputations. For more information on schools, see our Complete Guide to Schools in Markham.
- Sir Wilfred Laurier Public School
- Victoria Square Montessori School
Victoria Manor – Jennings Gate community is a great place to live. Near enough to transport links but far enough away to give this neighbourhood a real country feel without being too far from good schools and shopping. It has some lovely parks and there are great nearby community centres. It is an awesome place to live!