Bendale, also called Cedarbrae, is a residential neighbourhood in the eastern part of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located in the former suburb of Scarborough. It is centred on the intersection of Lawrence Avenue East and Brimley Road. Its boundaries, as defined by the City, are Midland Avenue from Lawrence, north to Highway 401, east to McCowan, south to Lawrence, east to West Highland Creek, south-west along West Highland Creek, then follow several side streets parallel to the Creek, north to Midland Avenue. The area north of Ellesmere is typically considered the Scarborough City Centre district, and is not considered in this neighbourhood article.DescriptionThe area is primarily residential. Of the residential dwellings, 39% are single-detached homes and 42% are apartment buildings. The population, as recorded in 2011 was 27,876. The area is ethnically diverse, like much of Toronto, but prior to 2006, has had a higher influx of immigrants from South Asia than the rest of Toronto. In 2011, the most common mother tongue and language spoken at home was Tamil.Landmarks in the area include Scarborough Hospital at Lawrence and McCowan. The Scarborough Museum is located at Brimley north of Lawrence. Located at Midland and Lawrence is the Jame Abu Bakr Siddique Mosque. Its tall minaret can be seen from Brimley Road up to the Lawrence Station overpass.A section of the neighbourhood is known as the "Ben Jungle", located north of Lawrence Avenue between McCowan and Bellamy Roads, where all the street names begin with Ben. Examples include: Benleigh, Benshire and Ben Nevis DrivesBenfrisco, Benhur and Benorama CrescentsBenadair and Benprice CourtsBen Stanton and Ben Doran Boulevards.
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