Bendale is well known for its cultural diversity, close proximity to public transportation, and variety of housing options.
The neighbourhood is home to many landmarks, including Scarborough Town Shopping Centre, Thompson Memorial Park, and Scarborough General Hospital.
Bendale is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Toronto, being settled in 1796. During the early years many historical landmarks were constructed including the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in 1849.
Bendale was originally named Benlomond after the local post office. In 1881, the name changed to Bendale once it was found that the name Benlomond was being used elsewhere.
The neighbourhood as it is seen today began its development in the early 1950’s.
The majority of homes in Bendale were constructed during the 1950’s and 1960’s, featuring mostly split-level and bungalow style.
Lot sizes in this neighbourhood are above average in size, and many include private driveways and garages.
Homes in Bendale are more affordable than many other Toronto neighborhoods, with prices starting at $200,000 and ranging to roughly $500,000 on the high end.