From the Dean: How the Scarborough Observer Magazine came to be

Nate Horowitz
Nate Horowitz (Nate Horowitz)

Scarborough, the eastern part of the City of Toronto, may be the most diverse community in Canada. Fifty-seven per cent of its residents are foreign born. People often equate downtown Toronto with culture, but I think the numbers speak for themselves: Scarborough is a place of diversity and culture.

There is currently no magazine dedicated to the issues and stories unique to Scarborough. We think you deserve a magazine that not only delivers the news you care about, but tells the unique and diverse stories you all share. And that is why we created the Scarborough Observer Magazine.

Our magazine is written and produced by the journalism students at Centennial College. It is our goal to deliver to you, the reader, an unbiased view of your community. What sets us apart from a traditional newspaper is our dedication and focus on delivering the news that matter to the citizens of Scarborough, while at the same time instilling in the next generation of journalists the importance of community, integrity and service.

Every single person living in Scarborough has a story unique to her or his experience. Sharing is all about community.

I am very proud of all the students and faculty that worked so hard to get this magazine into your hands. But most of all, I am proud that we are able to serve the wonderful community of Scarborough.

Nate Horowitz,
Dean, School of Communications, Media and Design