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Scarborough-Rouge River

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Scarborough—Rouge River is a provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999.

The riding covers the northeast part of the Scarborough part of Toronto. It stretches from Highway 401 in the south to Steeles Avenue in the north. In the east it ends at the border with Pickering and to just west of Midland in the west.

Demographics

Ethnic Groups: 32.8% South Asian, 30.8% Chinese, 10.7% Black, 8.7% White, 8.2% Filipino, 1.6% Southeast Asian
Languages: 40.0% English, 27.1% Chinese, 13.2% Tamil, 4.2% Tagalog, 3.0% Urdu, 2.4% Gujarati, 1.4% Punjabi
Religion: 39.2% Christian (19.1% Catholic, 2.7% Pentecostal, 2.4% Anglican, 1.8% Baptist, 1.1% Christian Orthodox, 12.1% Other Christian), 20.7% Hindu, 8.9% Muslim, 4.7% Buddhist, 1.2% Sikh, 25.0% No religion.
Average household income: $74,241
Median household income: $61,786
Average individual income: $28,328
Median individual income: $21,187
In 2001, 13.6% of the population was Hindu, the highest in Canada.[3]

Geography
Scarborough—Rouge River consists of the part of the City of Toronto bounded on the north and east by the city limits, on the west by Midland Avenue, and on the south by a line drawn from the east city limit west along Finch Avenue East, south along Meadowvale Road, west along Sheppard Avenue East, south along Morningside Avenue, west along Highway 401, north along Brimley Road, and west along Finch Avenue East to Midland Avenue.

The provincial electoral district was created in 1999 when provincial ridings were defined to have the same borders as federal ridings.

The riding contains the neighbourhoods of Agincourt (part), Armadale, Malvern, Milliken (part) and Morningside Heights.