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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 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 AccommodationsOntario Private Camp Ground Association

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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 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 Travel & AttractionsSplash Island at Toronto Zoo

Cool off at Splash Island, the perfect destination with two acres of hands-on, non-stop family fun amidst waterslides, water-spouting animals, waterfalls, and tipping buckets, The kids will learn about plants and animals living in water around Canada.

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Scarborough Travel & AttractionsThrifty Car Rental

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Scarborough Travel & AttractionsWedding Toronto Limousine

Wedding Toronto Limousine allows you to arrive in style on your wedding day. We have varieties of Limousines which deliver to you on your dream party. View our inventory of stylish fleets for high-end transportation services anywhere in Toronto.

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Scarborough Travel & AttractionsJoy Travel

We are a licensed company providing Bus Charter & Tour Services in Ontario and east of Canada. For more information, please visit our website & contact us by e-mail or by phone at: 647-285-5018

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