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

Matthew Wocks and Arielle Quigley (Matthew Wocks and Arielle Quigley)

When we sat down to come up with a concept for this magazine, the one thing we could agree on was that we didn’t know as much about Scarborough as we thought we did.

It wasn’t until we immersed ourselves into the community, that we discovered how little we actually knew. Scarborough is unique compared to Toronto in that its population is spread out. Add to that the sheer size of its borders and it becomes easier to understand why the stories, the issues and the people who make up Scarborough are not known to most residents.

With that in mind, our mission is to deliver the stories that matter to you with the hope of bringing the community together.

We packed this issue full of stories about Scarborough which will affect, intrigue and delight the readers who live here. We also want to share stories about important people in the community, like the man who owns a stable of horses or the Agincourt principal who is helping to shape the lives of our youth. Did you know orangutans at the Toronto Zoo are using iPads? Or that you can put your biceps to the test in Scarborough’s very own arm-wrestling championship?

We worked hard to get these stories from the community and into your hands. On behalf of the editors, the entire production team, the writers and the faculty, we would like to thank you for reading.

We hope our magazine will help you learn as much as we have about the best part of Toronto.

Matthew Wocks,
Managing Editor

Arielle Quigley,
Assistant Managing Editor

The Production Team
The Scarborough Observer Magazine · Vol. 1, No. 1 · March 2012

Managing Editor: Matthew Wocks
Asst. Managing Editor: Arielle Quigley
Production Editor: Diana Faria
Photo Editor: Nicholas Tragianis
Sports Editor: Kaitlin Clubley
Business Editor: Thomas Wallenius
Arts and Life Editor: Kathleen Wright
Copy Editors: Ali Dar, Jaclyn Dunham, Akihiko Tse

Writers:
Louise Andre
Mohammed Arshad
Ali Dar
Kaitlin Clubley
Morgaine Craven
Jaclyn Dunham
Leslie Emmons
Alicia Ferroro
Ani Hajderaj
Melissa LoParco
Nino Meese-Tamuri
Shantal Otchere
Jennifer Pang
Arielle Quigley
Becky Robertson
Dileen Simms
Sarah Taguiam
Nicholas Tragianis
Akihiko Tse
Thomas Wallenius
Georgia Williams
Kathleen Wright
Matthew Wocks
Designers:
Maya Akbay
Leigh Cavanaugh
Kaitlin Clubley
Morgaine Craven
Leslie Emmons
Diana Faria
Alicia Ferroro
Melissa LoParco
Carleigh O’Connell
Shantal Otchere
Rebecca Raveendran
Alexandra Quigley
Arielle Quigley
Dileen Simms
Nicholas Tragianis
Thomas Wallenius
Matthew Wocks

Faculty Editors:
Eric McMillan
Philip Alves
Andrew Mair