In this Neighbourhood Guide, you'll find out more about the people who live here as well as the schools, parks and recreation facilities, homes, and more.

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Neighbourhood Vibe

Harding is a diverse and family-friendly neighbourhood with a wide range of housing options.

Property Pulse

Homes in Harding include bungalows, single-family homes, townhomes, and apartments on large lots.

Community Canvas

Harding is home to a mix of recent immigrants and people of all ages, creating a vibrant community.

What You'll Love

You'll love the diverse population, excellent schools, and abundance of shopping and dining options.

Have a look around Harding.

Harding has a consistent population, and is popular with recent immigrants, people in their 30s, people in their 40s, people in their 50s, and people in their 60s. Harding is a family-friendly neighbourhood that features an exceptionally diverse housing stock – from bungalows to large single-family homes, townhomes to apartment buildings – on large, wide lots, with a wealth of shopping and dining-out options close by, along with convenient proximity to local transit.

People & Families in Harding

Families with kids make up 38% of households in this neighbourhood, while couples without children make up 22% of households and 34% of households are one person living alone. People in this neighbourhood come from 99 different ethnic origins, and 61% are first-generation immigrants, while 21% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

3,455

Neighbourhood Population

7,936

Household Size

  • 1 person - 33%
  • 2 persons - 31%
  • 3 persons - 16%
  • 4 persons - 12%
  • 5 or more persons - 6%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 33%
  • Non-family households - 3%
  • Families with children - 38%
  • Couples without children - 22%
  • Multiple families in household - 2%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 35%
  • 2 children - 23%
  • 3 or more children - 4%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 11%
  • 15 to 64 years - 66%
  • 65 years and over - 22%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • Iranian - 17%
  • English - 12%
  • Chinese - 12%
  • Italian - 10%
  • Canadian - 9%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 1%
  • 25 to 34 years - 10%
  • 35 to 44 years - 16%
  • 45 to 54 years - 20%
  • 55 to 64 years - 20%
  • 65 to 74 years - 13%
  • 75 to 84 years - 12%
  • 85 years and over - 5%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 3%
  • 5 to 9 years - 3%
  • 10 to 14 years - 3%
  • 15 to 19 years - 5%
  • 20 to 29 years - 10%
  • 30 to 39 years - 12%
  • 40 to 49 years - 13%
  • 50 to 59 years - 15%
  • 60 to 69 years - 12%
  • over 70 years - 13%

Harding Schools

Harding has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 7 public schools and 4 Catholic schools serving this neighbourhood. The special programs offered at local schools include Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, French Immersion, and Fine Arts.

Public Schools

7

Catholic Schools

4

Having Fun in Harding

Fun is easy to find at the many parks & rec facilities here. Parks in Harding feature playgrounds for kids. There are 5 parks in this neighbourhood, with 10 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 2.

Number of Parks

5

Number of Recreation Facilities

10

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 5
  • Basketball Court - 1
  • Ball Diamond - 1
  • Sports Fields - 3
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Getting Around in Harding

There are 77 transit stops in this neighbourhood. Rail stations include Richmond Hill GO. In Harding, there are mostly vehicle commuters and most commute to another city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 26%
  • Commute to another city - 72%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 75%
  • Transit - 19%
  • Walk/bike - 4%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 28%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 24%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 13%
  • 60 minutes and over - 19%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 13%

Work and Education in Harding

In this neighbourhood, 42% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 70% have any postsecondary education. The retail trade industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 23%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 10%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 9%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 9%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 7%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 7%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 4%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 4%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 8%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 3%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 4%
  • $200,000 and over - 3%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 26%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 16%
  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - 12%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Retail trade - 13%
  • Professional, scientific and technical services - 10%
  • Health care and social assistance - 10%

Employment

  • Employed - 55% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 4% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 41% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Harding Homes

In this neighbourhood, there are mostly condos and apartments. Harding has a consistent population, with 47% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 15% having moved within the past year. It has mostly older homes and is a mix of owner and renter-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 30%
  • Semi-detached house - 1%
  • Duplex - 5%
  • Row house - 1%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 20%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 41%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 32%
  • Not condominium - 67%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 23%
  • 2 bedrooms - 38%
  • 3 bedrooms - 20%
  • No bedrooms - 1%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 16%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 27%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 26%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 11%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 1%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 8%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 7%
  • 1960 or before - 16%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 53%
  • Renter - 46%
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