Living in East Credit
East Credit is suburbs personified. It is lined with row upon row of subdivisions lined with modest brick family homes punctuated by double car garages out front. The area is criss-crossed by major highways and arterial roadways and features landmarks such as the Heartland Town Centre – one of Canada’s largest malls, and the River Grove Community Centre that features an indoor pool and gymnasium and community meeting rooms that feature a myriad of programs.
History of East Credit
East Credit was once considered to be a part of the Streetsville neighbourhood to the north. It was largely farmland until 1980 when the Brittania landfill opened of Terry Fox Way south of Brittania Road West. The landfill was closed in 2002. It was replaced by the BraeBen Golf Course, which features an 18 hole championship course and a 9 hole par 3 course.
Homes in East Credit
East Credit homes were built mostly in the 1990s and 2000s. These are typical two storey despatched and semi-detached subdivision style homes with brick veneer, and front facing gable roofs that look out over double garages. The streetscapes are curve-liner and winding either terminating with a cul de sac or spilling out to the main arterial roadways.
Lifestyle in East Credit
Heartland Town Centre, one of Canada’s largest and most successful Power Centres offers over 180 stores and services for the ultimate shopping experience. This shopping landmark is located at the corner of Mavis and Brittania Road. There are also a handful of small neighbourhood shopping plazas dispersed throughout this neighbourhood. Som elf the food shops and restaurants at these plazas reflect the cultural diversity of this neighbourhood.
Recreation in East Credit
River Grove Fitness Centre amenities include: Cardio equipment including treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, rowing machines, stepmills and steppers. Weight training equipment includes a wide variety of free weights, selectorized weight machines and plate loaded machines. Fitness Studio offering numerous group exercise classes including Zumba, high & low impact, step, toning, circuit and more. 3 squash courts and Steam room. The David J. Fulham Trail is 18km in length and follows the meandering course of the Credit River. This green corridor is perfect for cycling, hiking, walking and running.
Transportation in East Credit
The 400 series highways border this neighbourhood connecting residents to points all across the GTA making commuting easier. Eglington Avenue, Brittania Road and Mavis Road are all serviced by MiWay bus service.