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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 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 AccommodationsBest Western Executive Inn

95 modern guest rooms: Traditional rooms (standard), Junior suites (openconcept), Spa suites (open concept with double size spa tubs!). 10 minutes drive from Scarborough Town Centre Mall (over 200 stores, theatres & dining), close to Toronto Zoo.

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Scarborough AccommodationsTravelodge Scarborough

Complimentary continental breakfast, in-room coffee, automated check out and free parking. We also feature six Junior Executive Suites that have the added amenities of a microwave and small refrigerator.

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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 AccommodationsOntario Private Camp Ground Association

Stay our our wonderful campground, and enjoy the great outdoors… see our website for details

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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 & AttractionsThrifty Car Rental

Join our Blue Chip Rewards program & get a free rental after every 16 rental days. Plus, enjoy perks like express lines & expedited counter service.

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Scarborough Travel & AttractionsMarlin Travel

Marlin Travel is part of Thomas Cook, which has a 160 year tradition as the longest serving and internationally best known name in travel.

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Scarborough Travel & AttractionsNational Car and Truck Rental

National Car Rental operates in over 3,000 locations, and operates over 275,000 quality vehicles that serve over 15 million business & leisure travelers annually.

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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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