Clarkson borders on some very expensive areas – Lorne Park and Port Credit to the east, and Eastlake, Oakville to the west; and although Clarkson has some expensive parts of it’s own, overall it has become a haven for families looking for easy commutability to Toronto via its own station stop, and a more affordable price point.
The people that live in Clarkson, love Clarkson. Unlike many suburban neighbourhoods, this area has a real sense of community – and there are always events to get involved in if that’s what tickles you fancy. Renowned for its numerous community experiences, Clarkson hosts the bi annual Taste of Clarkson along Lakeshore, Halloween Funfest, and Christmas in Clarkson as an annual tree lighting ceremony (just to name a few!).
Clarkson’s main street (Lakeshore) is bustling with unique shops and eateries for every taste – check out Casalingas for some incredible pizza, Michael’s Back Door for a high end dining experience, or The Clarkson Pump for some happy hour pizza and wings.
And don’t forget about the greenspace – Clarkson really has it all. Some of the city’s best sightlines are from the little known Watersedge Park at the very south end of Clarkson, which is just a stone’s throw from the Rattray Marsh Conservation area. But the biggest (and most infamous) of them all? Jack Darling Memorial Park! Where you can lounge out at the small beach front area, cook up some burgers on the park grills, and watch some fireworks during the long weekends.