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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 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 AccommodationsDays Inn East Scarborough

Free continental breakfast, in-room coffee makers, weekday newspaper, local calls, parking, and much more. AAA/CAA approved.

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Scarborough AccommodationsToronto and Region Conservation

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

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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 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 & AttractionsHOZA! Creative Mediation

HOZA! is a leader in Arts-Education. We provide experiences that help us to put a STOP to negative behaviors and START living the CHANGES that we seek. After all HOZA! is an African word that means, Stop, Start, and Change!

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Scarborough Travel & AttractionsBeach Fairway Golf Range

Beach Fairway Golf Range, opened in 1999, is located in the Upper Beach neighborhood, on Victoria Park Avenue (just south of the subway station) and south of the Danforth. 33 artificial tees overlook a 300 yard "fairway", and has 7 ta

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Scarborough Travel & AttractionsAvis Rent A Car

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Scarborough Travel & AttractionsMagnotta Brewery

Magnotta brews beer at this location, and also sells wine products from the Magnotta Winery. Magnotta is Ontario's third largest winery and sells wine, beer and distilled products. With over 2,500 awards to date for product excellence.

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