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Woodbridge, Ontario

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Woodbridge is a large suburban community in the City of Vaughan, just north of Toronto in Southern Ontario. Situated West of Hwy 400 and East of Hwy 50, North of Steeles Ave, and South Of Major MacKenzie Dr W. It was once an independent town before being amalgamated with nearby communities to form the city in 1971. Its traditional downtown core is the Woodbridge Avenue stretch between Islington Avenue and Kipling Avenue north of Highway 407. It is regarded as one of the most affluent areas to live in the Greater Toronto Area.


Woodbridge is home to two natural preserves along the Humber River:

Community Identity & Boundaries

Woodbridge has no political boundaries, but is commonly viewed as lying between either Highway 50 or Highway 27 to the west, Steeles Avenue to the south, Highway 400 to the east, andMajor Mackenzie Drive to the north. However, new housing subdivisions being built north of Major Mackenzie between Pine Valley and the 400, have been given names like "Woodbridge Retreat" by developers, and will most likely extend the popularly accepted northeast boundary northwards to Teston Road.

Although Woodbridge is home to a large Italian-Canadian population, the area has seen an increase in almost every population from nations worldwide. Woodbridge is also considered by many law enforcement agencies and the community alike to be a hub for street racing in the GTA. Documentaries have aired on A&E (Inside Story: Street Racing: The Need For Speed) about the magnitude and organization of the street racing issue in Woodbridge.

The song "The Woodbridge Dog Disaster" by Canadian folk singer Stan Rogers, detailing a fictional occurrence in the community, was recorded in the 1970s.


  • Blue Willow Public School
  • Dayley's Mills Public School
  • Padre Dave Cheapola
  • Emily Carr Secondary School
  • Father Bressani Catholic High School
  • Fossil Hill Public School
  • Elders Mills Public School
  • Holy Cross Catholic Academy
  • Immaculate Conception Catholic Elementary School
  • Lorna Jackson Public School
  • North Hill Private School
  • Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Elementary School
  • Pine Grove Public School
  • San Marco Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Agnes Of Assisi Elementary School
  • St. Andrew Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Angela Merici Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Clare Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Clement Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Gregory the Great Academy
  • St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic High School
  • St. John Bosco Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Margaret Mary Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Padre Pio Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Peter Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Stephen Catholic Elementary School
  • Toronto District Christian High School
  • Vellore Woods Public School
  • Woodbridge College
  • Woodbridge Montessori School (Private Elementary)
  • Woodbridge Public School
  • Glenn Gould Public School
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Situated in hilly terrain of the Humber River Valley, Woodbridge rests at an average elevation of 200 metres between Highway 27 and Pine Valley Drive. The terrain can be described as a series of rolling hills and valleys requiring plenty of planning when road construction projects are initiated. There are numerous valley intersections that demonstrate the geography of the area, notably Highway 7 and Islington and Highway 27 and Rutherford.

The area was mainly farmland before the onset of suburbanization in the 1970s, but the residential communities are interspersed with forests along the Humber River and its eastern branch. Today, much of the area is residential with commercial and industrial properties to the south, close to the border with the City of Toronto and to the east near Pine Valley Drive.


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