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Scarborough is best known for its lakeside bluffs

Why Visit Scarborough?

Scarborough lies to the east of downtown Toronto, and was once a separate municipality. It is best know for its sandstone Bluffs (who's sand has swept westward by currents to settle & form the Toronto Islands), the Rouge River natural park system, and the Toronto Zoo. Scarborough is criss-cross by beautifully treed ravines and by streets with a range of multi-cultural shopping and dining options.

Kidstown water playground1 in Agincourt Scarborough is the part of Toronto, formerly its own city, that lies east of Victoria Park Ave, and west of Pickering and south of Markham and the York Region. The name "Scarborough" is named for the community in North Yorkshire, England, because the wife of John Graves Simcoe, Upper Canada's first lieutenant governor, thought the bluffs looked like the limestone cliffs back home.

Scarborough Town Centre Both Toronto and Scarborough received large groups of immigrants from Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia and China, as well as Jews from all over Eastern Europe. Following the Second World War, refugees from war-torn Europe, poor areas of Italy and Portugal, and Chinese fleeing the unrest there came to Toronto.

Alpaca at the Toronto Zoo The Scarborough Town Centre was developed as the major commercial and entertainment hub east of Toronto's Yonge Street and is located beside the Scarborough Civic Centre, Albert Campbell Square, and Consilium Place. Originally the city centre for the old City of Scarborough government, it now includes the Scarborough Walk of Fame honouring notable residents, past and current.

The gem of Scarborough is the Toronto Zoo, moved in 1974 from its original Riverdale location to the Rouge River valley, expanding its overall area from a cramped 3 hectares to a modern 300 hectares modern zoo where animals have space and settings duplicating their natural environments.

The natural treasures of the community are the Rouge River parklands, and the Scarborough Bluffs, sandstone cliffs that overlook Lake Ontario. The sand erosded from the Bluffs over the years has drifted west and collected to create the Toronto Islands.

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Scarborough AccommodationsDays Inn - Toronto East Lakeview

Complimentary continental breakfast, coffee in lobby, newspaper, local telephone calls, Children under 12 free with adult. Executive rooms with two beds, sofa bed, refrigerator and sink available. Restaurant adjacent.

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Scarborough AccommodationsGlenrouge Campground, Toronto and Region Conservation

Toronto's only camping spot, the Glen Rouge Campground, is easy to reach from highways and is on the banks of the Rouge River. A safe and comfortable camping experience.

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Scarborough AccommodationsComfort Inn - Toronto East

Our hotel features a free continental breakfast, in-room coffee makers, free weekday newspaper, free local calls, parking, and much more.

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Scarborough AccommodationsHoward Johnson Inn and Suites Toronto East

191 Oversized Comfortable Guest Rooms & Suites, with Complimentary Continental Breakfast, In - Room Coffee, Free Local Calls, Free Parking, Free Daily Newspaper. Almost 9 acres with landscaped courtyard.

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Scarborough AccommodationsHoliday Inn Express Toronto East

2 tier lobby with fireplace. Host meetings and gatherings up to 50 people. Close to Scarborough shopping and attractions. TTC walking distance, GO Train 3 km.

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Scarborough Travel & AttractionsEnterprise Rent-a-Car

Unlike other rental car companies, Enterprise focuses on neighborhood markets. We specialize in renting to people who need a temporary replacement car or a vehicle for a special occasion.

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Scarborough Travel & AttractionsDefcon Paintball Field

Defcon Paintball isToronto & Mississauga’s premiere paintball experience, perfect group and corporate events.Celebrate a special occasion with friends or to build team unity by earning a hard-fought victory in the game of paintball.

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Scarborough Travel & AttractionsEllesmere Scarborough RT Station (TTC)

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Scarborough Travel & AttractionsAvis Rent A Car

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Scarborough Travel & AttractionsSears

Sears Canada, in business since 1953, is Canada's largest single full-line retailer of general merchandise and home-related services.

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